Water levels at Saylorville Lake to be temporarily raised for data collection

USACE Rock Island District
Published March 8, 2024
Saylorville Lake Control Tower

Saylorville Lake Control Tower

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is temporarily raising water levels at Saylorville Lake to 1.8 feet above the normal conservation pool to conduct bathymetric data collection. Due to an extended drought and low inflows to the lake, it could take two to three weeks to reach the target level. The current release from Saylorville Lake is 250 cubic feet per second and there are no plans to reduce the outflow further to reach the required lake level.

Because the adjustment is minor and temporary, there are no known consequences associated with the deviation from the approved water control plan. Once the data has been collected the lake level will be returned to the normal conservation pool band of 836-837 ft. 

Saylorville Lake’s pool level and outflow forecast is updated daily and can be viewed at: https://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/Districts/MVR/Forecast/sayforecast.html.

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

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Release no. 24-010