Patoka Lake, near Dubois, IN has been at or above spillway elevation of 548.0 since June 18, 2019. The lake has been elevated most of the year due to heavy rains in the region, with 47 inches of rain recorded at Patoka Lake Dam since January 1, 2019. The lake is projected to go below the spillway sill on June 29, 2019. At that time the releases will be lowered to allow the downstream river levels to recede. The lake level will recede very slowly while following the authorized operating plan of targeting a 9 foot stage at the USGS gauge in Jasper, IN. Should additional heavy rain raise the lake level over the spillway crest again, discharges from the reservoir will be increased, possibly to levels seen over the past week.