High Water at Lake Shelbyville

Published June 20, 2019

Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is reporting high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation has risen to 6.39 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The level as of 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 20 was 606.09 feet NVGD and rising.  The discharge rate was 750 cubic feet per second (cfs).

The rising pool has impacted some sites around the lake. Boat launch facilities will remain open in all major recreation areas. Secondary boat ramps at Coal Shaft Bridge and Bruce West are closed as well as Sand Cove Road.

The Chief Illini Trail is now closed. All other trails managed by Lake Shelbyville USACE are open at this time.

During high water periods, boaters should use extra caution on the lake and be aware of lower bridge clearances, floating debris, and submerged hazards. As the water at Lake Shelbyville continues to remain above normal levels, visitors should be aware that some areas will be temporarily impacted. If an area is posted closed, please do not enter the area. Do not put yourself and others at risk.

To receive the most up to date information, please call the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at 217-774-3951. Revised news releases will be issued as lake conditions change.

Ashley Florey
(217) 774-3951

Release no. 19-024