Corps of Engineers to hold meetings on restricting water access

Army Corps of Engineers to hold meetings on restricting water access

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Wolf Creek Dam (source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Wolf Creek Dam (source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public meeting in January to solicit comments about restricting access in hazardous waters immediately upstream and downstream of Wolf Creek Dam and all Corps-owned locks and dams in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The dates for the meetings have not been set.

The Commonwealth-Journal reports that the Corps is concerned about hazardous water areas above and below dams in the Nashville District. The waters pose a high level of risk for the public because of the hydroelectric and lock operations often begin with little or no notice.

Public information meetings are planned at Somerset, Paducah, Nashville and Cookeville, Tenn.

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