Herrington Lake


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LG&E’s Illegal Coal Ash Pollution Is Seeping Into Ohio River, Herrington Lake


Date: 8/6/2019 2:05:00 AM

New testing confirms three Louisville Gas and Electric power plants are illegally contaminating groundwater flowing into the Ohio River and Herrington Lake. The pollution is coming from waste

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Operation Dry Water reminding boat drivers to stay sober


Date: 7/6/2019 6:38:00 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It was a beautiful day at Chimney Rock Marina, a popular spot to visit Herrington Lake. There is an increased law enforcement presence around to remind people not to boat

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Law enforcement now have increased authority to combat boating under the influence


Date: 7/5/2019 2:39:00 PM

The increased enforcement comes as one Herrington Lake marina owner said this weekend is his busiest of the year. "It wasn't supposed to open until November this year, but the [Kennedy Bridge] is open

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Coal ash pollution confirmed in Herrington Lake, but study finds ‘no significant impacts’


Date: 7/4/2019 5:00:00 PM

Conditions in Herrington Lake “do not pose an unacceptable risk to human health,” according to a study completed last month, paid for by Kentucky Utilities. But the study does list several ecological

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Power plant has had 'no significant impacts' on Herrington Lake

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Date: 7/2/2019 5:43:00 AM

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other. If you have an

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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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