Posts With Keyword ‘2010 Flood’

Local Residents Left Jobless by Severe Weather Encouraged to File for Federal Benefits

Posted: Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Area residents who live or work in counties that were recently declared as disaster areas may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program.

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Wet Basements Generate Extra Work for Pella Insurance Agencies

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Insurance agents in Pella have been scrambling this week to file hundreds of claims for flooded basements as a result of three consecutive nights of heavy rains.

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In-Flow Peaks at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The peak in-flow and water elevation at Lake Red Rock may not be as high as initially forecast, but the lake is certainly on the rise.

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High Waters Prevent Repairs at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Though the water level at Lake Red Rock is slowly receding, the swollen lake has still prevented work on a handful of projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including the repair of a beach that was damaged by high waters in 2008.

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Water Level at Red Rock Continues to Move Toward Normal

Posted: Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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A gradual decline in the in-flow of water to Lake Red Rock, and a fairly steady out-flow mean that the lake’s elevation is expected to decline fairly swiftly over the next two weeks.

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Red Rock Out-Flow Predicted to be Reduced Later this Month

Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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If current conditions remain largely unchanged, the out-flow rate at the Red Rock Dam could begin decreasing in stages as early as next weekend.

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Expert: Some Area Crops Looking Much Better Than Others

Posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The condition of crops in the Marion County area runs a spectrum from very good to poor, depending on the area and elevation of the farm land.

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Lake Elevation, Flow Rates Decreasing at Red Rock

Posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The out-flow of water from the Red Rock dam will begin decreasing by very small increments in the coming days.

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High Waters at Red Rock Impact Summer Recreation

Posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The heavy rains that quickly filled up Lake Red Rock earlier this summer have created positives and negatives for outdoor recreation on the lake.

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In-Flow to Red Rock Continues to Slow

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The in-flow of water at Lake Red Rock has dipped below 40,000 cubic feet per second, but is expected to see one more small increase this weekend before continuing to drop off.

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Lake Forecast Shows Reduction in Flow, Elevation

Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Even with continued rains this week, the latest forecast for Lake Red Rock is for water levels to drop and the rate of water flowing in to the reservoir to slow down.

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Lake Red Rock Expected to Slowly Recede

Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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It appears that the heaviest flow of water down the Des Moines River is past, and Lake Red Rock is expected to continue gradually receding over the next several days.

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Red Rock Expected to Reach Peak Elevation Tonight

Posted: Sunday, July 4th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The water level at Lake Red Rock is expected to peak near midnight Sunday night, after the in-flow to the lake peaked near 57,000 cubic feet per second on Saturday.

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Water Release Increased as Waters Rise at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock is releasing water from two of the dam’s five tainter gates, following another increase in the lake’s level on Sunday.

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Red Rock Water Levels Going Up Again

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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After the water had begun to recede at Lake Red Rock, another round of heavy rains this weekend has levels back on the rise.

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Lake Red Rock Crests, Begins Slowly Receding

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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With little to no rainfall in the past two days, the water level at Lake Red Rock is no longer on the rise.

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Lake Red Rock Crests Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 10:54 am

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With no rainfall in the past 24 hours the water level at Lake Red Rock appears to be receding.

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Red Rock Discharge Should Not Interrupt Pella’s Water Service

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:27 am

Despite an increase in the amount of water being discharged from the dam at Lake Red Rock, the supply of drinking water for the City of Pella is not likely to be affected as it had been in previous high-water events in 1993 and 2008.

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Lake Red Rock Forecast Anticipates Near-Record Levels

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The latest forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock predicts that the lake level will crest roughly four feet shy of the record just before the end of the month.

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Waters Inching Higher at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The water at Lake Red Rock is slowly creeping toward record levels, following continued heavy rains in South Central Iowa.

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