Clark State Fishing Lake Fishing Information

Clark State Fishing Lake Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
37.3826 -99.7823
Surface Acres:
300 acres
Maximum Depth:
42 feet
Normal Lake Level:
Normally at conservation, but will vary depending on rainfall.

8 1/2 miles SW of Kingsdown

Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism

Dodge City Office 620-227-8609

Fishing Forecast Information

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+Black Bass Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Butler State Fishing Lake 186.27 100.00 18.63 164.71 Lake Excellent
Wilson State Fishing Lake 171.76 64.12 2.35 95.05 Lake Excellent
Sabetha - Pony Creek Lake 140.71 62.14 2.86 140.71 Lake Excellent
Garnett City Lake-South 139.39 66.67 0.00 171.97 Lake Excellent
Rooks State Lake 137.65 17.65 0.00 70.91 Lake Excellent
Gridley City Lake 130.00 34.00 0.00 126.08 Lake Excellent
Lyon State Fishing Lake 116.67 33.33 2.94 91.32 Lake Good
Pottawatomie Co. Lake 111.76 14.71 4.41 91.73 Lake Excellent
Lenexa Lake - Lenexa 105.77 18.27 0.00 98.22 Lake Good
Garnett City Lake-North 104.31 31.90 0.00 116.68 Lake Excellent
Meade State Fishing Lake 89.86 65.22 0.00 70.08 Lake Good
Moline Old City Lake - South 86.76 26.47 0.00 68.50 Lake Good
Gardner City Lake 85.58 26.92 0.00 63.37 Lake Good
Mcpherson State Fishing Lake 84.17 35.97 0.72 79.79 Lake Good
Yates Center City Lake-New 81.88 9.38 0.00 84.19 Lake Good
Great Bend-Stone Park Lake 78.31 3.61 1.20 50.42 Lake Fair
Bourbon State Fishing Lake 74.48 8.28 0.69 88.06 Lake Good
Altamont -Idle Hour Lake (City Lake-East) 72.55 39.22 7.84 67.39 Lake Good
Jewell State Fishing Lake 72.35 57.65 2.94 73.68 Lake Good
Brown State Fishing Lake 70.79 40.45 4.49 90.08 Lake Good
Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake #1 69.61 2.94 0.00 140.27 Lake Good
Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake #2 69.11 21.95 2.44 64.11 Lake Good
Logan City Lake 67.12 10.96 0.00 34.34 Lake Good
Shawnee State Fishing Lake 64.00 35.20 1.60 65.91 Lake Good
Atchison State Fishing Lake 63.53 41.18 3.53 71.87 Lake Fair
Altamont- Idle Hour Lake (City Lake-West) 63.16 39.47 2.63 41.58 Lake Good
Jetmore City Lake 62.79 41.86 1.16 61.40 Lake Good
Chase State Fishing Lake 59.80 12.75 0.00 68.68 Lake Good
Plainville Lake 57.45 31.91 0.71 54.88 Lake Good
Kiowa State Fishing Lake 57.14 18.37 0.00 75.37 Lake Good
Shawnee County-Lake Shawnee 54.90 21.57 0.00 65.80 Lake Good
Ford State Fishing Lake 54.17 12.50 0.00 31.07 Lake Good
Bone Creek Lake 50.27 40.11 1.60 37.44 Lake Good
Olathe - Lake Olathe 50.00 39.22 0.00 51.61 Lake Good
Fort Scott City Lake 49.41 17.65 0.00 49.41 Lake Good
Atwood-Lake Atwood-Main 49.02 14.71 0.00 36.93 Lake Good
Neosho State Fishing Lake 47.06 27.21 0.00 49.26 Lake Good
Miami State Fishing Lake 46.15 33.65 4.81 31.74 Lake Good
Douglas County-Lonestar Lake 46.08 14.71 0.00 50.98 Lake Fair
Holton-Prairie Lake 45.83 22.22 0.00 47.92 Lake Fair
Fort Scott-Gunn Park W Pond-#2 45.61 29.82 1.75 74.09 Lake Fair
Coldwater Lake 44.94 14.61 0.00 50.71 Lake Fair
Leavenworth State Fishing Lake 44.44 2.61 0.00 38.77 Lake Fair
Scott State Lake 42.97 10.55 0.00 52.36 Lake Good
Montgomery State Fishing Lake 42.65 7.35 0.49 29.07 Lake Good
Sedan New City Lake- South 42.16 17.65 1.96 30.60 Lake Good
Sedan Old City Lake- North 41.18 20.59 2.94 43.14 Lake Good
Olathe - Cedar Lake 40.74 26.85 0.00 52.73 Lake Good
Douglas State Fishing Lake 40.20 7.84 0.00 83.33 Lake Fair
Garnett-Cedar Creek Lake 40.00 18.13 2.50 61.97 Lake Good
Yates Center-South Owl Lake 40.00 13.13 0.63 40.03 Lake Good
Washington State Fishing Lake 39.08 26.44 1.15 49.11 Lake Fair
Howard-Polk Daniels Lake 37.65 23.53 0.00 55.60 Lake Good
Crawford State Fishing Lake 34.64 17.65 1.96 33.67 Lake Good
Nebo State Fishing Lake 32.08 26.42 0.00 64.46 Lake Fair
Ellis City Lake 31.96 16.49 0.00 19.37 Lake Fair
Graham Co-Antelope Lake 30.88 25.00 0.00 32.10 Lake Fair
Goodman State Fishing Lake 30.68 0.00 0.00 30.68 Lake Fair
Carbondale City Lake - East 30.39 5.88 0.00 61.76 Lake Fair
Eureka City Lake 30.39 5.88 0.00 40.34 Lake Good
Ottawa State Fishing Lake 29.44 12.22 0.00 29.28 Lake Fair
Lebo City Lake 27.86 18.57 0.00 33.62 Lake Fair
Holton - Banner Creek Lake 27.65 10.00 0.59 33.06 Lake Fair
Paola City Lake(Lake Miola) 27.10 7.48 0.00 24.82 Lake Fair
Cherryvale City Lake-Tanko 26.00 2.00 0.00 26.00 Lake Fair
Middle Creek State Fishing Lake 24.82 8.03 0.00 21.32 Lake Fair
Melvern River Pond 20.59 10.78 0.00 27.80 Lake Fair
Winfield City Lake 18.82 8.82 1.18 27.10 Lake Fair
Belleville-Rocky Pond 18.37 8.16 0.00 18.37 Lake Fair
Osage State Fishing Lake 17.65 2.94 0.00 29.74 Lake Fair
Atchison City Lake #9 17.14 11.43 0.00 17.14 Lake Fair
Coffeyville-Leclere 16.22 2.70 2.70 16.22 Lake Fair
Sheridan State Fishing Lake 15.87 0.53 0.00 26.68 Lake Poor
Barber State Fishing Lake-Lower 14.71 5.88 1.47 24.95 Lake Fair
Overbrook City Lake 13.89 5.56 0.00 29.67 Lake Poor
Great Bend-Vets Park Lake 13.04 7.25 0.00 29.88 Lake Fair
Madison City Lake 11.76 6.86 0.00 48.71 Lake Good
Centralia City Lake 10.48 8.57 0.00 11.02 Lake Poor
Jeffrey Eng. Ctr.-Aux. Makeup Lake 8.50 3.92 0.00 14.83 Lake Good
Osawatomie City Lake 6.86 0.00 0.00 6.86 Lake Poor
Atchison County Lake 4.69 4.69 0.00 4.69 Lake Poor
Council Grove City Lake 3.92 0.00 0.00 9.06 Lake Fair
Moline New City Lake - North 3.36 0.84 0.00 12.12 Lake Poor
Olpe City Lake 3.36 1.68 0.00 3.61 Lake Poor
Jeffrey Energy Center-Make Up Lake 2.94 1.96 0.00 3.42 Lake Fair
Geary State Fishing Lake 0.98 0.00 0.00 16.68 Lake Fair
Clark State Fishing Lake       50.39 Lake Fair
Marion County Lake       64.22 Lake Good
Salina-Lakewood Lake 200.00 6.25 0.00 105.00 Pond Good
Emporia-Jones Park West Pond 150.00 0.00 0.00 105.95 Pond Good
Atchison City Lake #4 80.77 19.23 0.00 80.77 Pond Good
Severy City Lake 78.57 4.76 0.00 49.13 Pond Good
Emporia-Jones Park North 69.23 15.38 0.00 57.42 Pond Good
(Fish) MC Co-Scoggan Pond 65.57 39.34 0.00 65.57 Pond Good
Jewell City Lake - Emerson Lake 59.38 12.50 0.00 88.29 Pond Good
Black Kettle State Fishing Lake 55.88 29.41 2.94 48.63 Pond Fair
Olpe - Jones Park Pond 50.00 40.00 0.00 31.25 Pond Good
Sterling City Lake 41.18 19.61 0.00 84.80 Pond Fair
Emporia-Jones Park East Pond 37.50 25.00 0.00 48.21 Pond Good
Emporia-Peter Pan Park 36.84 21.05 0.00 35.71 Pond Good
(Fish) Osborne-Wallace #2 35.62 26.03 0.00 35.62 Pond Good
Holyrood City Lake 34.43 11.48 1.64 36.33 Pond Good
Glen Elder State Park Pond 8.82 5.88 0.00 10.78 Pond Poor
Overbrook Kids Pond 7.69 0.00 0.00 39.26 Pond Poor
(Fish) Ottawa Co - Windhorst 6.06 0.00 0.00 6.06 Pond Fair
Atchison City Lake #2 5.88 0.00 0.00 5.88 Pond Poor
(Fish) MC Co - Larocque Pond 5.36 1.79 0.00 5.36 Pond Fair
Big Hill Wildlife Area-North Pond 4.76 0.00 0.00 4.76 Pond Fair
Stocking Records Information

+Channel Catfish Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
ROSE HILL - SCHOOL STREET POND POND 9/20/2019 480
Olpe City Lake COML 9/4/2019 2252
SEVERY CITY LAKE COML 10/8/2019 505
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE - SOUTH COML 10/2/2019 1693
(FISH) ELK CO - MARKLEY POND FISH 10/14/2019 312
(FISH) ELK CO - PERKINS POND #1 POND 10/14/2019 110
EMPORIA-JONES PARK NORTH COML 9/4/2019 102
EMPORIA-JONES PARK WEST POND COML 9/4/2019 102
EMPORIA-JONES PARK EAST POND COML 9/4/2019 102
EMPORIA-PETER PAN PARK COML 9/4/2019 301
OLPE - JONES PARK POND COML 9/4/2019 102
FALL RIVER RES. STATE PARK KIDS PON WMAS 10/8/2019 105
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/4/2019 917
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 8/16/2019 1666
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/18/2019 2420
JUNCTION CITY - HELLAND POND COML 9/11/2019 202
HERINGTON - FATHER PADILLA COML 1/1/2019 250
JUNCTION CITY-RIVER WALK POND COML 9/25/2019 250
JUNCTION CITY-RIM ROCK LAKE COML 9/11/2019 500
JUNCTION CITY BLUFFS POND CFAP 9/11/2019 701
OGDEN CITY LAKE COML 9/10/2019 700
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD COML 9/24/2019 7340
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 9/24/2019 4101
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 10/3/2019 4888
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 9/25/2019 2851
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 10/30/2019 3387
McPherson State Fishing Lake SFLS 9/27/2019 723
KANOPOLIS STATE PARK POND WMAS 10/29/2019 200
STERLING CITY LAKE COML 9/27/2019 240
(FISH) RUSSELL CO-BERAN POND FISH 10/29/2019 200
(FISH) LINCOLN CO-LANG POND FISH 10/29/2019 175
(FISH) LC CO-JORGENSEN POND #1 FISH 10/29/2019 200
(FISH) LINCOLN CO-SCHNEIDER FISH 10/29/2019 526
Arma City Lake COML 10/14/2019 500
Bone Creek Lake COML 10/3/2019 2204
Bone Creek Lake COML 10/30/2019 8710
Chanute City Lake COML 9/11/2019 3276
Chanute City Lake COML 9/11/2019 1727
CHANUTE-HIGHLAND PARK POND COML 9/11/2019 201
COLUMBUS VFW COML 10/15/2019 200
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/14/2019 1520
FRONTENAC-LAKE #1 COML 10/14/2019 303
FRONTANAC-LAKE #2 COML 10/14/2019 150
FRONTANAC-LAKE #3 COML 10/14/2019 50
GREENBUSH EDUCATION CENTER COML 10/14/2019 250
MINED LAND WA-CK/CR CO WMAS 10/15/2019 14066
MULBERRY CITY LAKE COML 10/14/2019 200
Neosho State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/15/2019 4600
NEOSHO WILDLIFE AREA POND WMAS 10/14/2019 301
PITTSBURG-LAKESIDE PARK LAKE COML 10/14/2019 600
PITTSBURG-UNIVERSITY POND OTHR 10/15/2019 403
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) COML 10/3/2019 1003
THAYER CITY LAKE COML 10/3/2019 1003
GREENBUSH EDUCATION CENTER #2 COML 10/14/2019 151
(FISH) CHEROKEE CO OPLOTNIK 2 FISH 10/30/2019 201
(FISH) CHEROKEE CO - OPLOTNIK FISH 10/30/2019 100
(FISH) CRAWFORD CO-MICHAELS #1 FISH 10/30/2019 350
(FISH) CRAWFORD CO - MICHAELS #4 FISH 10/30/2019 152
PITTSBURG-WILDERNESS PARK COML 10/14/2019 150
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 9/10/2019 1251
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 9/10/2019 2302
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 SFLS 9/10/2019 961
WASHINGTON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/10/2019 1441
POTTAWATOMIE CO. LAKE COML 9/10/2019 981
Alma City Lake COML 9/18/2019 802
NEMAHA WILDLIFE AREA POND WMAS 9/10/2019 362
MARYSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB LAKE COML 9/10/2019 201
WATERVILLE-IDLEWILD LAKE COML 9/10/2019 302
MANHATTAN - JERRY DISHMAN LAKE COML 9/10/2019 300
WAMEGO CITY LAKE COML 9/10/2019 250
TUTTLE CREEK WILLOW LAKE POND 9/10/2019 400
(FISH) RILEY CO - OVERLAY PROPERTIES FISH 9/25/2019 201
(FISH) PT CO - BERGES FISH 9/25/2019 500
(FISH) MARSHALL CO-STUDER POND FISH 9/25/2019 304
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/8/2019 2756
MONTGOMERY STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/10/2019 3716
CHERRYVALE CITY LAKE-TANKO COML 10/14/2019 632
COFFEYVILLE-LECLERE COML 10/15/2019 249
ELK CITY STATE PARK-KIDS POND WMAS 10/10/2019 120
PARSONS TOLEN CREEK POND COML 10/15/2019 150
SEDAN NEW CITY LAKE- SOUTH COML 10/2/2019 1756
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE- NORTH COML 10/10/2019 290
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE- NORTH COML 10/10/2019 1228
NEODESHA CITY LAKE COML 10/3/2019 100
Jewell State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/4/2019 2501
OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 8/15/2019 5002
Glen Elder State Park Pond WMAS 10/30/2019 588
Jewell City Lake - Emerson Lake COML 10/4/2019 852
Belleville - Rocky Pond COML 9/10/2019 1301
(FISH) MC CO-SCOGGAN POND FISH 11/6/2019 594
(FISH) MC CO - LAROCQUE POND FISH 11/6/2019 396
(FISH) OTTAWA CO - WINDHORST FISH 10/4/2019 229
(FISH) REPUBLIC-BEAM FISH 10/4/2019 175
Atwood - Lake Atwood - Main COML 10/29/2019 422
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE COML 10/29/2019 2005
ELLIS CITY LAKE COML 10/9/2019 766
ST FRANCIS-KELLER LAKE COML 10/29/2019 75
Scott State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/29/2019 4031
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/29/2019 1010
(FISH) GH CO-HENDRICKSON POND FISH 10/29/2019 132
ELWOOD WILDLIFE AREA POND WMAS 9/5/2019 2003
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/4/2019 1281
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/4/2019 724
Atchison State Fishing Lake SFLS 9/11/2019 2003
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE COML 8/15/2019 501
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 9/4/2019 1502
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE COML 9/4/2019 575
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE COML 9/4/2019 627
HORTON-MISSION LAKE COML 8/15/2019 2400
NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 8/15/2019 2002
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 8/15/2019 3501
Atchison City Lake #24 COML 9/11/2019 100
Atchison City Lake #23 COML 9/11/2019 1202
BROWNING OXBOW OTHR 9/5/2019 2003
Atchison City Lake #3 COML 9/11/2019 500
Atchison City Lake #9 COML 9/11/2019 501
Atchison City Lake #1 COML 9/11/2019 302
Atchison City Lake #2 COML 9/11/2019 151
Atchison City Lake #4 COML 9/11/2019 202
Atchison City Lake #6 COML 9/11/2019 201
Atchison City Lake #7 COML 9/11/2019 501
Atchison City Lake #8 COML 9/11/2019 501
HOLTON-ELKHORN LAKE COML 9/4/2019 301
HIAWATHA CITY LAKE COML 9/5/2019 201
TROY 4-H LAKE COML 9/5/2019 302
Atchison County Lake COML 8/15/2019 501
JAWHAWK BOY SCOUT LAKE OTHR 9/18/2019 352
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 9/24/2019 5502
FORT LEAVENWORTH-SMITH LAKE COML 9/11/2019 128
FORT LEAVENWORTH-MERRITT LAKE COML 9/11/2019 131
FORT LEAVENWORTH-SMITH LAKE COML 8/14/2019 328
FORT LEAVENWORTH-MERRITT LAKE COML 8/14/2019 320
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH COML 9/10/2019 1501
GARNETT CITY LAKE-SOUTH COML 9/10/2019 1502
LEBO CITY LAKE COML 9/4/2019 2003
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE COML 9/4/2019 1001
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/17/2019 4591
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 9/17/2019 3500
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW COML 9/17/2019 5083
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 9/24/2019 8320
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE COML 8/14/2019 4875
DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 8/15/2019 1800
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE COML 8/14/2019 673
OVERBROOK KIDS POND OTHR 8/14/2019 143
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 8/14/2019 3502
OSAGE CITY LAKE KIDS POND COML 9/4/2019 102
MELVERN RIVER POND WMAS 8/14/2019 2503
MELVERN STATE PARK EISENHOWER KIDS POND OTHR 9/4/2019 102
OSAGE CITY LAKE COML 1/3/2019 751
Eisenhower State Park-Ike's Flyfishing Pond WMAS 9/4/2019 37
(FISH) SHAWNEE CO. - NADINE ATWOOD POND #1 FISH 9/12/2019 25
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE-OLD COML 9/12/2019 601
PLEASANTON WEST LAKE COML 9/12/2019 2874
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE COML 9/12/2019 2036
PARKER CITY LAKE COML 9/11/2019 1003
Bourbon State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/3/2019 2801
UNIONTOWN SCHOOL POND COML 10/15/2019 460
UNIONTOWN SCHOOL POND COML 10/30/2019 301
LINN COUNTY STRIP PIT NULL 10/30/2019 560
CRITZER LAKE COML 10/4/2019 1502
Blue Mound City Lake COML 10/30/2019 801
MOUND CITY LAKE COML 9/11/2019 2000
RICHMOND CITY LAKE COML 9/10/2019 1502
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PARK W POND-#2 COML 9/11/2019 1003
ROOKS STATE LAKE SFLS 10/29/2019 6730
PLAINVILLE LAKE COML 10/9/2019 7499
LOGAN CITY LAKE COML 10/9/2019 1506
Agra City Lake CFAP 10/9/2019 300
SPRING HILL - WOODLAND RIDGE POND COML 9/18/2019 103
SPRING HILL CITY LAKE COML 9/18/2019 952
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE COML 9/18/2019 576
EDGERTON CITY LAKE COML 9/18/2019 153
Middle Creek State Fishing Lake SFLS 9/18/2019 2501
Paola City Lake - Lake Miola COML 9/18/2019 2700
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/18/2019 1501
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE COML 9/18/2019 852
OSAWATOMIE-BEAVER LAKE COML 9/18/2019 103
OVERLAND PARK - SUMMERCREST LAKE COML 9/18/2019 103
LEAWOOD - IRONWOODS PARK POND CFAP 9/18/2019 103
Andale High School - Renwick 267 Pond COML 9/27/2019 210
Anthony City Lake COML 10/10/2019 2904
KM-BYRON WALKER WA PONDS WMAS 10/8/2019 420
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE-EAST COML 10/4/2019 3515
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE-WEST COML 9/27/2019 306
HESSTON - INTERSTATE PARK POND CFAP 9/27/2019 102
KINGMAN-HOOVER POND POND 9/26/2019 100
Kingman State Fishing Lake SFLS 9/26/2019 4331
Kingman State Fishing Lake SFLS 9/27/2019 1431
MOUNT HOPE - OAK STREET POND COML 9/27/2019 216
NEWTON - SPRINGLAKE MIDDLE COML 9/27/2019 102
NEWTON - SPRINGLAKE UPPER COML 9/27/2019 102
NORTH NEWTON - SUNFIELD POND COML 9/27/2019 102
BUHLER CITY POND COML 9/27/2019 60
Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower SFLS 10/9/2019 3010
GOODMAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/29/2019 1002
HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/29/2019 2316
HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/31/2019 683
HODGEMAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/30/2019 4391
Kiowa State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/29/2019 2105
CIMARRON GRASSLANDS PITS WMAS 10/29/2019 1507
COLDWATER LAKE COML 10/9/2019 6043
Horsethief Reservoir RESV 10/14/2019 6667
Horsethief Reservoir RESV 10/29/2019 5345
JETMORE CITY LAKE COML 10/30/2019 2606
LACROSSE-WARREN STONE LAKE COML 10/11/2019 1020
LARNED CITY POND POND 9/30/2019 505
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 10/2/2019 3150
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 10/3/2019 911
PRATT BACKWATER CHANNELS WMAS 9/30/2019 207
PRATT BACKWATER CHANNELS WMAS 10/3/2019 200
Syracuse - Sam's Pond CFAP 9/17/2019 2803
(FISH) PAWNEE CO - BUSTER FISH 9/30/2019 2076
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/17/2019 5058
Cowley State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/4/2019 3361
CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/5/2019 3271
MARION COUNTY LAKE COML 9/4/2019 3001
IOLA KIDS POND COML 10/14/2019 500
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/14/2019 2026
Fort Scott City Lake COML 10/25/2019 2415
FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE POND EAST COML 10/25/2019 761
FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE POND WEST COML 10/25/2019 789
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PARK E POND-FERN COML 10/25/2019 837
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PARK W POND-#2 COML 10/25/2019 684
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 10/8/2019 2214
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Spillway Repair Update

Clark State Fishing Lake Spillway To Be Repaired

Clark State Fishing Lake Spillway To Be Repaired

May 15, 2019 Update -  

The contract to repair the Clark State Fishing Lake spillway was awarded to Dondlinger Construction, Wichita, which submitted the winning bid of $1,942,006.50. The contractor is expected to begin mobilizing and to start work on May 20, 2019, weather permitting. The southwest and southeast access roads to the dam and spillway area will be closed during construction.    

The scheduled project duration is 180 days, depending on weather conditions and any unforeseen issues. While earlier plans considered lowering the lake level 20 feet, the current plan is to lower the lake level only about 11 feet below normal conservation level, reducing the risk to the fishery while the project is underway. The lake will be kept at about 11 feet below normal until it can begin refilling in the fall.

Learn more about the project, below.

March 14, 2019 Update -

The $1.6 million project was originally expected to begin in December 2018 and be completed by summer 2019. Due to higher-than-expected bids received in January 2019 and unforeseen circumstances leading to some delays, a second round of bid invitations was issued March 14, 2019, with bid closing set for April 10. If the new bids are in line with expectations and a contract can be awarded, the current timeline calls for the project to begin around the end of April. The scheduled duration is 180 days, depending on weather conditions and any unforeseen issues.

The original plan was to lower the water level about 20 feet, but engineers now plan to lower the lake only about 11 feet below normal conservation level, reducing the risk to the fishery while the project is underway. The lake will be kept at about 11 feet below normal conservation level. Learn more about the project, below.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is undertaking a spillway repair project at Clark State Fishing Lake – a popular and scenic fishing spot in southwest Kansas. The lake is nestled in a rugged canyon along Bluff Creek in northwestern Clark County about 9 miles south of Kingsdown.

The project requires lowering the lake level to relieve the hydraulic pressure of water in the soil pushing against the underside of the spillway floor and the side walls. In late fall 2018, KDWPT staff began dropping the lake level so it would be low enough for a contractor to begin work quickly after a contract was awarded.

The intent is to maintain the lake’s prized fishery throughout the construction. The lake covers about 300 acres with a maximum depth of 36 feet deep when full. Staff will monitor the lake and modify management practices according to the duration of the drawdown, water depth and the runoff entering the lake after the repairs are complete.

Angler access will be impacted, and boat ramps will likely be unusable during the work. Shoreline access will be available, but caution will be necessary at first because the exposed bottom sediment may be too soft to walk on until it dries. Once the project is complete, the lake will refill naturally, which will depend on runoff from the watershed and to a lesser extent, rainfall directly on the lake.

The project is necessary to repair parts of the spillway that have deteriorated or been damaged. There is some surface spalling and loose concrete, seepage through the side spillway walls and rebar and wire mesh is exposed. The concrete crib wall is failing – a lower section is missing, and there is bulging and settling. The project also includes maintenance work on the lower tower outlet gates, erosion repair at the outlet structure, cleaning sediment and brush out of the outlet channel, stabilizing banks on the west lake road and at the east abutment and replacing the low water crossing downstream of the spillway. 

Once complete, the work will result in a repaired spillway as well as improved fishing opportunities in the future. Growth rates of larger sport fish should increase as fish are crowded during the drawdown, and vegetation that will grow on the exposed lakebed will provide optimal conditions for spawning, fish growth and improved water quality when the lake refills. Additional habitat enhancements include the addition of 130 “Georgia Cubes” – PVC pipe structures that provide cover for a variety of fish – as well as brush and rock piles. Boat ramps will be repaired and some of the rip-rapped fishing jetties will be enhanced, as well.  

KDWPT expects this project to ensure the future of this treasured lake and fishery, while providing needed repairs and enhancements.

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