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Many Army Corps of Engineers flooded reservoir campsites returning to normal

Published June 15, 2010

Louisville, Ky. – As lake pools drop from the high elevations caused by heavy rainfall in early May, the real work begins for contractors and staff of the Army Corps of Engineers area lakes to clean campsites, ramps, roads, playgrounds and other facilities. The high water left mud, trash, debris and drift behind that had to be removed before campsites and beaches could be re-opened. 

Even grassy areas must be cleared before mowing can resume.
 
The current status of the four lakes in the Green River Area has improved since the May flooding.  Nolin River Lake and Green River Lake report that all recreation facilities are open and available for use.  The Barren River Lake and Rough River Lake pools remain high with several facilities still affected.

At Barren River Lake all campsites are open at the Narrows Campground.  At Bailey’s Point Campground “B” loop campsites will remain closed through the end of June.  The “C” Loop at Bailey’s Point was opened this week.  Also at Barren, launching ramps at Beaver Creek, Brown’s Ford and Austin are all open.  The Peninsula ramp remains closed at this time.  All beaches at Barren River Lake are closed because the lake elevation is still approximately 15 feet over normal summer levels.

At Rough River Lake several campsites are still closed including sites 77-81 and 85-95 at Axtel Campground.  At Laurel Branch sites 30-78 are closed.  North Fork Beach and Axtel Beach are also closed.  However, the lake staff expects to have all facilities reopened and available for use by June 18.

Visitors who are concerned about their campsite reservations are encouraged to first call the National Recreation Reservation Service Customer Service direct line at 1-888-448-1474. Campers may also call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov for information about their existing camping reservation.

Customers with existing reservations for closed sites due to flooding will be given the option for a full refund or moving their reservation to another available site with no service charge.

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Release no. 10-009

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Many Army Corps of Engineers flooded reservoir campsites returning to normal

Published June 15, 2010

Louisville, Ky. – As lake pools drop from the high elevations caused by heavy rainfall in early May, the real work begins for contractors and staff of the Army Corps of Engineers area lakes to clean campsites, ramps, roads, playgrounds and other facilities. The high water left mud, trash, debris and drift behind that had to be removed before campsites and beaches could be re-opened. 

Even grassy areas must be cleared before mowing can resume.
 
The current status of the four lakes in the Green River Area has improved since the May flooding.  Nolin River Lake and Green River Lake report that all recreation facilities are open and available for use.  The Barren River Lake and Rough River Lake pools remain high with several facilities still affected.

At Barren River Lake all campsites are open at the Narrows Campground.  At Bailey’s Point Campground “B” loop campsites will remain closed through the end of June.  The “C” Loop at Bailey’s Point was opened this week.  Also at Barren, launching ramps at Beaver Creek, Brown’s Ford and Austin are all open.  The Peninsula ramp remains closed at this time.  All beaches at Barren River Lake are closed because the lake elevation is still approximately 15 feet over normal summer levels.

At Rough River Lake several campsites are still closed including sites 77-81 and 85-95 at Axtel Campground.  At Laurel Branch sites 30-78 are closed.  North Fork Beach and Axtel Beach are also closed.  However, the lake staff expects to have all facilities reopened and available for use by June 18.

Visitors who are concerned about their campsite reservations are encouraged to first call the National Recreation Reservation Service Customer Service direct line at 1-888-448-1474. Campers may also call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov for information about their existing camping reservation.

Customers with existing reservations for closed sites due to flooding will be given the option for a full refund or moving their reservation to another available site with no service charge.

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Release no. 10-009