Low water levels at Kanopolis Reservoir have made all but one boat ramp unusable this spring in the Ellsworth County park. And that ramp, located at Langley Point in Kanopolis State Park, has been difficult for boaters due to shallow water.
To improve boating conditions near the ramp, Kanopolis State Park staff have been overseeing a dredging operation.
Crane Rental of Salina began dredging the boat ramp Tuesday using a crawler crane and extendable fork lift.
“The boat ramp is usable as is,” said park manager Rick Martin, “but once we’ve excavated more material, launching a boat should become a lot easier.” Martin added that Langley Point will be in full working order for Memorial Day weekend.