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Progress on new reservoir

The dam at HorseThief Reservoir in western Kansas is now completed, and state officials will inspect it next month, the Hutchinson News reported. Once the dam receives the final OK, creek runoff will begin filling the 440-acre lake, which is located about 20 miles north of Dodge City. Officials say that the new reservoir, which is surrounded by an 1,100-acre park, should be open to motorboats on Memorial Day weekend 2010. The new lake will help with flood control in the area and be a great addition to our state's recreational options.

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