Lied Recreation Center closed, flood precautions ensue


Photo: Brandi Boyett/Iowa State Daily

Sand bags in front of Lied. Iowa State officials began sandbagging and putting up flood gates around campus during the last week of May.

Daily Staff

UPDATE 3:31 p.m. Per a tweet from the Iowa State University News Services, the Lied Recreation Athletic Center will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night.

The facility will be closed until further notice because of flooding hazards. Check back with the for continuing rainfall flooding coverage.  

UPDATE 10:52 a.m.: The Lied Recreation Athletic Center reopened on Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. No other closures have been given at this time.

Flood precautions are still in affect around campus. Check back with the for continuing flood coverage.  

Iowa State University released a statement Tuesday morning that precautions had began taking place to prevent flood damage to the university.

One building that will be closed until further notice is the Lied Recreation Center because of sandbagging. According to the release, State Gym will remain open.

Other places around Iowa State and Ames are also taking the necessary precautions.

“Staff at Veenker Memorial Golf Course have relocated equipment, the Athletics Department and the Iowa State Center have flood gates in place and have taken other protective measures at Hilton Coliseum, the Scheman Building and Stephens Auditorium…Department of Residence staff also have installed the flood gates at Maple-Willow-Larch residence halls,” officials said in the release.

As rain continues to fall throughout the week, flooding in the city of Ames becomes more serious. Check back with the during the week as rainfall and flooding continue.