Rogers' Statement on Wolf Creek DamFoundation Remediation Project
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement relating to the announcement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Nashville District that the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project is ahead of schedule. The Corps of Engineers is making plans to raise the water level about 20 feet in Lake Cumberland to an elevation of 700 to 705 feet for the summer.
“Lt. Col. James DeLapp personally called me Thursday with wonderful news that construction at Wolf Creek Dam is ahead of schedule, meaning the crown jewel of Southern Kentucky will be ready for the summer tourism season. Our marinas, local businesses, and local lake enthusiasts have been patient, suffering business lows due to the low pool levels at Lake Cumberland and continuous delays in construction at the dam. However, I commend Lt. Col. DeLapp for bringing a renewed vigor to this project over the last year and understanding that Wolf Creek Dam is a national priority. Now it’s time to spread the word, Lake Cumberland is open for business.”