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The Future Of Floyds Fork: Louisville Works to Balance Nature Preservation With Development

WFPL

Date: 8/14/2018 4:17:00 AM

Developers sought approval of preliminary plans for Covington by the Park, a subdivision off Taylorsville Lake Road that may include 633 lots and 352 apartments on nearly 240 acres. The plans also hav

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Taylorsville Lake Being Searched For Possible Drowning Victim

WAVE

Date: 7/30/2018 8:49:00 AM

(TAYLORSVILLE, Ky., June 4th, 2004, 6 p.m.)-- Family and friends of a missing Fisherville teenager were holding out hope that he'll be found alive. Kevin Schultz disappeared while swimming with friend

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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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Officials say Fort Knox soldier missing in Taylorsville Lake

WAVE

Date: 7/17/2018 8:56:00 PM

TAYLORSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Recovery efforts have begun this morning for a Fort Knox soldier reported missing on Taylorsville Lake. Authorities tell WAVE 3 they are searching for 23 year old Anthony Car

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Emerging Lane: Getting Outside Pays Off

Lane Report

Date: 7/2/2018 12:48:00 PM

Mimi Hahn and three employees operate Endless Summer Paddle Co. in Louisville, which sells and rents stand-up paddleboards at Taylorsville Lake and other area waterways. Endless Summer also teaches sk

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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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