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Ranger Welcomes Water's Edge Marine as Newest Dealer

thefishingwire.com

Date: 3/26/2017 10:42:00 PM

Originally situated in Johnston, the business moved to a new facility in Polk City in 2011, only a quarter mile from Saylorville Lake marina. The close proximity allows for on-the-water demo rides and diagnostic services along with electric boat storage

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Iowa Senate approves bill that would allow fireworks

giftedviz.com

Date: 3/24/2017 7:50:00 PM

STATE SEN. BRAD ZAUN, R-Urbandale, represents District 20 in the Iowa Senate, which includes Johnston, parts of Urbandale and Grimes and areas of northern Polk County to Saylorville Lake

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Ranger Boats adds Iowa dealer

Boating Industry

Date: 3/24/2017 9:35:00 AM

Originally situated in Johnston, the business moved to a new facility in Polk City in 2011, only a quarter mile from Saylorville Lake marina. "Ranger Boats would like to welcome Water's Edge Marine into a select group of dealers who are authorized to sell

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Iowa Senate passes texting and driving bill

Football Hebdo

Date: 3/23/2017 9:20:00 PM

STATE SEN. BRAD ZAUN, R-Urbandale, represents District 20 in the Iowa Senate, which includes Johnston, parts of Urbandale and Grimes and areas of northern Polk County to Saylorville Lake. "There are some people on sides of every issue", he said

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Zaun: Finally, a fireworks bill that didn’t fizzle

Des Moines Register

Date: 3/23/2017 4:29:00 PM

BRAD ZAUN, R-Urbandale, represents District 20 in the Iowa Senate, which includes Johnston, parts of Urbandale and Grimes and areas of northern Polk County to Saylorville Lake. He can be reached at brad.zaun@legis.iowa.gov or at the Statehouse at 281-3371

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• River: Des Moines River
• Surface Area: 5,950 Acres
• Length: 54 Miles
Saylorville Lake is a reservoir on the Des Moines River in Iowa. It is located 11 miles upstream from the city of Des Moines, and 214 miles from the mouth of the Des Moines River at the Mississippi River. It was constructed as part of a flood control system for the Des Moines River as well as to aid in controlling flood crests on the Mississippi, of which the Des Moines is a tributary.

At its normal level of 836 feet above sea level, Saylorville Lake covers an area of 5,950 acres or 9.3 square miles and reaches some 17 miles upstream. At full flood stage the lake can reach 16,700 acres or 26.1 square miles and reach 54 miles long. At this point any further flow into the lake is channelled over an emergency spillway to the west of the main dam structure. The record high stage for the reservoir was 892.03 feet above sea level set on July 11, 1993 during the Great Flood of 1993.

Construction of the Saylorville Dam was authorized by Congress in 1958. Excavation began at the site in July 1965, becoming fully operational in September 1977. The dam itself is 6,750 feet long, 105 feet tall, and 44 feet wide at the top.
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