Monday, July 11, 2011

Carlyle Lake Update - July 11, 2011

As of 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2011, the pool elevation of Carlyle Lake is 454.35 feet NGVD, with a release of approximately 3,540 cubic feet per second (cfs).  Yesterday’s inflow was 4,750 cfs.  The target pool elevation is 445.0 feet NGVD.     

Due to the elevated pool, recreation opportunities at the lake are impacted. Dam West, Boulder, McNair and Dam East Spillway Campgrounds are open; however, the entire Coles Creek Recreation Area remains closed. As the pool level continues to recede, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to reopen facilities as quickly as possible.  In addition, several private campgrounds around the lake remain open.  Eldon Hazlet State Park is open and has numerous campsites available.  The Dam West, Apache and Boulder High Water Boat Ramps are open along with Horseshoe Island, Keyesport, General Dean and the City of Carlyle Boat Ramps.
Other areas closed due to the elevated pool include several township roads around the lake, the Lakeview fishing pier, and Dam West, McNair and Coles Creek Beaches. 

Due to the water level, many breakwaters and other facilities have been overtopped by water and caution should be used when boating near these and other submerged structures.  Boaters should become familiar with the location of these structures before launching and must stay clear of all inundated recreation areas and beaches.  Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds and beaches every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the recreation season.  Presentations are free and open to the public.

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