Herrington Lake


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Organizers say resident volunteers fulfill important role in water testing due to DOW staffing

The Advocate-Messenger

Date: 2/16/2018 5:31:00 AM

Local residents who volunteered for a state program monitoring Herrington Lake water clarity last year got to see what their citizen scientist research accomplished this week. They also learned why the data they collected is so important. On Tuesday

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Missing Garrard County hiker found


Date: 2/9/2018 6:47:00 AM

She has a brain injury and told police she felt like she was walking in circles. She made it all the way to the dam on Herrington Lake Thursday night, where rescuers weren’t searching. She said she saw a helicopter both nights, but the infrared didn’t

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Environmental groups petition court for review of order approving abandonment of gas pipeline

KY Forward

Date: 2/7/2018 7:36:00 AM

Particular concerns have been raised in Kentucky, with the pipeline passing through populated areas of Richmond in Madison County and Danville and Herrington Lake in Boyle County. Both counties have passed zoning requirements relating to hazardous liquids

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Herrington Lake, environmental issues addressed at ‘legislative coffee’

Advocate Messenger

Date: 2/7/2018 6:22:00 AM

While pensions and taxes dominated much of the conversation at this week’s “legislative coffee” town hall event with Danville’s state representative and senator, environmental issues related to Herrington Lake were also brought up. “While I

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Appeal filed on case over coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake

Advocate Messenger

Date: 1/31/2018

The first step in an appeals process has been filed in a case against Kentucky Utilities, brought by groups concerned about the coal ash pollution in Herrington Lake. Thomas Cmar, an attorney with the non-profit EarthJustice, filed the appeal on behalf of

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• River: Dix River
• Length: 325 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,335 Acres
• Volume: 537,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 78 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 249 feet
Herrington Lake is a 2,335-acre artificial lake located in Mercer, Garrard and Boyle counties in Kentucky, United States. The lake was created by Kentucky Utilities' damming of the Dix River, a tributary of the Kentucky River, in 1925 to generate hydroelectric power. With a maximum depth of 249 feet, Herrington Lake is the deepest lake in Kentucky. A short distance below the dam, the Dix River enters the Kentucky River at High Bridge, Kentucky.
Dix Dam, the dam that made the lake, was the largest earth-filled dam in the world at the time, and considered to be a major engineering feat.
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