The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a press release sent out on Tuesday morning reported high water conditions at Lake Shelbyville. The normal summer pool is 599.7 feet and the pool elevation as of Tuesday, May 26th at 7 a.m. was 611.14 feet or 11.44 feet above normal.
Because of the higher than normal pool, some sites around the lake have been impacted. Quoting from the press release, “Boat launch facilities remain open in all major recreation areas with the exception of Whitley Creek. Secondary boat ramps are closed at Bruce, Coal Shaft Bridge, Johnson’s Bluff and Woodard Road. The Chief Illini Trail, Coon Creek Nature Trail, and Okaw Bluff Trail are all closed. Camp Camfield and General Dacey trails are open for use with the exception of the Dam West General Dacey Trailhead access. All USACE managed beaches at Lake Shelbyville will remain closed until further notice.”
Because of the high water, boaters need to be cautious on the lake. Keep an eye on lower than normal bridge clearances, debris, and any under water hazards. For the most up to date information, please call 774-3951.