Water levels at Lake Cumberland should be up again for the summer tourist season.
According to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, repairs to Wolf Creek Dam are months ahead of schedule and plans are being made to raise the water level this summer.
Businesses suffered after lake levels dropped when repairs to the leaking dam began several years ago.
U.S. Representative Hal Rogers said, “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.”