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Corps To Hold Lake Cumberland At Lower Level

JAMESTOWN, Ky. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says Lake
Cumberland will maintain a lower water level while repairs continue
at the dam that impounds the massive reservoir.
Officials announced earlier this year that the water level would
be dropped 40 feet from its typical summertime mark while work is
done at Wolf Creek Dam in Russell County. The Corps has said the
dam is leaking and is in urgent need of repair.
The Corps said in a statement today that risk to the area is
lower because of reduced pressure on the dam and decreased seepage.
Part of the 309 (M) million-dollar repair project includes
pouring runny cement into underground caverns to plug leaks. The
Corps says that portion of the project should be completed by
September.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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