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Officials Looking To Lower Lake Cumberland

The Army Corps of Engineers have announced they may have to lower Lake Cumberland 30 more feet before the end of the year because of the problems with Wolfe Creek Dam. State and local officials say that would put communities in the area without water and force rolling blackouts.

The corps does have some plans in the case the water level is lowered including extending water pipes.

The lake supplies water and electricity to 200 thousand homes in the area.


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