Patoka Lake

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Lake Level
545.67 FEET
7/30/2015
Full Pool: 536.0
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Patoka Lake Beach to remain closed

14 News

Date: 7/29/2015 5:23:00 PM

The wet summer has closed a popular beach at Patoka Lake. The beach at the Newton-Stewart State Recreation Area is off limits because of high water. DNR officials say the lake is 10 feet above normal for the summer. The beach has been closed in the past

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Cooler heads emerging on recycling

Kokomo Perspective

Date: 7/28/2015 3:07:00 PM

19 at Patoka Lake. On July 16, Dale Meyers hit a hole-in-one at the American Legion Golf Course on hole 3. He used his 3 wood on the hole that plays 180 yards. JR Zimmerman witnessed the shot. Kokomo Chapter Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is having its 2015

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High waters likely closes southern Indiana beach for summer

WHAS 11

Date: 7/28/2015 7:44:00 AM

The beach at Patoka Lake's Newton Stewart State Recreation Area remains closed because the reservoir currently stands about 10 feet above its normal summer pool level. Park Lake interpretive naturalist Dana Reckelhoff tells The Herald-Times that the U.S

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Southern Indiana lake's beach likely closed for rest of summer due to high water levels

The Republic

Date: 7/28/2015 3:48:00 AM

The beach at Patoka Lake's Newton Stewart State Recreation Area remains closed because the reservoir currently stands about 10 feet above its normal summer pool level. Park Lake interpretive naturalist Dana Reckelhoff tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly

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High water likely closes southern Indiana beach for summer

WISH-TV

Date: 7/28/2015 2:46:00 AM

The beach at Patoka Lake’s Newton Stewart State Recreation Area remains closed because the reservoir currently stands about 10 feet above its normal summer pool level. Park Lake interpretive naturalist Dana Reckelhoff tells The Herald-Times that the U.S

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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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