Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
535.15 FEET
8/13/2020
Full Pool: 536.0
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UofL baseball team honors fallen officer at College World Series

WAVE3

Date: 8/10/2020 5:36:00 AM

OMAHA, NE (WAVE) - The University of Louisville baseball team has taken the memory of a fallen LMPD officer with them on their journey to the College World Series. In a post on their Facebook page

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2020 Patoka Lake Controlled Dove Hunts

WBIW

Date: 8/4/2020 3:19:00 AM

Wildlife Management staff at Patoka Lake will conduct two separate in-person drawings for two controlled mourning dove hunting opportunities on Sept. 1, 2020. The drawings will begin promptly at 6:00

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SPORTS BRIEFS FOR JULY 29

News and Tribune

Date: 7/28/2020 2:49:00 PM

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Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

NWS

Date: 7/28/2020

Water Resources Outlook (July

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SPORTS BRIEFS FOR JULY 28

News and Tribune

Date: 7/27/2020 3:31:00 PM

The Men's E League games, which will be held Monday nights, will run from July 27 to Oct. 5. Meanwhile the Co-Ed League games, which will be played on Thursday nights, will run from July 30 to Oct. 8

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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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