Big Blue River Flood Risk

Timely Information

The city will post regular updates of the levels at Tuttle Creek Lake and release rates when concern rises about the flood risk along the Big Blue River east of Manhattan. If the situation with Tuttle Creek Reservoir changes, the City of Manhattan, Riley County and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will work to inform affected residents and business owners.


River Resources


Be Prepared


With recent rains and rising water levels in Tuttle Creek Lake, the Big Blue River could be at risk for flooding. Be prepared for the possibility.

Floodplain Management


The Big Blue and Kansas Rivers Floodplain Management Plan was recently completed. See the document for details on strategies to minimize flood risk in Manhattan, Riley County and Pottawatomie County.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps


Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) show the updated risk factors for residents in the Manhattan area. These maps went into effect on March 16, 2015, along with new floodplain regulations.

Know Your Flood Risk


Know your flood risk no matter where you live in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. If you're a homeowner, renter, insurance agent or Realtor/lender, find out your risk and how you can protect yourself.

Contact Us

  1. Chad Bunger
    Assistant Director of Community Development
    Email Chad Bunger

    1101 Poyntz Ave.
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Ph: 785-587-2412
    Fx: 785-587-2439
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