The lake is forecast to crest on Sunday night at 881 feet above sea level. That gives officials three feet before they would have to make use of the crest gates. The spillway would be breached at 890 feet.
Downstream the Des Moines River at South East 6th has already crested and is dropping. The same is true of the Raccoon River at Fleur Drive.
Here are the latest road and trail closures as of Wednesday morning:
Birdland Drive from Saylor Road to 6thAvenue
Prospect Road from Hickman to Martin Luther King Parkway
George Flagg from SW 30thto Park Avenue
Neal Smith Trail – Euclid Avenue to Saylor Road is closed
Trestle to Trestle Trail west of Euclid Avenue Bridge is closed
Principal River Walk – Principal Park to Center Street
Walnut Creek Trail – Center Street to Ashworth Pool
Des Moines River Trail – SE 6thto Hartford Avenue
Bill Riley Trail
Gay Lea Wilson Trail – Hubbell Avenue to Williams Street
Meredith Trail – Open as of 10:15 a.m.