As of 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2016 the pool elevation at Lake Shelbyville was 617.37. feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 3,130 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Wednesday January 6, 2016 was approximately 2,860 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Lake Shelbyville crested at 617.4 feet NGVD on Tuesday January 5, 2016. With the high pool levels, projected releases will be increased to 3,500 cfs today, 4,000 cfs on Thursday January 7th, and 4,500 cfs on Friday January 8th.
As of 12:00 p.m. on Monday January 4, 2016 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 458.71 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,820 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday January 3, 2016 was approximately 9,420 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is currently cresting at 458.70 feet NGVD. With the high pool levels, downstream releases will be increased to 7,000 cfs today and to 10,000 cfs on Tuesday January 5, 2016.
Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots.