Barren River crests at 19.69 ft. at BG; Barren River Lake continues to rise

   The Barren River has crest at Bowling Green; however, the Barren River Lake level continues to rise.
    According to the National Weather Service in Louisville, the Barren River basin has received 8-12 in. of rain over the last 30 days, with the majority, 5-6 in., coming over the past two weeks. Rainfall for the past three days measured 2-2.5 in.
   The Barren River crest at 19.69 ft. at Bowling Green at 1:15 a.m., on Dec. 7; however, it had already fallen over 4 ft., to 15.04 ft. by 9 p.m. the same day. Thomas Landing and Weldon Peete Park in Warren County begin to flood at 23 ft.
   The Barren River Lake stood at 544.6 ft. at 9 p.m. on Dec. 7. The lake’s projected crest is 546.2 ft. on Dec. 10. Summer pool for Barren River Lake is 552 ft.  
   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had the dam gates open to draw the lake down to winter pool of 525 ft. by Dec. 15.; however, recent rains will delay that date.
   In addition to rising water levels, visitors to Barren River Lake will find increasingly colder temperatures through the weekend. The high Saturday is predicted to be 35 degrees. Low temperatures for Thursday and Friday nights will be close to 20 degrees.

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