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New Forecast Issued for Lake Red Rock

Posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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The latest forecast for Lake Red Rock shows a little more stability in the next 24 to 48 hours for the water level and outflow at the dam, though there is still a spike in the in-flow anticipated by this weekend. As of 5:00 a.m. Thursday, the lake was holding steady near 778.55 feet and is expected to increase only slightly through Friday.

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The current in-flow at Lake Red Rock is around 52,000 cubic feet per second, while the out-flow at the dam remains at 50,000 cubic feet per second. One variance from the previous forecast is that the discharge is expected to remain at 50,000 cubic feet per second for a number of days, instead of increasing to 60,000 by the weekend.

The water level at Lake Red Rock is now expected to crest at under 780 feet late Sunday. With water levels at Saylorville Lake already over the spillway and anticipated to peak at nearly six feet above the spillway, Lake Red Rock is expected to experience another increase of in-flow, with the latest forecast predicting nearly 70,000 cubic feet of water per second to enter the reservoir early Thursday morning.

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The Corp of Engineers re-evaluates these predictions continually, and KNIA/KRLS will immediately report any changes as they are released.