Articles from July 2011



Company proposes to retrofit Barren River Dam with hydroelectric facility

An Oregon-based company, Symbiotics LLC, wants to retrofit the Barren River Dam with a hdyroelectric facility to create enough power to accomodate about 1,600 homes.

With 90+ temperatures forecast all week precautions should be taken for heat

With 90+ degree days forecast for the rest of the week and probably the rest of the summer, precautions should be taken to beat the heat.

Early morning and late afternoon are the best angling opportunities on busy lakes

When pleasure boaters and personal watercraft occupy the lakes during the day, concentrate your angling efforts during the early morning and late afternoon.

Friends of Barren River Lake provide spectacular July 4 fireworks at the park

The Friends of Barren River Lake provided another spectacular July 4 fireworks display at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park Monday, July 4.

Watching Barren River Lake July 4 fireworks from the water requires caution

In addition to viewing the Barren River Lake July 4 fireworks from the state park, many others will be observing the fireworks from their boats on the lake. Viewing the fireworks on the lake, while a great vantage point, does require added caution.

Barren River Lake July 4 Events Schedule

Barren River Lake State Resort Park will celebrate Independence Day practically all day, July 4. Activities at the park will begin at Noon and conclude with the Friends of Barren River Lake’s Fireworks Finale at about 8:30 p.m.

Preparation for a safe July 4 weekend on the water starts with PFDs, boat safety

To insure a safe July 4 weekend on the water, start with PFDs or personal floatation devices.