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For the lake in Minnesota, see Dewey Lake (St. Louis County, Minnesota).
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Dewey Lake
Dewey Lake.jpg
Lake and dam
Location Floyd County, Kentucky
Type reservoir
Primary inflows John's Creek
Primary outflows John's Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,100 acres (4 km2)
Average depth 40 feet (12 m)

Dewey Lake, located near Prestonsburg, Kentucky in Floyd County, is part of the integrated flood reduction system operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the entire Ohio River Basin.

The 1,100-acre (4 km2) lake was formed by impounding John's Creek in 1949, and was named for Admiral George Dewey. Dewey Dam (National ID # KY03029) is an earthen dam, 118 feet high. The length of the lake is 18.5 miles upstream from the dam and its water shed covers 207 square miles.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is located on Dewey Lake.

Recreation

The largest tiger muskie ever taken in the state of Kentucky (13 lb., 12 oz.) was caught in Dewey Lake.

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