SAYLORVILLE LAKE, Iowa — More overnight rain in northern Iowa has the water level at Saylorville Lake rising and the forecasted peak has changed again.
The latest numbers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday show the lake is expected to rise almost eight feet higher than Wednesday’s forecast as tributaries fill the Des Moines River and water moves downstream.
Friday’s forecast is 843.29 feet and the peak level, 873.64 feet, is expected on June 29th. That’s just over 10 feet from water reaching the spillway.
More heavy rain is expected in central and northern Iowa Thursday which means those numbers are likely to change.
Several recreation access points around the lake have been closed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers because of the high water. You can view an updated list here.