High water conditions reported at Lake Shelbyville

High water conditions reported at Lake Shelbyville

SHELBYVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting high water conditions at Lake Shelbyville.

The pool elevation at the lake has risen to 9.43 feet above the normal summer pool, which is 599.7 feet.

According to the Army Corps, the level was 609.13 feet at 7 a.m. Thursday.

The lake is expected to crest at 609.5 feet on Saturday, assuming the current water discharge rated and no additional precipitation.

While boat launch facilities with courtesy locks will remain open at most of the lake's major recreation area, the dock at Whitley Creek is closed.

In addition, all secondary boat ramps are closed, including Coal Shaft Bridge, Sand Cove Road, Johnson's Bluff and Bruce West.

While the Illini Backpacking Trail, which runs from Lone Point Recreation Area to Eagle Creek State Park, Coon Creek Trail and Okaw Bluff Trail are all closed, hikers can still use the Camp Camfield Trail.

The two campsites that are open for the season, Bo Wood and Lithia Springs, remain open.

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