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Jester Park stables losing thousands as its manure contaminates Saylorville watershed

Des Moines Register

Date: 9/12/2017 4:05:00 PM

Jester Park stables losing thousands as its manure contaminates Saylorville watershed Heavily subsidized horse center cited for spilling manure into Saylorville Lake watershed. Check out this story on desmoinesregister.com: http://dmreg

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Fall Fishing for Crappie, Walleye, Bass, Catfish, ‘Wipers’

gameandfishmag.com

Date: 9/7/2017 8:34:00 AM

Other autumn angling opportunities bracket Des Moines. Saylorville Lake to the north, and Red Rock Lake to the south, both provide hot wiper and white bass fishing well into October. At Saylorville the white bass/wiper bass bite shifts from the shallow

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Recreational boating season ends, fishing/hunting season begins

kcci.com

Date: 9/2/2017 4:16:00 PM

As a busy Labor Day weekend gets underway, boating season is wrapping up on Saylorville Lake, where Department of Natural Resource officers are patrolling the waters this holiday weekend. State conservation Officer Matt Bruner worked from dawn until dusk k

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Iowa boating safety risks: Watch out on the water

thegazette.com

Date: 8/29/2017 4:40:00 PM

The majority of all crashes occurred in July each year. Multiple incidents occurred on the busiest bodies of water — the Mississippi River, Saylorville Lake, Clear Lake, Lake Okoboji, the Des Moines River and Coralville Lake. But the number of crashes

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Watch out on the water: Kayaks, drunken boating pose risks

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Date: 8/28/2017 4:18:00 AM

The majority of all crashes occurred in July each year. Multiple incidents occurred on the busiest bodies of water — the Mississippi River, Saylorville Lake, Clear Lake, Lake Okoboji, the Des Moines River and Coralville Lake. But the number of crashes

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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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