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Corps hosts celebration for 50th anniversary of Barren River Lake

Daily News

Date: 10/23/2014 9:04:00 AM

The Barren River Lake Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate 50 years of the Barren River Lake and Dam with a public ceremony. The event will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the tail water basin just below the dam. The entrance is off Ky. 252. A park ranger and

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Fishing expected to improve on Barren

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 10/22/2014 7:01:00 PM

The drawdown in underway at Barren River Lake after recent rains put it above summer pool. The level Wednesday morning stood at 551.26 feet, about three quarters of a foot under summer pool, which is 552. Bass fishing is expected to improve as the drawdown

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Spotted bass back in schools this fall

News Democrat Leader

Date: 10/22/2014 11:29:00 AM

The mid-depth reservoirs in southern Kentucky hold excellent populations of larger spotted bass. Barren River Lake and Green River Lake hold some of the largest spotted bass in Kentucky. The channel drops along the submerged Barren River adjacent to Barren

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Deputy's Death Now Being Investigated as Suicide by BCSO

WCLU 1490

Date: 10/22/2014 4:18:00 AM

Authorities are now saying that the recent death of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Hettich, who was found dead at the Barren River Lake State Park, is now being viewed as a suicide. Public Information Officer, Deputy Mike Houchens with

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UPDATE: Investigators Suggest Deputy's Cause of Death


Date: 10/21/2014 4:34:00 PM

JCSO Deputy Found Dead in Barren River Lake State Park - Mike ... The Barren County Sheriff's Office says the body of Jefferson County Chief Deputy Mike Hettich was found in a bathroom in a cottage at the park. LUCAS, KY (WBKO) --Investigators suggest a

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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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