Low Rainfall Amounts Affect U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Levels at Barren River, Nolin and Rough River Lakes in Kentucky

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Lower
 than average rainfall this spring has dropped water levels at Barren River,
 Nolin and Rough River lakes in Kentucky and has affected some dock areas at
 these lakes.
     The National Weather Service states that a majority of the state is
 abnormally dry with some sections in a moderate drought scenario.  Although
 early spring, Nolin, Barren and Rough River lakes are respectively 8.5 feet,
 10.3 feet, and 10.6 feet below normal pool.
     "All of the lakes have followed long established procedures for bringing
 the lakes back to the summer recreation pool levels," said Pat Hull, Corps
 Green River Project Office assistant operations manager.  "Records show that
 the area is 2 to 3 inches behind in rainfall for the last 30 days.  We just
 haven't had the rainfall necessary to produce the runoff required to raise the
 pool levels."
     The Corps is discharging extremely low amounts of water from the dams to
 maintain the downstream fishery and water supply levels.
 
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Lower
 than average rainfall this spring has dropped water levels at Barren River,
 Nolin and Rough River lakes in Kentucky and has affected some dock areas at
 these lakes.
     The National Weather Service states that a majority of the state is
 abnormally dry with some sections in a moderate drought scenario.  Although
 early spring, Nolin, Barren and Rough River lakes are respectively 8.5 feet,
 10.3 feet, and 10.6 feet below normal pool.
     "All of the lakes have followed long established procedures for bringing
 the lakes back to the summer recreation pool levels," said Pat Hull, Corps
 Green River Project Office assistant operations manager.  "Records show that
 the area is 2 to 3 inches behind in rainfall for the last 30 days.  We just
 haven't had the rainfall necessary to produce the runoff required to raise the
 pool levels."
     The Corps is discharging extremely low amounts of water from the dams to
 maintain the downstream fishery and water supply levels.
 
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