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Additional Rains Will Keep Waters High at Red Rock

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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The water level at Lake Red Rock is expected to remain near 779 feet through the remainder of the week, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Following a peak in-flow of nearly 60,000 cubic feet per second on Sunday, the in-flow rate has since declined to 51,000 cfs, but is anticipated to increase again late Wednesday.  Out-flow at the Red Rock Dam will hold steady at 50,000 cubic feet per second. As of 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, the lake had held stable at 778.77 feet. 

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In a related story, Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Anderson tells KNIA/KRLS News that the threat of rising waters led to the voluntary evacuation of three full-time residences and approximately seven weekend cabins below the dam.  Further downstream, a levee was breached at the Des Moines River and Highway 92.  Highway 92 remains open.  Stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS News for the most up-to-date information as soon as it becomes official.