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Taylorsville Lake reaches record high, could lead to flooding

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Date: 2/14/2017 9:17:13 PM

TAYLORSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Precautions are underway as more rainfall threatens flooding a Spencer County city. The city of Taylorsville is watching water levels closely as Taylorsville Lake climbs to a record high. City officials are keeping a close watch

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5816 Taylorsville Lake Road, Fisherville, KY 40023

Date: 2/9/2017 5:25:11 PM

LoopNet Property Records display available information such as historical listings, property details, property tax records, property deeds, owners, mortgages, tenants, and more. Information is aggregated from the LoopNet marketplace, leading independent

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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Kentucky proposes changes to elk, deer seasons

Outdoor News

Date: 1/23/2017 3:32:00 AM

Williams WMA in Nelson County, Kentucky River WMA in Henry and Owen counties, T.N. Sullivan WMA in Franklin County, Curtis Gates Lloyd WMA in Grant County, Taylorsville Lake WMA in Spencer, Anderson and Nelson counties, and Yellowbank WMA in Breckinridge

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taylorsville lake rd, wilsonville ky


Date: 1/22/2017 8:37:51 PM

5220 Taylorsville Lake Rd, Fisherville, KY 40023 Off Market $1,053,304 est. 4615 Taylorsville Lake Rd, Fisherville, KY 40023 Off Market $978,213 est. 4501 Taylorsville Lake Rd, Fisherville, KY 40023 Off Market $908,195 est. 5200 Taylorsville Lake Rd

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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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