Lower water levels to be maintained at Saylorville Lake for sedimentation survey

Rock Island District
Published Feb. 24, 2023
Saylorville Lake Control Tower

Saylorville Lake Control Tower

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is scheduled to hold Saylorville lake levels below the normal conservation pool while a sedimentation survey is conducted. While the lake is held at or below an elevation of 834 feet, data collection will take place, likely during the last week of March or first week of April, depending on weather and visibility for the aircraft and instrumentation.

Due to extended drought conditions in the Des Moines River basin, conditions are ideal for the survey at Saylorville Lake, which is currently at elevation 833.5 ft. Because the adjustment is minor and temporary, there are no known consequences associated with the deviation from the approved water control plan. Once the survey is complete, the lake will be returned to the normal conservation pool of 836 ft.

For more information contact the Saylorville Lake project office at 515-276-4656.

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Release no. 23-006