Cecil M. Harden Reservoir is 84 percent full

Published June 16, 2008

Louisville, KY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cecil M. Harden Lake Reservoir, Rockville, Ind. is currently at 84 percent full as of Monday, June 16 at 6 a.m.

Conditions at Cecil M. Harden Lake require the Corps of Engineers to continue controlled releases in accordance with reservoir operating guidelines.

Cecil M. Harden Lake is part of an overall system of reservoirs managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The system is designed to minimize flood damages by storing water caused by heavy rains until the rivers and streams are at levels that releases from the reservoirs will not cause additional flooding downstream. At this time Cecil M. Harden Lake is still providing flood damage reduction benefits.

Dam instrumentation and inspection show the dam in good operating condition.

The lake has provided more than $107 million in flood damage reduction benefits since it was built in 1965.

For information on conditions in Indiana and the Ohio River Basin, go to the National Weather Service web site.

Release no. 08-006

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