Posts belonging to Category Flooding

Barren River Lake and Dam will celebrate 50th Anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 25

The Barren River Lake and Dam will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m., at the Tailwater Stilling Basin, below the dam.

High water may keep beaches closed

High waters may keep the beaches of Barren River Lake closed this Memorial Day weekend.

Barren River Lake struggling to reach Winter Pool as rain, snow keep falling

Barren River Lake has yet to reach winter pool.

Barren River Lake crests at 562.24 ft.

The Barren River Lake crest at 562.24 ft., just over 10 ft. above summer pool. on Thursday, July 11.

Rain, flooding closes beaches

Due to heavy rains, Barren River Lake has risen almost 4 ft. above summer pool (552 ft.) and begun flooding low areas, forcing the closure of the lake’s beaches.

Barren River Lake State Park beach will NOT open for fourth consecutive year

The Barren River Lake State Park beach will NOT open this year, marking the fourth consecutive year that the beach has been closed during the summer.

Barren River Lake water level falling

The Barren River Lake water level is falling.

National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, reminds boaters to WEAR IT! all summer

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and extra traffic is expected on Barren River Lake.

Barren River Lake swimming beaches closed for Memorial Day weekend

Due to high water levels, all Barren River Lake swimming beaches will be closed during the Memorial Day weekend.

Barren River Lake flooding concern is rising as rain forecast rest of the week

Barren River Lake flooding is becoming a greater concern as more rain is predicted through the remainder of the week.