MARTINS FORK LK AT MARTINS FK DAM NR SMITH

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Martins Fork Lake is a reservoir located in the Harlan County of Kentucky. The lake was created in 1979 by the US Army Corps of Engineers to control floodwaters on the Cumberland River. The lake's hydrology is largely influenced by the Cumberland River, with a small portion of the inflow coming from the Martins Fork River. The lake's surface flow is primarily dependent on rainfall and snowpack. Agriculture is not a significant factor in the area, but the lake supports a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and camping. The lake is home to several species of fish, including bass, crappie, and catfish, making it a popular destination for anglers. Overall, Martins Fork Lake provides a valuable source of water for the surrounding communities and serves as a popular recreational destination.

June 16, 2024

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Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0.51%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 6.95 ft
2019-04-01
Maximum 35.13 ft
2019-02-25
Average 18 ft
Hydraulic_Height 97
Drainage_Area 56
Year_Completed 1978
Nid_Storage 21100
River_Or_Stream MARTINS FORK OF CUMBERLAND R.
Structural_Height 120
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 340
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 504
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Nid_Height 120

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