Bee Spring, KY. – In an effort to improve safety at Nolin River Lake, a ‘No Swim’ area has been established 1000 yards downstream of the Dog Creek boat ramp. The area has been marked with two no-swim buoys.
In recent years, swimming from anchored boats and navigation in this area has significantly increased. These increases have resulted in close calls between boaters and swimmers, as well as boaters colliding with underwater obstructions.
After repeated efforts to improve this issue through education, and coordination with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the buoys were placed to minimize congestion of the area and reduce the risk of collisions.
The Corps of Engineers encourages everyone to wear their life jackets when recreating on or near the water. For information regarding safe swimming and boating practices, please contact the Corps of Engineers at Nolin River Lake at (270) 286-4511, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. central time or visit the lake’s website at http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Lakes/Nolin-River-Lake.