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Event celebrates Barren River Lake and Dam 50th anniversary

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 10/28/2014 2:07:00 AM

For one Allen County man, the 50th anniversary celebration Saturday for Barren River Lake and Dam at the Tailwater recreational area was a touching event. Robert “Bob” Penrod, 80, of Scottsville, was recognized by the Friends of Barren River Lake and

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Barren River Lake volunteer receives award for service

Daily News

Date: 10/25/2014 7:39:00 PM

LUCAS — Robert Penrod came to Barren River Lake in the mid-1960s to oversee construction of the lodge at Barren River Lake State Park, but he was so taken by the area that he’s remained dedicated to enhancing the lake ever since. Penrod, 80, of

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OUR VIEW: Still-young lake vital piece of life in our region

Glasgow Daily Times

Date: 10/24/2014 8:57:00 PM

Southcentral Kentuckians of certain ages might find it hard to believe that Barren River Lake is only 50 years old this month – assuming, of course, they’re even aware that the lake is a man-made body of water in the first place. It’s understandable

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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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• 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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