Carlyle Lake Update

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As of 7 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2017

The pool elevation was 450.14 NGVD with a release rate of approximately 9,500 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Thursday, June 1, 2017 was approximately 2,400 day second feet (dsf). The Carlyle Lake pool continues to recede after cresting nearly 12 feet above the normal summer pool at 456.58 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) on May 13, 2017.

As the pool levels recede, the Corps of Engineers continues working to reopen facilities as quickly as possible.  Dam West, Boulder, McNair and the East Spillway Campgrounds are open. All existing reservations will be honored. Coles Creek Recreation Area is targeted to be opened on Wednesday, June 7th. Dam West and Keyesport beaches are open, McNair beach remains closed at this time.

The Eldon Hazlet State Park is now open. Areas inside the park that are open include the campgrounds, Apache Boat Ramp, Carlyle Sailing Association facilities, Hazlet Cottages, and the Campground Store.

All boat ramps are open except Coles Creek, Allen Branch and Peppenhorst Branch.

Boaters should use extreme caution. Due to the high water levels, some breakwaters may be overtopped by water and caution should be used when boating near these and other submerged structures. Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris, which have drifted into the main body of the lake because of the high pool elevation.

The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid Kaskaskia River Association, and the Okaw River Basin Coalition. For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The pool elevation was 454.17 NGVD with a release rate of approximately 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Monday, May 22, 2017 was approximately 4,930 day second feet (dsf).  The Carlyle Lake pool continues to recede after cresting nearly 12 feet above the normal summer pool at 456.58 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) on May 13, 2017.

As the pool levels continue to recede, the Corps of Engineers is working to reopen facilities as quickly as possible.  More than one-hundred campsites at Dam West and Boulder Campgrounds will re-open on a first come first serve basis beginning 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The McNair and East Spillway Campgrounds and several day use areas around the lake remain open, and several private campgrounds around the lake are open as well.  Coles Creek Campground and all beaches remain closed at this time.

The Eldon Hazlet State Park is now open.  Areas inside the park that are open include the campgrounds, Apache High Water Boat Ramp, Carlyle Sailing Association facilities, Hazlet Cottages, and the Campground Store.

Boat Ramps open at this time include: Dam West High Water, Dam East High Water, Horseshoe Island, Boulder High Water, and the Tamalco High Water Ramp. Boaters should use extreme caution. Due to the high water level, many breakwaters and other facilities will be 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 inundated recreation areas. Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris, which have drifted into the main body of the lake because of the high pool elevation.

At pool elevations remain above 450.0 feet NGVD, flowage easement lands surrounding the lake are used for flood storage. These lands are private property and are not open to the public for recreation. Please use caution when boating and recreating. The surface areas of Carlyle Lake at the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD is 24,583 acres. The surface area of Carlyle Lake at 454.00 feet NGVD is 39,597 acres.

Carlyle Lake continues to operate as designed to lessen flooding on the downstream section of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.  The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation. For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

As of 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017

The pool elevation was 455.41 NGVD with a release rate of approximately 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 was approximately 3,200 day second feet (dsf).   The Carlyle Lake pool continues to recede after cresting nearly 12 feet above the normal summer pool at 456.58 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) on May 13, 2017.

The McNair and East Spillway Campgrounds and several day use areas around the lake remain open, and several private campgrounds around the lake are open as well.  The Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds remain closed at this time.  As the pool levels continue to recede, the Corps of Engineers is working to reopen facilities as quickly as possible. If water levels recede, some campsites may be opened up on a first come first serve basis for Memorial Day weekend.

Eldon Hazlet State Park will open on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3 p.m.  This includes the campgrounds, Apache High Water Boat Ramp, the Carlyle Sailing Association facilities, the Hazlet Cottages, and the Campground Store.

Boat Ramps open at this time include: Dam West High Water, Dam East High Water, Horseshoe Island, Boulder High Water, and the Tamalco High Water Ramp. Boaters should use extreme caution. Due to the high water level, many breakwaters and other facilities will be 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 inundated recreation areas. Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris, which have drifted into the main body of the lake because of the high pool elevation.

At pool elevations above 450.0 feet NGVD, flowage easement lands surrounding the lake are used for flood storage. These lands are private property and are not open to the public recreation. Please use caution when boating and recreating. The surface areas of Carlyle Lake at the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD is 24,583 acres. The surface area of Carlyle Lake at 455.00 feet NGVD is 35,147 acres.

Carlyle Lake is operating as designed to lessen flooding on the downstream section of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.  The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation. For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

As of 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017

The pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 456.51 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of approximately 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Thursday, May 11, 2017 was approximately 14,870 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past few days, the pool is projected to crest at 456.80 feet NGVD on Saturday, May 13, 2017. This is about 12 feet above summer guide elevation of 445.0 feet NGVD.

Due to the rising water levels, recreation opportunities at the lake are impacted, however the McNair and East Spillway Campgrounds and several day use areas around the lake will remain open. In addition, several private campgrounds around the lake remain open.  The Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are currently closed and reservation cancellations have been extended through May 30, 2017. If water levels recede, some campsites may be opened up on a first come first serve basis for Memorial Day weekend. Eldon Hazlet State Park also remains closed at this time.

Other areas that remain closed include the Lakeview, Dam East and Keyesport Fishing Piers, the Coles Creek Day Use Area, and all boat ramps, other than Horseshoe Island and the Boulder and Tamalco High Water Ramps.

Boaters should use extreme caution. Due to the high water level, many breakwaters and other facilities will be 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 inundated recreation areas. Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris, which have drifted into the main body of the lake because of the high pool elevation.

At pool elevations above 450.0 feet NGVD, flowage easement lands surrounding the lake are used for flood storage. These lands are private property and are not open to the public recreation. Please use caution when boating and recreating. The surface areas of Carlyle Lake at the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD is 24,583 acres. The surface area of Carlyle Lake at the projected crest of 456.80 feet NGVD is 45,220 acres.

The pool elevation at Lake Shelbyville, situated north of Carlyle Lake is 611.81 ft. NGVD, with a release rate of approximately 2080 cfs. Lake Shelbyville’s, pool is expected to crest at less than 612 feet NGVD on May 13, 2017.

Carlyle Lake and Lake Shelbyville are working as designed to lessen flooding on the downstream section of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.  The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation. For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

As of 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 456.34 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 7,5000 cubic feet per second (cfs).  The inflow for Monday, May 8, 2017 was approximately 13,920 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is currently cresting.  In order to free up flood control storage in the lake and to continue to provide benefits to other project purposes, in accordance with the water control plan, downstream releases will be increased to approximately10,000 cfs on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Carlyle Lake Dam is operating as designed, helping to reduce stages on the Lower Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.  Near record precipitation and flows on downstream tributaries including Shoal Creek and Crooked Creek resulted in high water levels downstream of Carlyle Lake that have receded.

Due to the rising water level, breakwaters and facilities at Carlyle Lake have been overtopped and caution should be used when boating near these and other submerged structures.  Boaters are also reminded to use caution and watch for floating logs and other debris that may be present.  Some township roads around the lake have also become inundated, motorists should use caution when driving in low lying areas around the lake.

All boat ramps are closed except the high water ramps at Tamalco and Boulder will be available for launching.  Eldon Hazlet State Park remains closed due to inundation of the entrance road.

The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation.  For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

As of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7th, 2017

The pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 455.60 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Saturday, May 6th, 2017 was approximately 29,880 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past several days, the pool is projected to crest at less than 456.0 feet NGVD on Tuesday, May 09, 2017. This is about 11 feet above summer guide elevation of 445.0 feet NGVD. In accordance with the water control plan, releases from Carlyle Lake will be increased to approximately 6,800 cfs through a series of gate changes that will be made throughout the day.

Due to the rising water levels, recreation opportunities at the lake are impacted, however the McNair and East Spillway Campgrounds and several day use areas around the lake will remain open. In addition, several private campgrounds around the lake remain open. The Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds and the Eldon Hazlet State Park are closed.

Other areas that will close as the pool level rises, include the Lakeview, Dam East and Keyesport Fishing Piers, the Coles Creek Day Use Area, and all boat ramps, other than the Boulder High Water Ramp. The General Dean Recreation Area and Boat Ramp, located downstream of the Carlyle Lake Dam will close Sunday afternoon.

Boaters should use extreme caution. Due to the high water level, many breakwaters and other facilities will be 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 inundated recreation areas. Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris, which have drifted into the main body of the lake because of the high pool elevation.

At pool elevations above 450.0 feet NGVD, flowage easement lands surrounding the lake are used for flood storage. These lands are private property and are not open to the public recreation. Please use caution when boating and recreating. The surface areas of Carlyle Lake at the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD is 24,583 acres. The surface area of Carlyle Lake at the projected crest of 456.0 feet NGVD is 46,548 acres.

The pool elevation at Lake Shelbyville, situated north of Carlyle Lake is 610.27 ft. NGVD, with a release rate of approximately 1390 cfs. Lake Shelbyville’s, pool is expected to crest at less than 612 feet NGVD on May 11th.

Carlyle Lake and Lake Shelbyville are working as designed to lessen flooding on the downstream section of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation. For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2017

The pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 451.70 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of 5,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs).  The inflow for Wednesday, May 3, 2017 was approximately 22,840 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past several days, the pool is project to crest at less than 456.0 feet NGVD on Thursday, May 10, 2017.  This is about 11 feet above the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD.

Due to the rising water levels, recreation opportunities at the lake are impacted, however the McNair, General Dean and East Spillway Recreation Areas will remain open.  In addition, several private campgrounds around the lake remain open.  The Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds will close on Tuesday, May 4th and the Eldon Hazlet State Park will be closing when the lake level approaches 456.0 ft. NGVD.

Other areas that will close as the pool level rises, include the Lakeview, Dam East and Keyesport Fishing Piers, the Coles Creek Day Use Area, and all boat ramps, other than the Boulder High Water Ramp.

Boaters should use extreme caution.  Due to the high water level, many breakwaters and other facilities will be 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 inundated recreation areas.  Boaters should also watch for floating logs and other debris, which have drifted into the main body of the lake because of the high pool elevation.

At pool elevations above 450.0 feet NGVD, flowage easement lands surrounding the lake are used for flood storage.  These lands are private property and are not open to the public recreation.  Please use caution when boating and recreating. The surface areas of Carlyle Lake at the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD is 24,583 acres. The surface area of Carlyle Lake at the projected crest of 456.0 feet NGVD is 46,548 acres.

The pool elevation at Lake Shelbyville, situated north of Carlyle Lake is 606 ft. NGVD, with a release rate of approximately 550 cfs.  Lake Shelbyville’s, pool is expected to crest at less than 609 feet NGVD on May 11th.

Carlyle Lake and Lake Shelbyville are working as designed to lessen flooding on the downstream section of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.  The average inflow for Carlyle Lake throughout the past three days has been 29,130 dsf with a current release rate of 5,000 cfs.

The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation.  For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

Carlyle Lake Inflow – Outflow

KASKASKIA RIVER TRIBUTARY FLOWS 4-27 to 5-5

As of 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017

The pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 446.70 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD).  The current release rate is approximately 1,050 cubic feet per second (cfs).  The inflow for Sunday, April 30, 2017 was approximately 22,390 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at 451.5 feet NGVD on Friday, May 5, 2017. Carlyle Lake Dam is operating as designed, helping reduce flood stages on the Lower Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.

Due to the rising water level, some breakwaters and facilities will be overtopped and caution should be used when boating near these and other submerged structures.  Boaters are also reminded to use caution and watch for floating logs and other debris that may be present.  Some township roads around the lake will also become inundated, motorists should use caution when driving in low lying areas around the lake.

Boat ramps impacted by the high water conditions will include: Patoka, Allen Branch, and Peppenhorst Branch. High water ramps at Dam West, Dam East, Coles Creek, Tamalco, Apache and Boulder will be available for launching.

The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation.  For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

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