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547.74 FEET
5/26/2016
Full Pool: 547.0
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Catfishin' in Kentucky

wmky.org

Date: 5/21/2016 7:03:00 PM

Populations of blue catfish have been established in several small lakes and four major reservoirs - Barren River Lake in Allen and Barren counties, Dewey Lake in Floyd County, Fishtrap Lake in Pike County and Taylorsville Lake in Spencer, Anderson and

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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What’s “growing on” at McAlpine Locks and Dam?

United States Army

Date: 4/14/2016 7:17:00 PM

Planting will take place May 14, 2016, through a combination of volunteer groups, individuals and project staffs from McAlpine, Taylorsville Lake and other projects. USACE team members are encouraged to bring their families out to participate in the

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What's "growing on" at McAlpine Locks and Dam?

United States Army

Date: 4/14/2016 1:00:00 AM

Planting will take place May 14, 2016, through a combination of volunteer groups, individuals and project staffs from McAlpine, Taylorsville Lake and other projects. USACE team members are encouraged to bring their families out to participate in the

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Outdoors: April is here and the fish are biting

Daily News

Date: 4/9/2016 2:17:00 PM

Crappie are biting on Taylorsville Lake and other lakes across Kentucky. “They are catching many limits of crappie,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “There are many 10

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• Length: 75 Miles
• Surface Area: 3,050 Acres
• Volume: 86,440 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 352 Square Miles
Taylorsville Lake is a 3,050-acre (1,230 ha) artificial lake or reservoir located mainly in Spencer County, Kentucky. Construction by the United States Army Corps of Engineers started in 1974, and flooding began in 1983. The total cost of the lake was $103 million. It is about 18.5 miles (29.8 km) long. Backwater areas of the lake are also located in Nelson County and Anderson County.
The dam is located on Salt River, and it is estimated that it has prevented more than $30.5 million in flood damages since it became operational. The lake is named for Taylorsville, the county seat of Spencer County, and today serves as a major economic source for Spencer County, as well as a popular fishing area. Taylorsville Lake State Park occupies a portion of the lake's northern shore.

The lake's water is murky year round and contains a large amount of silt washed down from agricultural runoff up river. During the lake's creation there was a large amount of standing timber in the lake that still remains today. This timber provides cover for much of the lake's wildlife.
On weekends with good weather the lake is usually fairly crowded, especially around holidays. Boaters new to the lake should use caution when leaving the river channel that runs through the lake due to standing timber that can sometimes be just under the water surface. The 2 most popular boat ramps found in the northwestern part of the lake are Settlers Trace and Possum Ridge also known as the State Park Ramp. There are two smaller boat ramps upstream, Chowning Lane and Van Buren. There is a small waterskiing course on the lake. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing, and fishing are popular on the lake. Due to the lake's popularity and proximity to a major city (the closest large lake to Louisville) fishing pressure on the lake is high which can make fishing difficult. Fishing with jugs for catfish is a common sight.
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