CHENEY STATE PARK, Kan. (KAKE) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials say the Cheney Reservoir is nearing the top of the flood pool Wednesday after recent storms. In a document from the engineers, it shows the water standing at 1,427.4 feet in elevation, which is one and a half feet below the top of the flood pool. According to Brannan Parrish, the public affairs specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they expect it to crest at one tenth above that at 1,427.5 feet above elevation. As for draining some of the water, Parrish said it isn’t draining very fast, due to more inflow than outflow. "You have about a 300 cubic foot per second inflow coming into Cheney Reservoir and that’s actually being offset by the 250 cubic feet we have going out," Parrish said. He said they plan to increase that flow of water to 750 cubic feet per second Wednesday, but that will still take some time. "It’s going to be a slow process," he said. One camper who […]