Spillway fault system, Tuttle Creek reservoir, Pottawatomie County, northeastern Kansas
James R. Underwood, Jr., Allyn Poison, 1988. "Spillway fault system, Tuttle Creek reservoir, Pottawatomie County, northeastern Kansas", South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, O. T. Hayward
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The best exposure of the Spillway fault system is in the northwest wall of the northwest-trending spillway of Tuttle Creek reservoir (SW¼, SE¼SW¼, Sec.18, T.9S., R.8E.) in westernmost Pottawatomie County, immediately northwest of the point where Kansas 13 crosses the spillway (Fig. 1). From Manhattan, Kansas, drive north-northwest on Tuttle Creek Boulevard (also US 24, Kansas 13 and 177) 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from its intersection with Kimball Avenue to the point where Kansas 13 turns right (northeast). Drive 1.8 mi (2.9 km) across the dam to the parking areas on both sides of the road that overlook the spillway to the northeast.
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