Rain Puts Lakes Over

Gilbertsville, KY – Heavy rainfall has put Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake beyond their summer pool levels. Peak normal level is 359 feet, but Public Affairs Specials Denise Schmittou says the lakes are five and a half feet over that. Rain has put several boat ramps, back country areas, and camp grounds underwater. Closures include Turkey Bay, back country areas around Demumbers Bay, and Sugar Bay Campground. Wrangler's Campground opens on a limited basis today. Schmittou says officials remain hopeful most recreation areas will be open for Memorial Day weekend, but safety is always the main concern.