Torrential rain makes Patoka Lake rise

The water level at Patoka Lake is approaching it’s highest point this year. 

As of today the water level at the dam was recorded at 547.27 just point-22 lower than it’s high level on May 5th of this year. 

In 2018 the water level at Patoka was 541.26 and in 2017 the level was at 539.96.  

The level is on the rise as Friday the level was 545.35, and Sunday the level rose to 546.71 or just over a foot more. 

The target summer pool elevation is 536.0 feet.  

This elevation is very near the spillway crest elevation of 548.0 feet.

The spillway is a non-gated open rock cut located away from the dam and is designed to allow a safe release of excess water.

The top of the Patoka Lake dam is elevation 564.0 which is safely 16 feet above the spillway floor elevation.

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