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Columbia / Adair Water Commission
Louisville District Daily Lake Report.
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US Army Corps of Engineers - Louisville District ,Green River Website.
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Green River Lake Map
Driving Directions
From Louisville, Kentucky: Merge onto I65 South toward Nashville (travel approximately 44 miles). Exit on ramp 91 for KY-61 toward
Hodgenville. Stay to the left and take the ramp toward US-31W Bypass/KY-61/Elizabethtown/Hodgenville. Then, stay immediately to the right
and take the ramp onto Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway - East. Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway becomes KY-61
South/Lincoln Pkwy (travel approximately 8.6 miles). Turn right onto KY-210 (travel approximately 29.2 miles). KY-210 becomes KY-55 South,
continue straight ahead. Cross a bridge over Green River and climb a large hill, at the top of the hill is an entrance sign, turn left onto Lake
Rd/KY-1061. The road will come to a "Y" - go to the right and it will bring you to the office/visitor center (if you go to the left it will take you
across the dam). End at 544 Lake Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718-9393 US. Distance is approximately 93 miles.

From Nashville, Tenn.: Merge onto I-65 North toward Louisville (travel approximately 76 miles). Merge onto Louie B. Nunn Cumberland
Pkwy via exit 43 toward Glasgow/Somerset (travel approximately 49 miles). Take exit 49 for KY-55 toward Columbia. Turn left onto KY-55/S
KY-55/ Jamestown St. Continue to follow KY-55 N. Turn right onto Lake Rd/KY-1061. The road will come to a "Y" - go to the right and it will
bring you to the office/visitor center (if you go to the left it will take you across the dam). End at 544 Lake Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718-9393
US. Distance is approximately 142 miles.

From Lexington, Ky: Merge onto US-60 West toward BG Parkway/Versailles. Merge onto Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Pkwy West
toward Lawrenceburg/Elizabethtown (travel approximately 30 miles). Take exit 42 for KY-555 toward Springfield/Lebanon. KY-555 becomes
KY-55. Turn right onto KY-55/West Walnut Street. Continue to follow KY-55. Turn right onto US-68/KY-55/West Main Street. Continue to follow
US-68 W/KY-55. Turn left onto KY-55. Cross a bridge over Green River and climb a large hill, at the top of the hill is an entrance sign, turn left
onto Lake Rd/KY-1061. The road will come to a "Y" - go to the right and it will bring you to the office/visitor center (if you go to the left it will
take you across the dam). End at 544 Lake Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718-9393 US. Distance is approximately 90 miles.
The Green River Lake Project was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1938. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started construction in
April 1964, and the lake was completed in June 1969. Since then, the lake has prevented more then $87.6 million in flood damages (as of
1999), or more than twice its original cost of $33.4 million. The annual economic benefits generated from public recreational visitors to Green
River Lake is more than $30.7 Million.

The project is part of a long-range program providing for the most beneficial use of lake areas and fish and wildlife resources. Green River Lake
is managed for multiple uses; it offers opportunities for outdoor activities associated with large bodies of water. In addition to flood protection
and recreation, Corps lakes provide immeasurable benefits to the local economy.

The Corps operates the lake primarily for flood control in the Upper Green River watershed and forms an integral unit in the comprehensive plan
for flood control for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The lake’s dam is located 305.7 miles above the mouth of the Green River and 26 miles
upstream from Greensburg, Ky.

The Corps keeps the lake at a low level (winter pool) during fall and winder months, when excessive rainfall is likely. The lake can retain surface
water runoff should heavy rains occur, until the swollen streams and rivers below the dam recede and can handle the release of stored water
without threatening lives or property.
Lake History
Our Mission :
"To provide the highest quality potable water available at the lowest possible cost"