As of Monday, July 4, 2011 the Lake Shelbyville lake level is 607.95 feet above sea level, which is 8.25 feet above normal summer pool. The discharge rate is set at 1,780 cubic feet per second (CFS), which is 13,350 gallons per second going into the Kaskaskia River. Inflow into Lake Shelbyville is 910 cfs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be providing programs for everyone to come out and enjoy during the weekend of July 9 &10, 2011. All of the programs and activities listed are open and free to the public.
Saturday, July 9:
1:00 p.m. Beach Games at Dam West Beach
3:00 p.m. Tour of the Dam – Starts at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center
6:00 p.m. Beach Games at Sullivan Beach
8:30 p.m. Bats of Illinois at Coon Creek Amphitheater – Bats are fascinating animals that sometimes get misunderstood. Park Ranger Stephanie McBee will engage you in an interesting program about bats so you will be able to appreciate them. You might even see a live bat flying in the night sky above the amphitheater.
Sunday, July 10:
9:00 a.m. Bo Wood Amphitheater: Non-Denominational Church Services
11:00a.m. Coon Creek Amphitheater: Non-Denominational Church Services
1:00 p.m. Tour of the Dam- Starts at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center
4:00 p.m. Dam West Beach- Beach Games
While enjoying Lake Shelbyville, please remember to play it safe and wear your life jacket and make this weekend one of many… not your last!