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528.48 FEET
12/8/2016
Full Pool: 552.0
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Barren River Lake State Park searching for manager

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 12/2/2016 3:13:00 PM

The Kentucky State Parks are looking to fill the state park manager's position at Barren River Lake State Resort Park in the Lucas community of Barren County. The position became available when Lisa Davis, former manager, went on leave. “We did post the

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Watch Weekends set for return of Sandhill Cranes

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 11/29/2016 11:31:00 AM

LUCAS— Barren River Lake State Resort Park will host Nature Watch Weekends: Sandhill Cranes on two weekends in late January. Each year thousands of sandhill cranes make Barren River Lake a stop as they congregate in huge numbers to migrate. The lake’s

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Community-connecting trail initiative being revisited

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 11/25/2016 8:05:00 PM

CAVE CITY — Work to develop a strategic plan that will show how best to connect Barren, Edmonson, Hart and Warren counties, as well as Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Nolin Lake State Park and Mammoth Cave National Park via trails continues by the

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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Ky’s Sandhill Crane season marks sixth year as population continues to expand

nkytribune.com

Date: 11/23/2016 11:49:00 AM

While occasionally small groups of sandhill cranes may be observed on ponds or wetlands in Central and Western Kentucky, a majority of the birds that stopover in Kentucky are drawn to two areas — Barren River Lake, and a group of spring-fed ponds in

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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Ky’s Sandhill Crane season marks sixth year as population continues to expand

KY Forward

Date: 11/23/2016 10:53:00 AM

While occasionally small groups of sandhill cranes may be observed on ponds or wetlands in Central and Western Kentucky, a majority of the birds that stopover in Kentucky are drawn to two areas — Barren River Lake, and a group of spring-fed ponds in

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• River: East Fork Barren River
• Surface Area: 10,100 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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