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Carlyle Lake Level Continues to Fall, Eldon Hazlet State Park Reopens Friday Afternoon

May 20, 2017

The level of Carlyle Lake continues to fall after cresting nearly 12 feet above the normal summer pool last Saturday. The level as of Thursday had fallen just over a foot.

As a result of the lake falling to an anticipated 10 feet above normal summer pool, Eldon Hazlet State Park is scheduled to reopen at three Friday afternoon. This includes the campgrounds, Apache High Water Boat Ramp, the Carlyle Sailing Association facilities, the Hazlet Cottages and the campground store.

The McNair and East Spillway Campgrounds and several day use areas and private campgrounds around the lake remain open. 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.

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.

At pool elevations above 450.0 feet, 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 is 24,583 acres. The surface area of Carlyle Lake at 455.00 feet is 35,147 acres.

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