Kaw Lake Affected By Government Shutdown

Ponca City Now - October 2, 2013 8:56 am

Congress couldn’t agree on a funding bill, so government agencies began shutting down Monday night.

Any job deemed unessential was to be furloughed for an undetermined amount of time.

Arlyn Hendricks, Kaw Lake Manager said they began notifying campers yesterday morning that they have to vacate by 8 pm today.

Hendricks said yesterday was especially inconvenient because it was opening day of archery season.

“We’ll have a lot hunters coming in, probably came in yesterday for season starting this week," Hendricks said. "So, we will lose quite a bit of fee revenue as long as the parks are shut down.”

The Corp of Engineers at Kaw Lake had money to carry over from the previous fiscal year, so all its employees are working.

However, if this shutdown continues they will began furloughing workers.


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