Kansas River - low head dam

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by mapper, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. mapper

    mapper New Member

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    While driving north over the Kaw on 435 I noticed some work being done on the low head dam.

    Does anyone know what might be going on down there? Are they increasing the height of the dam?

    It looks like they are building some type of structure on the north side of the dam.
     
  2. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    I've heard that they are building a water treatment plant for the City of Olathe. Supposibly it will cut off all bank fishing access to that spot as well. I'm sure if that happens a lot of people will be upset as that is a favorite bank fishing spot.
     

  3. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Yeah, I had been wondering about it myself. I bet that is the most heavily fished spot on the river, it will be sad if they block it off. There is a pretty good highway department right of way that we could build a new path through, but somehow I doubt that they will let us get too close to the water intake when it's all finished.
     
  4. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    I read on water1.org that they are preparing to bore a tunnel under the river for two 60" main water lines. The treatment plant is going to be on the missouri river. There is a map of the whole project on that site that explains where everything is going to be. Fishing access should still be good once the construction is done.
     
  5. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Trevor, It’s good to see you back on. What you are saying sounds promising – once the pipeline is laid, things should return to normal.
     
  6. jes4561

    jes4561 New Member

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    is the fishing good on the kaw?
     
  7. jes4561

    jes4561 New Member

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    i saw a big one come out of the kansas river years ago
     
  8. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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    ok they r diverting water to the holiday dr side . wich is killer right now for bait fish
     
  9. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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    i dont know if they r raising the dam though
     
  10. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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    435 is where i have fishin all my life and it is gonna kill me if i cant fish down there. by the way brad thanks forellin meabout boc
     
  11. jeremy

    jeremy New Member

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    i fished there all the time last year and got some decent fish id be upset if i couldnt fish there any more but not horibly because down river a little down k32 theres a spot in front of the grener house
     
  12. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    yeah the spot u talk of is ok if you waid across the small part and get on that sandbank island then u can hit the deep hole and the current but the river rises fast me and cathunter1979 fished it last summer and we watched the warter come up almost 2 feet by the time we packed up the gear we would of ben sittin in warter lol the grenner house is ok but i prefirr the 435 spot has anyone fished the boat dock at edwardsville? is that any good
     
  13. JRCampbell123

    JRCampbell123 New Member

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    hey kccat man you said that they routing water by holiday dr. is that the exit before or after the river if you re going north ? and what is a good way to get down there from the road?
     
  14. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Jason , if your going north on 435 , its the exit before the river. That side of the river is Johnson County Waterworks property though. If they see a car parked along the road down there on Holiday Dr. , they have been known to bring the cops down there and escort people out of there. The best way to do it is to have someone drop you off , and come pick you up later. If they dont see a car, then they probably wont know your down there. At least I believe that would work in the daytime. If you do it that way in the night time, I would use as little light as possible. :cool2:
     
  15. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    That channel in my avatar is from down there at 435. Last spring. :big_smile:
     
  16. JRCampbell123

    JRCampbell123 New Member

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    :big_smile: :big_smile: Thank you very much cathunter1978. that info will be very helpful exspecially when the cops come
     
  17. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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  18. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Thanks for the article Doug. That helped me to understand whats going on. :smile2:
     
  19. kccatman76

    kccatman76 New Member

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    keith this is josh neer(kccatman76) lets have a little catfish tourny lol