Patoka Lake Dam and Tower Tour Saturday

Dam and TowerCELESTINE (NNDC) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting public tours of the Patoka Lake dam and tower Saturday. Those taking the tour can meet at 9:30 (EDT) Saturday morning at the Patoka Lake Nature Center to car caravan to the dam or go directly to the dam off highway 545.

Participants will discover the detailed operations of reservoir management for flood control as the guides take them inside the actual dam tower structure. They will be shown how the lake level and spring flooding are controlled and will be given a lesson on the building of the reservoir and dam and who built it.

The informative program is free and open to everyone, adults and children.