Nolin River Lake Reaches Record Pool

Published May 2, 2011

Nolin River Lake, Ky. – Nolin River Lake reached a record pool of 550.04 feet mean sea level (MSL) yesterday, surpassing the old record pool level of 549.9 feet set in May 1983. But the new record didn’t last long. The lake is currently at 551.45 feet which is 36 feet above the normal summer pool of 515 feet and is slowly rising. Based on current data, the lake is expected to reach an elevation of 554.8 feet mid week. Additional rainfall may cause these estimates to change.

Area subdivision roads are being impacted by this flood event. Adjacent landowners who have items below the flowage easement line, also known as the yellow line, should make every effort to remove the items quickly before they become inundated by flood waters.

To monitor real-time lake level information, please visit the USGS web site at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ky/nwis/uv/?site_no=03310900&PARAmeter_cd=00062,00065

As a result of the flooding, all campgrounds at Nolin River Lake are currently closed. The only operational boat ramps are at Moutardier Recreation Area and VanMeter Recreation Area. Boaters must back down these ramps, as the ramp turnarounds are inundated. Boaters are urged to take safety precautions; drift, electric lines, and unusual underwater hazards such as signs, piers, and electric poles may make it unsafe to boat or swim. Boaters should not enter flooded recreation areas or marinas due to potential safety hazards and should always wear their life jackets.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin River Lake office at (270) 286-4511.

You can follow Nolin River Lake information at http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/nrl/
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Nolin-River-Lake-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-Louisville-District/190419507651662
Twitter at http://twitter.com/NolinLake_USACE.


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Nolin River Lake Reaches Record Pool

Published May 2, 2011

Nolin River Lake, Ky. – Nolin River Lake reached a record pool of 550.04 feet mean sea level (MSL) yesterday, surpassing the old record pool level of 549.9 feet set in May 1983. But the new record didn’t last long. The lake is currently at 551.45 feet which is 36 feet above the normal summer pool of 515 feet and is slowly rising. Based on current data, the lake is expected to reach an elevation of 554.8 feet mid week. Additional rainfall may cause these estimates to change.

Area subdivision roads are being impacted by this flood event. Adjacent landowners who have items below the flowage easement line, also known as the yellow line, should make every effort to remove the items quickly before they become inundated by flood waters.

To monitor real-time lake level information, please visit the USGS web site at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ky/nwis/uv/?site_no=03310900&PARAmeter_cd=00062,00065

As a result of the flooding, all campgrounds at Nolin River Lake are currently closed. The only operational boat ramps are at Moutardier Recreation Area and VanMeter Recreation Area. Boaters must back down these ramps, as the ramp turnarounds are inundated. Boaters are urged to take safety precautions; drift, electric lines, and unusual underwater hazards such as signs, piers, and electric poles may make it unsafe to boat or swim. Boaters should not enter flooded recreation areas or marinas due to potential safety hazards and should always wear their life jackets.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin River Lake office at (270) 286-4511.

You can follow Nolin River Lake information at http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/nrl/
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Nolin-River-Lake-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-Louisville-District/190419507651662
Twitter at http://twitter.com/NolinLake_USACE.


Release no. 11-013