The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has issued a fish salvage order for Sand Creek in Newton because of the recent dam failure. This means fish may be caught by hand or by net in addition to rod and reel, and all length and creel limits are removed, though a valid fishing license is still required.

The order has been posted at the following locations and will remain in effect until the notices are removed:


Athletic Park near First Street
Parking lot off of W. Ninth on the west side of Sand Creek
12th Street bridge on the west side
12th Street bridge on the east side
Ash Street bridge and Eighth Street area
Fourth Street boat ramp