Baltz Lake in Pocahontas is closed due to maintenance to ensure its structural integrity.

Authorities stated the lake could be closed to boating for up to 2 years.

The City of Pocahontas stated they have had issues with the dam and levee, and are draining the lake to fix the problem.

The City of Pocahontas also says those who swim in the lake should avoid the area of the lake levee because it is dangerous.