High water at Taylorsville Lake reaches spillway

Published May 4, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a press conference May 4 to discuss releases through the emergency spillway at Taylorsville Lake. "The dam is still fully functional and in great condition," said Louisville District Commander Col. Keith Landry. "The spillways exist to take excess water out of the lake and put it into the channel without it having to go through or over the dam."

Rains have caused Taylorsville Lake to reach a record high pool. Taylorsville Lake is part of an overall system of reservoirs managed by the Corps that is designed to minimize flood damage by storing water.  "The lakes you see behind you are doing exactly what they're designed to do. We've been holding a whole bunch of water, keeping it out of the Ohio river," Landry said.


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High water at Taylorsville Lake reaches spillway

Published May 4, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a press conference May 4 to discuss releases through the emergency spillway at Taylorsville Lake. "The dam is still fully functional and in great condition," said Louisville District Commander Col. Keith Landry. "The spillways exist to take excess water out of the lake and put it into the channel without it having to go through or over the dam."

Rains have caused Taylorsville Lake to reach a record high pool. Taylorsville Lake is part of an overall system of reservoirs managed by the Corps that is designed to minimize flood damage by storing water.  "The lakes you see behind you are doing exactly what they're designed to do. We've been holding a whole bunch of water, keeping it out of the Ohio river," Landry said.


Release no. 11-018