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    Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Saylorville Dam (video):









    Road flooding south of Ames:




    Sun setting over a flooded field:


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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    I wish I had had my camera handy for final approach into Des Moines last weekend... though I'm sure it's nothing compared to now


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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    Saylorville Dam (video):




    So uh... definitly don't want to fall into that


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    So uh... definitly don't want to fall into that
    No, and that video doesn't even do it justice. It was quite the sight.

    They're releasing another 5,000 cubic feet per second by Wednesday to help keep the emergency spillway under control, so they have to close it off to public because it'll be too dangerous.


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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    They should release more ... I'm tired of walking to my boat at the marina since the lower parking lot is flooded. I'm trying to figure out what good the Corp of Engineers is good for at Saylorville. They can't keep a boat ramp in decent shape and they can't keep the water level at a decent amount. I'm partially kidding on the previous statements.



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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    They should release more ... I'm tired of walking to my boat at the marina since the lower parking lot is flooded. I'm trying to figure out what good the Corp of Engineers is good for at Saylorville. They can't keep a boat ramp in decent shape and they can't keep the water level at a decent amount. I'm partially kidding on the previous statements.
    I'd hope so, because by releasing more water, they are flooding homes.


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    That is crazy stuff. This weather is getting crazy and annoying. When will it end. That is all id like to know.


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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal&Gold11 View Post
    That is crazy stuff. This weather is getting crazy and annoying. When will it end. That is all id like to know.
    Next Tuesday.



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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Next Tuesday.
    I raised my mower this weekend, because you just know it is going to stop suddenly and then not rain for a month.


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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    They should release more ... I'm tired of walking to my boat at the marina since the lower parking lot is flooded. I'm trying to figure out what good the Corp of Engineers is good for at Saylorville. They can't keep a boat ramp in decent shape and they can't keep the water level at a decent amount. I'm partially kidding on the previous statements.
    I'd hope you are entirely kidding or else you have a top hat and monocle joke coming your way.



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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I raised my mower this weekend, because you just know it is going to stop suddenly and then not rain for a month.
    I have a feeling that in August I'll be staring at my brown lawn trying to remember the last time it rained.



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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Second picture shows a nice shot of the hydraulic jump. Due to the momentum of the water, it suddenly changes elevation and actually flows uphill for a bit. Thank you Joe Schaefer and Engineering Mechanics!


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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    No, and that video doesn't even do it justice. It was quite the sight.

    They're releasing another 5,000 cubic feet per second by Wednesday to help keep the emergency spillway under control, so they have to close it off to public because it'll be too dangerous.
    I thought I heard correctly that the Coralville dam is letting 16Kcuft/sec go.. and it will still go over the dam Tuesday.

    the water is about 2 feet from the support beams on the 380 bridge it runs under.

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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I thought I heard correctly that the Coralville dam is letting 16Kcuft/sec go.. and it will still go over the dam Tuesday.

    the water is about 2 feet from the support beams on the 380 bridge it runs under.

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    They are looking REAL smart for building that brand new fancy hotel right on the river... We were at a wedding there a few weeks ago, at normal levels the water was only a few feet from flooding the bottom floor. I can't imagine what it will look like tomorrow.



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    Re: Flooding and Saylorville Lake Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    They are looking REAL smart for building that brand new fancy hotel right on the river... We were at a wedding there a few weeks ago, at normal levels the water was only a few feet from flooding the bottom floor. I can't imagine what it will look like tomorrow.
    Interesting you bring that up. It is still safe and water shouldn't be a problem for that hotel. Sure the flood water takes up most of the 'backyard', but it is safe.

    I can get more specific, but I don't remember all of the detail and systems put in place... they used the '93 flood as a bench mark and raised the criteria for what that property can handle.

    and that property has removed the 'gauranteed' flooding the older businesses would have had if that wasn't renovated or they were bought out and removed.

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