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Peak Inflow, Water Level Forecast Decreases for Red Rock

Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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Lake Red Rock appears to be in good shape as it prepares for another influx of water to make its way down the Des Moines River from the Saylorville Dam.  As of 6:00 a.m. Friday, the water level at Lake Red Rock had slowly receded, but remains mostly stable at around 778.46 feet.

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According to the latest data and forecast released Thursday, the in-flow of water to Lake Red Rock is around 49,000 cubic feet per second, while the discharge at the dam remains at 50,000 cubic feet per second.  

Additionally, the expected peak in-flow has now been pushed back to midday Saturday and is now expected at around 61,000 cubic feet per second, instead of the previously forecasted 70,000 cfs.  Another change in the forecast includes a reduction in the lake’s anticipated crest, which is now expected at just over 779 feet late Sunday.