Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
543.71 FEET
4/20/2018
Full Pool: 536.0
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Public invited to tour dam at Patoka Lake

TMNews.com

Date: 4/19/2018 7:30:00 AM

DUBOIS — The Patoka Lake Watershed Committee invites the public to participate in a tour of the Patoka Lake dam and tower at the Patoka Lake Regional Water treatment plant April 26. The tour begins at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers office at 4512 N

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Farm ponds are a favorite for surefire fishing

The Republic

Date: 4/14/2018 11:58:00 PM

Large Indiana bodies of water like Lake Monroe, Patoka Lake, the Wabash River and many more offer incredible angling opportunities. They also often require somewhat of a steep learning curve and advanced equipment. If you are just looking to relax

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Earth Day Event At Patoka Lake Nature Center April 22

WBIW

Date: 4/13/2018 12:36:00 AM

(PATOKA) - An Earth Day event will be held at the Patoka Lake Nature Center on April 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Anabel Hopkins, an artist who received an Arts in the Parks grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, will present the Earth Day workshop

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Bulldogs blank Rams, 10-0

TMNews.com

Date: 4/12/2018 8:16:00 PM

ORLEANS -- The Orleans softball team continued to roll through the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference as the Bulldogs pounded Paoli, 10-0, Thursday night. Sydney Owens silenced the Rams by firing a one-hitter while striking out 12 and walking none

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Column: Farm ponds a favorite for fishing

Dubois County Herald

Date: 4/12/2018 8:15:00 AM

Large Indiana bodies of water like Lake Monroe, Patoka Lake, the Wabash River and many more, offer incredible angling opportunities. They also often require somewhat of a steep learning curve and advanced equipment. If you are just looking to relax

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• Surface Area: 8,880 Acres
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
Created as a joint effort between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the lake is one of eight such reservoirs built in the state to provide a secure water supply and as a method of flood control. The lake covers 8,800 surface acres (36 km²) of water in the summer.
The lake was created by damming the Patoka River about 118.3 miles (190 km) above its mouth with the Patoka Lake Dam, a 145-feet-high rockfill earthen dam. The lake is fed by several smaller tributaries including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek. After the lake was created several parks and nature preserves were established around it totaling 16,920 acres (68.5 km2). The lake and dam is still managed by a cooperative management team of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake Association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other facilities include an archery range, boat ramps, a cross-country skiing course, fishing areas (including ice fishing), a disc golf course, trails for hiking and bicycling, hunting areas, interpretive and recreational programs, star parties, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and waterskiing zones. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.
Patoka Lake has been very beneficial to the surrounding community and the State of Indiana.
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