Herrington Lake


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Traffic Alert: Demolition begins for Kennedy Mill Bridge


Date: 7/12/2018 4:15:00 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that demolition operations have started for the existing Kennedy Mill Bridge over Herrington Lake. A replacement bridge is currently be

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Boaters congregate to Kentucky's lakes to celebrate the Fourth of July


Date: 7/4/2018 2:29:00 PM

Officers on Herrington Lake were on the lookout for people operating boats while intoxicated or riding in unsafe ways. "You know riding in safe positions. Everybody has to be seated on the boat. That'

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Herrington Lake restocked

The Advocate-Messenger

Date: 6/23/2018 3:51:00 AM

The release of 10,000 small mouth bass into Herrington Lake in May 1930 was enough to stock several states, according to an announcement in The Advocate-Messenger. The Danville Chamber of Commerce decided to restock the lake with fish with the U.S

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Coal Ash Uncovered: Polluted Groundwater Found At 14 Kentucky Sites

WOUB Digital

Date: 6/19/2018 9:19:00 AM

Selenium poisoning has already been documented in Herrington Lake. It’s a popular fishing and boating spot that also serves as a drinking water source for Danville, though for years regulators have known the coal ash site at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W

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These Are All the Places Where You Can Search for Monsters

The Cheat Sheet

Date: 6/13/2018 8:39:00 AM

Whatever it is, don’t go in the water to try and find it. This sounds horrible: The Herrington Lake monster in Kentucky has been described as looking like a pig out of a nightmare, according to according to Atlas Obscura. People have said its body is eel

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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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