Rapidly Rising Saylorville Lake Levels Force Some Boat Ramp Closures
SAYLORVILLE LAKE, Iowa – The Army Corps of Engineers says it is closing several of its boat ramps because recent heavy rains are causing the lake level to rise rapidly. Saylorville’s current level is 851.94 feet and pool level has increased almost 3.5 feet over the last 24 hours. The current prediction from the Corps has Saylorville Lake reaching a level of 880.55 feet on July 3rd at 9:00 a.m. That’s about 11 feet below the record flood stage, set in 1993, of 892.03 feet.