Saylorville Lake Levels Continue to Rise Along with Forecasted High

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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.

2 comments

  • Rebecca Hergert

    HERE WE GO!!
    BRANSTAD WILL HAVE TO GET OBAMA HERE, IF DISASTER STRIKES. WHEN HE GOT PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON HERE IN THE CHOPPER TO VIEW DES MOINES/DAVENPORT!!
    I REMEMBER MY HUSBAND & I TAKING PICTURES AT HOME AT AMANA-WATER OVER THE IOWA INTERSTATE RAILROAD TRACKS!! (Iowa River)

  • Dick Frakes

    Like I’ve been saying since 1977, Saylorville lake is an engineers cluster piece. With very few exceptions it goes over the spillway five out of ten years. The lake is too small for the dam to handle the rivers volume. The lake basin should have been at least three times what it is. Enjoy the floods.

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