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Casts and Blasts, June 3

A few things of outdoors interest.

- A month or so ago Tuttle Creek Reservoir was about 10 feet below normal pool. Over the weekend it was about 10 feet above normal pool. Even my limited math skills knows that’s a 20 foot change in water levels. That can happen at Tuttle Creek, which probably has the largest drainage area of any reservoir. (Fishing was very good at both extremes.)

- Meanwhile, Cheney Reservoir only gained about 1 1/2 feet with last week’s rains, and is still about 5 feet below normal. That’s a lot at a lake built as shallow as Cheney. It’s surprising such a short raise came after much of the drainage got three to four inches of rain one night last week.

- Thomas Warner, K-State’s Wildlife Outdoor Enterprise Management director, returned a call from last week. I’d hoped to ask Warner about Pratt Community College’s new Wildlife Enterprise Management program. Monday Warner said he supported junior colleges, and the service they provide for students across America, and wished the best for the Pratt program.

Warner’s program is in about its fourth year, and admission to the program is highly competitive. Those who graduate from the two year Pratt program will have to go through the regular application process if they hope to be accepted into the K-State program.

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO READ SUNDAY’S STORY ON THE PRATT PROGRAM.

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