barkley lock and dam

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

The resounding message at the 50th anniversary of the Barkley Lock and Dam project in Grand Rivers Saturday, was that with great success often comes great sacrifice.

US Army Corps of Engineers, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

The Barkley Navigation Lock is now open through September to visitors after more than a decade of being closed to the public.  

Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours

Sep 24, 2012

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce operating hours at the Barkley Navigation Lock to save money. The Corps announced Monday it will go from a 24 hour to a 20 hour a day operation, starting Jan. 7, 2013.

Tours of the Lake Barkley Dam powerhouse and navigation lock in Grand Rivers have resumed for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks.