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March 12, 2014

Lake Cumberland attractions prepare for season


Somerset —

The lake has been held lower than normal for seven years to repair Wolf Creek Dam. The $594 million rehabilitation of the dam is basically complete, but the level will be held at 705 feet, same as last summer, until an endangered species of minnows in the headwaters is protected.
Normal operation of the lake is pool state (723 feet) during the summer. However, even in normal operation, sufficient rainfall would be necessary to get the lake that high.

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