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553.13 FEET
9/2/2014
Full Pool: 552.0
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Algal Blooms Pose Danger to Livestock

The Horse

Date: 8/30/2014 7:20:00 AM

In Kentucky, cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, recently were found in Green River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir, and Rough River Lake at levels that prompted a recreational advisory. Algal blooms are accumulated

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Algal Blooms Pose Danger to Livestock

The Horse

Date: 8/30/2014 6:39:00 AM

In Kentucky, cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, recently were found in Green River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir, and Rough River Lake at levels that prompted a recreational advisory. Algal blooms are accumulated

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OUR VIEW: Lake, national park must be protected for areas future

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 8/29/2014 8:25:00 PM

We are blessed in southcentral Kentucky with two natural treasures – Mammoth Cave National Park and Barren River Lake. As a community, we don’t necessarily take them for granted, but sometimes they do blend into the background of our daily lives

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Franklin Girl Scout Troop wins Scout Spirit Award

Franklin Favorite

Date: 8/29/2014 3:40:00 PM

In 1993, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers began hosting “Scout Celebration” weekend at Barren River Lake at the Tailwater Campground. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the celebration, taking place Aug. 8-10, with the theme “Make New Friends

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Park attendants are the ‘Face of the Corps’

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 8/28/2014 8:56:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enlists the aid of a few people each summer to help take care of the campgrounds on Barren River Lake. Two groups of people work closely with the Corps – attendants and hosts. The main difference between them is that

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• Surface Area: 10,000 Acres
• Drainage Area: 940 Square Miles
In addition to the many recreation areas managed and/or leased out by the Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake, more than 7,000 acres of land is licensed to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for the management of public hunting areas. The Corps also offers wildlife viewing opportunities in the Quarry Road Recreation Area with a 14-acre native prairie field and wildlife viewing trail.



Pool Elevation Area Length
(Feet mean sea level) (Acres) (Miles)
Winter 525 4,340 21
Summer 552 10,000 33
Total Storage 590 20,150 46
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