Why is Saylorville closed?

Why is Saylorville closed?

Due to high winds, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has closed the roadway that crosses over the Saylorville Lake dam.

Is Saylorville Lake open for swimming?

All of Saylorville’s designated beaches are alcohol free and zoned for safe swimming areas. Running water is provided at each of the access points and restroom facilities are available at both areas when open. Sandpiper additionally has a changing facility for its users.

Can you fish at Saylorville Lake?

Go Fishing Saylorville Lake is an excellent place to fish by boat or shore! The Iowa DNR lists nineteen popular fish species in the lake. It gets stocked with Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, and striped Bass each year (2020 was an exception).

How big is Saylorville?

9.266 mi²Saylorville Lake / Area

What kind of fish are in Saylorville Lake?

Brown trout
BluegillLargemouth bassSmallmouth bassGreen sunfish
Saylorville Lake/Fish

Is Saylorville Lake safe to swim in right now?

The Army Corps of Engineers warned Friday that swimming is not allowed at Saylorville Lake due to an algae bloom. Water quality tests reveal a dangerous amount of blue and green algae in the water. Visitors are not advised to swim or ingest the water, which is also toxic for pets to consume.

Is it safe to swim at Saylorville Lake today?

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends against swimming in Saylorville Lake this weekend. In a Friday Facebook post, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they recommend visitors avoid swimming in the lake this weekend due to high levels of algae in the water.

Is it safe to swim in Saylorville Lake Iowa?

What is the deepest part of Saylorville Lake?

37′Saylorville Lake / Max depth

When was Saylorville Lake built?

Learn more (PDF) about the Frequently Asked Questions and why Saylorville Lake was built and put into operation in 1977. Learn more (PDF) about Saylorville Lake reservoir operations and why the lake must also be operated to ensure its flood-storage pool does not impact areas above the lake.