The Barren River Lake is rising toward summer pool as weekend rains helped move the lake level up almost 2 ft. in two days.
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The annual draw down of Barren River Lake to Winter Pool has begun.
The work currently taking place on Barren River Lake Dam is for installation of instruments to monitor the groundwater levels within the dam.
Flooding on Barren River Lake continues to cause beach closings and effect lake boat ramps.
For the past 15 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, has lowered the level of Barren River Lake to a winter pool level of 528 ft. And, now the Corps would like to make that a permanent winter pool level.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), including the Barren River Lake Corps Office, will begin issuing America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Passes Jan. 1.
Fishing is tough on Barren River Lake with water temperatures near 90 degrees and combined with the high water.
As the rain continues to fall, the Barren River Lake level continues to rise, causing closings and flooding around the lake.
The Quarry Road and Beaver Creek beaches on Barren River Lake will be closed until further notice due to rising water levels.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake has temporarily closed the Quarry Road Recreation Area and beach for clean up and maintenance due to recent flooding.