Rising water levels at Saylorville Lake have forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close some boat ramps and beaches.
The pool at Saylorville Lake has risen just over five feet from Thursday and sits at 857.16 feet as of noon Friday. It is expected to rise about another five feet Saturday.
The Corps says the boat ramps at Cherry Glen(lower), Lakeview Main, Lincoln Access, and Sandpiper are all closed. Access to Lakeview High and Cherry Glen Upper boat ramps is still available but parking is very limited and the ramps will be closed once parking has filled up.
The Oak Grove and Sandpiper beaches are closed as well.
Boaters planning to use the lake are being warned about debris in the water and facilities that may be submerged.
A portion of the Neal Smith Trail will also close on June 1st because of high water. The area is north of the Prairie Flower Campground to Saylorville Lake Marina.