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Conditions Along Nolin River

posted Aug 8, 2017, 8:42 AM by Danielle Treadway   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 5:35 PM by Friends Of Nolin Lake ]
Effective 8/1/17- Recent changes in water level resulting from the removal of Lock and Dam No. 6 on the Green River downstream have resulted in lower water levels on the Nolin River, a tributary to the Green. Dewatering of the banks has caused many trees to fall inward across the relatively narrow stream. The lower water level has also exposed numerous submerged limbs, trunks, boulders and other hazards.

The Nolin River in Mammoth Cave National Park is now considered largely impassible for the time being, and navigation is strongly discouraged. Numerous portages are required. Only very experienced canoeists and kayakers should attempt passage.
If launching from the Nolin River Lake Tailwater, review the information on the bulletin board regarding river conditions. 
Google Earth imagery of a section of Nolin River in Mammoth Cave National Park is typical of the obstacles along the entire route of the river.