Lake Shelbyville.. As of 7:00 a.m. January 15th, 2020 the pool elevation at Lake Shelbyville was 606.31 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 4340 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow was approximately 8880 (dsf). Crappie are being caught on main lake drops and brush piles. With the water rising this will slow until the lake crest.
With current precipitation on the ground, Lake Shelbyville will crest at 607.0 feet NGVD on 1-17-20
Lake Shelbyville Dam is operating as designed, helping reduce flood stages on the Lower Kaskaskia River, Carlyle Lake, and the Mississippi River.
Boat launch facilities should remain open in all major recreation areas.
During this high water period, boaters should use extra caution on the lake and be aware of floating debris and submerged hazards. As the water at Lake Shelbyville continues to remain above normal levels, visitors should be aware that some areas will be temporarily impacted. If an area is posted closed please do not enter the area. Do not put yourself and others at risk.
For more information, contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org