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Wilson Lake is Nearly 11 Feet Above Conservation Level

Wilson Lake Flooding 6-4-19High water and flooding continue to be an issue at Wilson Lake. As of June 4, the lake elevation was 1,526.75 feet. That is 10.75 feet above conservation level according to the US Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake.

Due to high lake elevation, the following areas will be closed through June 16:

  • Lucas Park - sites 1-42 and 51-96, swim beach road, group camp and boat ramp road.
  • Minooka Park - all sites in A-F Loops, east and west boat ramps, and swim beach.
  • Spillway Ramp - boat ramp and east end of the dam access.

Barricades are placed at road closure areas. Please respect the barricade placements. Do not bypass them.

According to the US Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake, the lake is currently at its fourth highest level on record. Its record high was in 1993 when it hit 1,548.21 feet, which is more than 32 feet above normal. The third highest the lake has been was in 1987 when it reached 1,528 feet. This year could overtake that mark.

(Information and photo courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake.)

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