Melvern Lake Watershed

General Information

Sponsored by:
Flint Hills RC
Project Manager:
Ken Thomas
Start Date:
December 31, 1999
P.O. Box 8736
Topeka, KS 66608 United States


Geographical Information:

Surrounding water bodies:

Melvern Lake; Upper Marais des Cygne River; Elm Creek; 142-Mile Creek; Duck Creek; Hill Creek; Chicken Creek; Locust Creek; Onion Creek; and Log Chain Creek.

Watershed Description:

The watershed takees in portions of Coffey, Lyon, Osage and Wabanusee Counties. Runs from the town of Melvern below the dam at U.S. Highway 75 to the outskirts of Eskridge in Wabaunsee County

Project Goals & Objectives:

  • Quantity
  • Quality
  • Groundwater
  • Surface water
  • Pollution
  • Conservation
  • Restoration

Project Achievements:

Six years of implementation work
Over 100 acres of buffers,terraces, waterways.
Alternative watering systems
Numerous workshops
20 issues of the Waterlog Newsletter.

Ken Thomas
Committee Members:
Mike Gillialand, Ron Fredrickson, Bruce Wells, Jim Hinck, Gary Stanford

Current Project Partners:

  • Lyon County Conservaiton District
  • Wabaunsee County Conservation District
  • Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks
  • City of Osage City
  • Wholesale Water District # 12

Copyright 2018 Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy
This project funded in part through the Kansas Water Office, with appropriations from the Kansas Water Plan Fund; and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, through EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant # C9007405-11.