Carlyle Lake Update, as of Monday, December 28, 2015

Published Dec. 28, 2015
CARLYLE LAKE - As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday December 28, 2015 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 449.44 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday December 27, 2015 was approximately 24,750 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at <455.0 feet NGVD on Saturday January 2, 2016.

Due to the rising water level, some breakwaters and facilities will be overtopped and caution should be used when boating near these and other submerged structures. Boaters are also reminded to use caution and watch for floating logs and other debris that may be present. Some township roads around the lake will also become inundated, motorists should use caution when driving in low lying areas around the lake.

Boat ramps impacted by the high water conditions will include: Patoka, North Fork, Wood Duck, Coles Creek, Horseshoe Island, Allen Branch, and Peppenhorst. Keyesport boat ramp and high water ramps at Dam West, Dam East, Tamalco, Apache and Boulder will be available for launching.

The Corps of Engineers continues to work closely with their partners, the Carlyle Lake Association, Mid-Kaskaskia River Association and the Okaw River Basin Coalition to monitor the situation. For more information, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at

Doug Wasmuth

Release no. 15-063