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Lake Status

 

As of December 31, 2017 the lake level is:    736' 2"

Pool level of Lake Carroll is 740'

WHAT IS "POOL LEVEL?"

Pool Level is when the lake reaches the crest of the spillway that was set at an elevation of 740 feet above sea level. If the water is higher than 740 feet, the water will then exit through the spillway shoot under the road across the dam.



LAKE STATUS POLICY:

The following outlines LCA's policy on when to change the status of our lake.
OPEN (Pool is 740')
736' 6.1" - 740' 5.9"

HIGH WATER / OVER POOL
NO WAKE
740' 6"
CLOSED
743'

LOW WATER / UNDER POOL
NO WAKE
736' 6"


While out on Lake Carroll you can easily see what the lake status is. There are three locations with status flagpoles: West Marina, 3-Tubes, and the point of Section 23. The color code for the Lake Status is as follows:
NO WAKE = Orange
CLOSED = Black
(If it's not orange or black, it's open.)


LAKE LEVEL RECORDS

Highest recorded lake level: July 2011 - 741.8'
Lowest recorded lake level in boating season: July & August 2003 - 736.0'
Lowest recorded lake level: November 1993 - 731.6'
Data from Lake Level Table below, 1993 to 2012.

Additional Lake Level Notations:
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - Highest lake level reading following 14+ inches of rain was 745.5'
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - Highest lake level reading following approximately 5.5 inches of rain was 742.3'


ANNUAL LAKE DRAWDOWN

Each year there are members voicing their concerns regarding our annual lake drawdown to 3' below pool. GM Mike Schmieder and Lake Mgr Joe Rush have written informative articles to help you understand the "why" and "how" of this process.
Article by Mike Schmieder (November 2016 Lake Carroll News)
Article by Joe Rush (December 2016 Lake Carroll News)


END OF SEASON EQUIPMENT REMOVAL REQUIREMENT

All watercraft, docks, piers, swim platforms, lifts, etc., must be removed from the Lake prior to November 1st each year.


Monthly lake levels on Lake Carroll

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2018
2017 739.25 739.58 740.08 740.21 740.13 740.00 740.17 740.00 739.67 739.67 736.92 737.17
2016 740.17 739.92 739.92 740.08 740.08 740.00 740.00 739.83 739.58 739.50 739.92 736.92
2015 737.17 737.00 737.58 737.58 740.00 740.25 739.83 739.83 739.83 793.75 740.00 740.42
2014 736.33 736.33 737.83 738.67 739.25 740.08 739.83 738.58 739.42 738.50 737.83 737.50
2013 734.50 735.42 738.67 740.00 740.08 740.08 739.25 738.17 737.42 737.00 736.50 736.33
2012 737.90 737.80 738.10 740.30 739.00 738.80 737.46 736.25 735.42 735.08 734.67 734.50
2011 737.00 738.60 740.30 740.50 740.30 740.10 741.80 740.20 740.60 740.90 737.80 737.90
2010 740.30 740.10 740.20 740.20 740.20 740.20 740.42 740.38 739.70 739.60 737.00 736.00
2009 739.30 740.50 740.50 740.40 740.30 741.50 740.30 740.20 739.70 740.50 737.30 740.20
2008 739.00 740.60 740.50 740.50 740.30 740.30 740.20 739.90 739.90 739.40 737.00 737.60
2007 738.60 738.70 740.30 740.30 740.00 739.80 739.80 740.10 739.70 739.20 737.00 736.80
2006 737.19 737.44 739.00 740.20 740.60 740.20 740.10 739.60 739.00 738.80 737.50 738.60
2005 738.00 740.40 740.05 740.00 739.40 738.40 738.15 738.06 737.7 737.00 737.00 737.00
2004 736.60 737.50 739.60 740.10 740.45 740.19 740.00 739.70 739.25 738.60 736.80 737.00
2003 737.00 736.00 735.00 ---.-- 737.10 737.00 736.00 736.00 735.80 735.50 735.80 ---.--
2002 737.60 ---.-- 738.60 740.20 740.20 740.20 739.70 739.30 738.70 738.60 ---.-- 737.00
2001 ---.-- 739.60 ---.-- 740.30 740.90 740.00 739.60 739.20 738.80 ---.-- 736.90 737.40
2000 ---.-- 736.80 737.20 738.30 739.40 740.30 740.50 740.10 739.60 739.80 736.80 ---.--
1999 738.40 739.60 740.10 740.30 740.40 740.30 740.10 739.80 739.10 739.10 738.00 736.70
1998 737.00 737.50 738.80 740.60 740.20 740.20 740.10 739.90 739.90 740.20 739.50 737.80
1997 737.60 ---.-- 740.20 740.00 740.10 740.10 739.90 739.40 739.10 738.90 ---.-- 736.80
1996 737.60 738.70 738.80 738.50 739.50 740.20 740.10 740.10 739.60 739.00 738.50 737.80
1995 737.90 738.70 739.10 740.00 740.40 740.20 740.10 739.90 ---.-- 739.00 737.80 737.60
1994 733.10 ---.-- ---.-- 739.80 739.70 739.70 739.90 739.80 739.60 739.30 737.20 737.50
1993 ---.-- ---.-- ---.-- ---.-- ---.-- ---.-- ---.-- 736.50 735.00 ---.-- 731.60 732.30
(Gray cells represent the boating season)

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