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Flooding Leads to Additional Closures at LBL

U.S. Forest Service officials at Land Between the Lakes warn visitors of rising lake levels that will close many facilities beginning March 1.

Hillman Ferry, Energy and Piney Campgrounds, basic camping, and dispersed camping will be closed starting March 1 and not reopen until facilities are safe for the public.

"We care deeply about visitor safety and resource conservation," said Land Between the Lakes Area Supervisor Tina Tilley. "Wet conditions are submerging many campgrounds, boat ramps, and roads so we've closed areas for public safety. Please do not enter flooded areas."

Tilley warns that resources are easily damaged during wet conditions and rising lake levels will make conditions progressively worse. "The soil is saturated and vulnerable to erosion so we ask people to limit travel at Land Between the Lakes until this flood event is over. Erosion and moving debris may contribute to unexpected travel hazards and recovery for stranded visitors could be delayed as conditions deteriorate."

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White Egret
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

Commonly mistaken for a heron, egrets can commonly be seen wading in shallow water near the lakes edge.