Welcome

Thank you for visiting Paducahsun.com, online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Lake Cumberland rises to old summer level

Associated Press

SOMERSET - Heavy rainfall in southern Kentucky this week has pushed Lake Cumberland's water level to its full summer point for the first time in eight years.

For decades, lake visitors were used to seeing the water at 723 feet above sea level. But an emergency drawdown in early 2007 to repair Wolf Creek Dam dropped the level to 680 feet, and it stayed there for years.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Thursday that the lake level had reached 724 feet.

The Corps of Engineers dropped the water level seven years ago after deciding that leaks under the earthen portion of the Wolf Creek Dam created a high risk it would fail. The agency oversaw installation of a concrete wall to seal off leaks.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha a3cc55b7021241f094676aefbcc76eea
Top Classifieds
  • Purebred Yorkie puppies, no papers, t ... Details
  • Men's Trek 7300 andWomen's ... Details
  • FNB Bank, Inc. will be accepting seal ... Details
  • FISHING RETREAT 4-SALE Older Mobile ... Details
  • Details
  • HandymanSpecial 3 BR 1 BA fenced inba ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't buy p ... Details
  • AUTOMOVER SPECIAL6 lines - 14 dayson ... Details
  • 26ft Coachman Cascade (2004) 13ft sli ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Louisville police seek help in finding child's killer
  2. Brennan says he warned Russia about election
  3. Chaffetz formed firm before announcement
  1. Murray collision hospitalizes woman
  2. Robotic surgery offering better patient outcomes
  3. Former church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000
  1. Louisville police seek help in finding child's killer
  2. Brennan says he warned Russia about election
  3. Chaffetz formed firm before announcement
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...