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February 27, 2013

Budget woes threaten lake revival

Federal cuts could impact Lake Cumberland management

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Wolf Creek Dam —

The Corps operates several recreation areas including Waitsboro, Fishing Creek, Cumberland Point and Kendall immediately below Wolf Creek Dam.
Since January 2007, Lake Cumberland has been held as closely as possible to 680 feet above sea level, about 40 feet lower than normal operation.
Repairs to the dam are nearing completion and the Corps announced January 25 that the lake would probably be allowed to rise to between 700 and 705 feet above sea level by June. In 2014, after the total rehabilitation is completed this coming December, the lake will return to its historical pool stage at the tree line.
 

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