Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 19, 2013

Rathbun Lake update


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Phillip H. Brown, operations manager with US Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake, reports current reservoir elevation is 910.94 msl with 904.0 msl the normal operating elevation.

Brown said he anticipates the reservoir cresting at 916.76 around April 24, provided little or no precipitation in the days to come.

The current inflow for Chariton and South Fork tributaries is 27,600 cfs. The reading at the Moulton Gage is 13,400 cfs.

Once downstream conditions improve, we will begin releasing the maximum amount allowed (i.e. 800 cfs) as per the seasonal restrictions of the water regulation manual, Brown said.