||Top of Dam.
||Top of Stored Emergency Gage.
||On May 3, 2011 WISH-TV toured the the lake and found submerged beaches, parking lot, hiking paths and boat slips nearly inaccessible. At the Four Winds Resort walkways were flooded and only the roof of the wedding tiki hut above water.
||Valley Mission Road is closed at this level or slightly higher because of water going through the emergency spillway.
||Flood Pool Elevation. South Dam access road closed. North Fork of Cleve Butcher Road floods. Flood Pool covers 18,450 acres and stretchs for 44 miles. There is a 3.3% annual chance of occurrence of this level.
||Lake Monroe Sailing Association, visitor parking lot, service road to Area D, campsites in Area B, Area C and Area H at Paynetown flooded. Brummett Creek Road and Old State Road 46 begin to flood. Brummett Creek Road often flooded by Salt Creek and not the dam. There is a 6.7% annual chance of occurrence of this level.
||Playground at Paynetown campground flooded. There is a 10% annual chance of occurrence of this level.
||Campsites in Area A of Paynetown Campground flooded. Boom for multi-level jib crane under water.
||Pit toilet flooded in Paynetown Campground.
||Cutright access road goes underwater near the main boat ramp. Access to ramp, picnic areas and Pleasure Craft Marina is unavailable by vehicle.
||Lower end of Moore's Creek Road flooded.
||Allen's Creek SRA Road floods. Approach road to Hardin Ridge Beach closed. IDNR storage building at Crooked Creek, boat storage at Lake Monroe Sailing Association, Pine Grove ramp access road and Crooked Creek ramp flooded. Cutright highwater gravel access ramp begins to flood. There is a 20% annual chance of occurrence of this level.
||Approach road to Paynetown docks flooded.
||Emergency bypass bulkhead under water.
||Fairfax and Cutright ramps flooded.
||Fairfax and Hardin Ridge beaches closed. There is a 50% annual chance of occurrence of this level.
||Friendship, Stipp, and upper end of Moores Creek roads closed.
||Paynetown beach and McGowan road to Northfork flooded. Water covers back platform of tower including emergency gate and bypass bulkhead slots. There is a 100% annual chance of occurrence of this level.
||Drainage for marshes stopped. Many crop lease fields flooded.
||Lake Monroe Sailing Association jib cranes flooded.
||Year Round Pool Elevation. Normal Pool covers 10,750 acres and stretches for 37 miles.
||Courtesy Dock adjusted.
||Crooked Creek ramp closed.
||Upper end of lake and east of causeway difficult to use.
||Low lake level affects many areas around Monroe Lake. Allens Creek and Pinegrove ramps are closed. Nine slips on courtesy dock for campers impossible to use at Paynetown. Beach at Paynetown is down to mud. Left side of Paynetown launching ramp is closed. Impossible to launch boats with keel at Sailing Assoc. Boat docks difficult to use at Sailing Assoc. Difficult to launch boats with jib crane at Sailing Assoc. Problems with buoy fields at Fairfax Marina. Community Group Docks have to be adjusted.
||Elevation of low outlet.
(1) Southwest view of lake tower with a lake elevation of 554.95 feet on April 14, 2008.
(2) West view of lake tower with a lake elevation of 554.95 feet on April 14, 2008.
(3) Northeast view of lake tower with a lake elevation of 554.95 feet on April 14, 2008.
(4) North view of lake with an elevation of 554.95 feet on April 14, 2008.
(5) East view of Lake at 554.95 feet through emergency spillway.
(6) Looking away from dam in far northeast part of the emergency spillway.
(7) Looking southeast at the lake full marker in the emergency spillway..
(8) Looking northwest at the lake full marker in the emergency spillway..
(9) Looking towards the dam at far southwest part of the emergency spillway.
(10) Lowest spot of the emergency spillway.
(11) Water through emergency spillway returns to Salt Creek this way.
(12) April 6, 2008. Paynetown SRA. Lake pool 554.94 feet. SR 446 far right background. Credit: A Brooks.