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Lake Level Continues To be Reduced To Winter Level

Posted on 4/13/2015 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

Following a week of spring rains, ODNR continues to reduce the level of Buckeye Lake from its 7:00 a.m., April 13 reading of 889.06 feet above mean sea level by discharging water through the primary and secondary spillway lake drains. The winter pool target elevation is 888.75 feet. Nearly 2½ inches of rainfall was recorded last week by a measurement gauge operated at Buckeye Lake by the U.S. Geological Service. The lake drains a watershed of approximately 44 miles and can rise by as much as one foot following a rainfall amount of 1 inch. Water discharges will continue this week until the winter pool elevation target level has been reached. ODNR continues to monitor depth gauges in each of the spillway outflow channels.

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