Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

October 16, 2012

Not enough water to raise the lake

Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Red Rock — Each fall, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is authorized to request a two-foot lake raise at Lake Red Rock for waterfowl migration; however, due to continued drought conditions, there is not enough water in the system to accomplish the raise this year.  Boaters using upstream portions of the lake should be aware of mud flats, shallow water and changing wind conditions.