Posts With Keyword ‘U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’

Tainter Gates Open at Lake Red Rock Dam

Posted: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 11:49 am

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Two of the five large “tainter” gates at Lake Red Rock have been opened to release water from the reservoir. The lake had briefly begun to recede before another heavy round of weekend rains began pushing the lake’s level to near record levels. The all-time high water mark at Lake Red Rock came in July of 1993, when the water crested at 782.67 feet.

Predictions are for the lake to rise to near 781 feet by the weekend, with the in-flow estimated to peak at 70,000 cubic feet per second, and the out-flow at the dam to be increased to 60,000 cubic feet per second.

Stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS for updated lake levels and forecasts as soon as they become official.

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 Continues to Rise

Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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While no rainfall in the past 24 hours has provided a much needed reprieve locally, it has not stopped the rise of the water level at Lake Red Rock.

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More Rains Increase In-Flow, Out-Flow at Red Rock

Posted: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 6:31 am
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock has updated its forecast on water levels and rates of discharge.

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‘Red Rock Fest’ Today at Cordova Park

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A trio of outdoor sports will highlight an event known as “Red Rock Fest” Tuesday evening. The event includes a 5k run and walk, kayaking adventure and a stair climb race to the top of Cordova Tower. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and picnic materials as well, and grilled burgers and other snacks will also be for sale.

Registration for the 5k is $25 and includes a t-shirt while supplies last. The tower race costs $8 to enter, or $5 if the participant also registers for the 5k. Registration for each activity can be done up until fifteen minutes prior to the event.

Red Rock Fest begins at 5:15 p.m. and will end at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The event is being held at Cordova Park on the north side of Lake Red Rock. To find out more, visit www.LakeRedRock.org or call 628-8690 or 828-7522.

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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Lake Red Rock Rises as Rains Continue

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Recent rainfall, coupled with last week’s precipitation throughout Central Iowa, has the water level at Lake Red Rock on the rise again.

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Lake Red Rock ‘Junior Ranger’ Program Coming Soon

Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 6:19 am

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The first of two “Junior Ranger” programs at Lake Red Rock will be held next week.  

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Weekend Programs Featured Today at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Saturday, June 12th, 2010 at 6:21 am

A pair of programs celebrating nature and outdoor recreation are being offered Saturday at Lake Red Rock.

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Youth “Survivor” Programs Coming to Red Rock Later this Summer

Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Area youth will have two chances this summer to learn some basic outdoor survival skills from the park rangers at Lake Red Rock.

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Outdoor Programs this Weekend at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Park Rangers at Lake Red Rock are hosting more programs this weekend to allow area residents a chance to enjoy the outdoors.

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Weekend Outdoor Programs at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Park Rangers at Lake Red Rock are hosting more programs this weekend to allow area residents a chance to enjoy the outdoors.

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Outdoor Fun Saturday at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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The Park Rangers at Lake Red Rock are offering a pair of programs this weekend aimed at young outdoor adventurers.

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Weekend Outdoor Programs at Red Rock

Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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The Park Rangers at Lake Red Rock are offering a pair of programs this weekend aimed at young outdoor adventurers.

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Life Jackets Encouraged for Holiday Weekend Boaters

Posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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With warm weather in the forecast and an extended weekend on many people’s calendars, it’s expected to be a busy time for boating this Memorial Day weekend at many of Iowa’s lakes, including Lake Red Rock.

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‘Junior Rangers’ Program Coming to Lake Red Rock this Summer

Posted: Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Park Rangers at Lake Red Rock will be hosting an opportunity for area youngsters to learn what it’s like to be a Park Ranger themselves later this summer.

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Little Time Left to Register for Boating Course

Posted: Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

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A course on boating safety is being held this weekend at Lake Red Rock.

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Wildflower Walk Today at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The park rangers at Lake Red Rock are hosting a spring flower hike this coming weekend.

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