Runoffs from recent rains and snow have caused water levels to rise significantly in Barren River and Barren River Lake.
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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 waters may keep the beaches of Barren River Lake closed this Memorial Day weekend.
Barren River Lake has yet to reach winter pool.
The Barren River Lake crest at 562.24 ft., just over 10 ft. above summer pool. on Thursday, July 11.
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.
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.
The Barren River Lake water level is falling.
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and extra traffic is expected on Barren River Lake.
Due to high water levels, all Barren River Lake swimming beaches will be closed during the Memorial Day weekend.