The Barren River Lake crest at 562.24 ft., just over 10 ft. above summer pool. on Thursday, July 11.
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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.
Barren River Lake flooding is becoming a greater concern as more rain is predicted through the remainder of the week.
The Barren River Lake has reached Summer Pool and is continuing to climb.
Barren River Lake boaters are encouraged to use extreme caution on the lake this spring as heavy rains and the rising lake have produced a variety of hazards, in particularly driftwood.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun the annual process of holding water in Barren River Lake to achieve its summer pool (552 ft.).