Lake Level
558.94 FEET
Full Pool: 552.0
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Fishing picking up on Barren River Lake

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 7/22/2015 8:35:00 PM

GLASGOW – Things are beginning to settle out a bit at Barren River Lake which is still 9.5 feet over summer pool. The level was at 561.5 feet Wednesday morning and falling slowly. Fishing has somewhat improved with bass being caught trolling crank baits

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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Parks to offer archery events

Princeton Times Leader

Date: 7/17/2015 10:06:00 PM

Multiple parks have hosted regional tournaments; and the state tournament has been hosted at Barren River Lake State Resort Park in south central Kentucky for the past two years. The tournaments have brought 100’s of participants and their families to

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Great Clips donates equipment to Barefoot Republic Camp


Date: 7/16/2015 4:19:00 PM

Great Clips was at the camp at West End Community Church not only to give free haircuts, but to donate a camera for photography classes and four rafts for water sports at Barefoot’s overnight camp on the Barren River Lake in southern Kentucky

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High Water Levels Camouflage Dangers For Boaters


Date: 7/16/2015 1:04:00 PM

"As of this morning we're right around eleven and a half feet above our summer pool elevation of 552," said Alan Ramey, the lead Park Ranger for Barren River Lake. That elevation level meant that the lake was further above sea level than was normal for the

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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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