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Lake Red Rock Forecast and English Creek Flood Level

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Dr. Bob Leonard

Record breaking rainfall this month has resulted in high river and lake levels across Iowa.

According to the Army Corp of Engineers at Lake Red Rock, the current pool level is 775 feet and is expected to rise to 778 by the 29th of June. The normal conservation pool is 742 feet, and the record is 782.67 feet, which was set in July of 1993. Inflow is currently 40,000 cubic feet per second, and is expected to rise to 55,000 cfs by Thursday. Current outflow is 30,000 cubic feet per second and is expected to increase to 40,000 cfs by Friday.

At this time, Whitebreast Beach is closed due to high water levels and the North Overlook Beach is closed due to Flood of 2008 Recovery work. Lake access boat ramps that are currently open include those at Whitebreast Recreation Area, Marina Cove and Elk Rock State Park (just off of Hwy 14). The river can be accessed below the dam at the Howell Station Landing.

In addition, as of 1:00pm the English Creek near Knoxville was at 19.88 feet or 2.88 feet above flood stage.