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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded contracts for the reconstruction of a section of US 68/KY 80 in western Trigg County.  

TVA, via Twitter

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now reducing the amount of water flowing through Barkley and Kentucky dams. Because of recent heavy rainfall, the pools at the dams will begin to rise well above normal for this time of year.

Lake Barkley Tourist Commission / Facebook

  The Lake Barkley Tourist Commission is reshuffling its budget after the Kuttawa City Council voted to leave the commission earlier this year.

Tourism director Debi Dodd says Kuttawa represented about a third of the commission’s $400,000 budget. She says the commission will now work with $260,000 collected through Lyon County’s transient room tax and the city of Eddyville’s restaurant tax.

Rob Canning

University of Kentucky archaeologists are finishing their dig at a prehistoric Native American campsite on the edge of Lake Barkley in Canton. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet found the site during land analysis for a new bridge.

Lead Archaeologist Mickey Loughlin said this site ranks high in importance on a 1-10 scale.

LBL Forest Service

The Kentucky Division of Water has identified potentially harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in 15 Kentucky lakes this summer, including Carpenters Lake in Daviess County. The lakes are still open, but the DOW advises the public to avoid exposure to HABs, which can cause skin irritation and stomach pain.

Eddy Creek Marina

Eddy Creek Marina It wouldn't be summer in our region without a trip to the lakes. And longtime WKMS underwriters, Eddy Creek Marina Resort, have the kind of view that makes you want to be on the water all day, and stay in a lakeside cabin by night. 

USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new mobile website with real-time water information for the Cumberland River watershed, which could be useful for boaters this holiday weekend.

By George Green, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Four lakes in Kentucky have been ranked among the top bass fishing sites in the country.

Bassmaster Magazine designated the pair of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley as the 18th location based on fish catch rates, input from wildlife agencies, and countrywide polling.

Tripp124 / flickr

Significant rainfall and the expectation of more tonight have led the Army Corps of Engineers to increase the water released from Lake Barkley into the Cumberland River.

The Army Corps’ Lake Barkley Manager Mike Looney says water levels are currently near 360 feet, which is half a foot higher than usual for the time of year. He says he isn’t concerned about flooding.

kaee.org

Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, about enrollment for a conference at Lake Barkley in mid-September. The annual KAEE conference is designed to make connections across disciplines and age groups in the state of Kentucky with the common goal of working to build a sustainable environment through education. Conference strands include environmental education in practice and an in-depth look at skills related to environmental issues. Click here for more information.

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