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Tue January 26, 2010
Clarksville Confronts Cumberland River Erosion
By Chris Taylor
Clarksville, TN – Experts believe Clarksville's riverbank is eroding at a rate of one foot per year. The city is proactively working to confront the issue before it becomes a problem, threatening millions of dollars in damage. The city has enlisted the help of the Nashville-district Army Corps of Engineers to begin surveying a section of the Cumberland River along Riverside Drive. The goal will be to mitigate the bank's erosion before it threatens the road itself. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the multi-million dollar prevention project will also include other stretches of riverside roads over the next several years and will be paid in part by state and federal funds.