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A boat dock sits dry at Cedar Bluff.
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Michael Pearce / The Wichita Eagle
Once a great lake for largemouth bass, open water fish like wipers now offer the best angling at Cedar Bluff.
Boat ramps at Cedar Bluff Reservoir now sit where water may be 20 feet deep at normal water levels.
Andy Fanter checks his depth finder at Cedar Bluff. Though 21 feet below normal, Fanter has still found water 39 feet deep.
An osprey looks for fish at Cedar Bluff.
Cedar Bluff is ranked as one of the top white bass lakes in Kansas.
The kid's pond at Cedar Bluff State Park.
A sailboat passes by a part of Cedar Bluff Reservoir normally under water. The lake is 21 feet low, but still popular with boaters and anglers.
Office at Cedar Bluff State Park.
Cedar Bluff State Park manager Chris Smith stands on what was once the lake's most popular boat dock. The reservoir is 21 feet below normal, but still offers a lot of recreation.
A fisherman tries for walleye or white bass at Cedar Bluff Thursday morning.
Once a popular boat ramp and dock sits totally dry at Cedar Bluff State Park, where the lake is 21 feet below normal.
A sheltered picnic table far from the water at Cedar Bluff.
State park manager Chris Smith walks back from a boat dock sitting on a dry portion of Cedar Bluff Reservoir.
Chris Smith inspects a cabin at Cedar Bluff State Park.
Chris Smith looks at the distant water of Cedar Bluff Reservoir from a state park cabin.
A truck drives over the dam at Cedar Bluff.
Chris Smith, Cedar Bluff State Park manager, looks at the distant lake from a state park cabin.
Cedar Bluff Reservoir is currently about 21 feet low, but still offers recreation. It's been more than 50 feet low in the past.
Andy Fanter trolls deep water at Cedar Bluff. Though 21 feet below normal, Fanter has still found water 39 feet deep.
Birds atop trees that grew when Cedar Bluff was more than 50 feet low.
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