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Posted 5/3/2011

Release no. 11-015


Nolin River Lake, Ky. – In the last 48 hours Nolin River Lake has received almost four inches of rain, causing the lake to reach to a pool of 553.78 feet, or 79 percent full, at 6 a.m. today. The dam is structurally sound and operating as intended.

As part of the project’s water control plan, we are currently releasing approximately 700 cubic feet per second through the gate.

Based on current data, the lake may reach its spillway pool of 560 feet sometime tomorrow (May 4) afternoon. If this occurs, releases will begin through the overflow spillway – with flow potentially flooding parts of State Highway 728. If water begins to flow across Highway 728, the highway will be closed. This may affect anyone who normally travels across the dam to reach their destination. These releases are part of the original project design and lake management.

The Corps is working with local and state emergency operation managers in efforts to keep people affected by this situation safe and informed. This is a collaborative effort.

Lake levels and other information for Corps lakes can be found at this web address: http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/opto.

For flood information through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visit: http://bit.ly/2011flood.

To monitor real time lake level information please visit the USGS web site at:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=03318005&agency_cd=USGS

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