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Corps to reduce outflows, begin repairs to Saylorville Lake outlet channel

Rock Island District
Published Nov. 17, 2020
A contractor prepares to begin repair work on the outlet channel at Saylorville Lake.

A contractor prepares to begin repair work on the outlet channel at Saylorville Lake.

Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District will be modifying outflows at Saylorville Lake to facilitate repairs in the outlet channel below the dam. At times, outflows will be reduced to zero to accommodate concrete placement and curing. Ongoing coordination with downstream communities is underway to ensure successful completion of the work with minimal impacts to these areas.

All areas within the Bob Shetler Recreation Area will be closed to visitors until work in the outlet channel is complete. Visitors are asked to stay clear of the work area.

Current lake information including lake levels, releases and area closures are available by calling 515-276-0433. Lake level information and predictions can also be accessed at www.rivergages.com.

For more information about Saylorville Lake visit: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake.aspx.


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309-795-5729
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Release no. 20-143