Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 8, 2013

Water rising; boating hazardous on Barren River Lake

By JOEL WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — With as much as eight inches of rain over these last few days, Barren River Lake has reached over 10 feet above summer pool and is definitely up in the timber. Wednesday morning’s level was 563.43 feet and will go even higher if predicted rain appears.

The lake is still debris-filled making for hazardous boating, especially if you don’t slow down.

One of my oldtimer friends was out Tuesday and said he saw guys running full out. At best you could damage your boat or motor, and at worst, you could lose your life. I beg of you, be careful.

Surprisingly, the color is not all that bad and given a few days to settle, bass fishing with spinner baits on top water should be very good in the coming days.

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