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Posted 4/30/2013

Release no. 13-015

Bill Peoples


Lee Roberts

NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 30, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is beginning to implement permanent full-time waterborne restrictions around the 10 dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries this week. Enforcement of these restrictions will be effective when the placement of buoys and sufficient signs is completed at each dam.

The installation of buoys and signs will continue through the spring and summer of 2013. The district will not be installing physical barriers at this time. Buoys and signs will be used to mark the restricted areas.

The district will be coordinating enforcement of the restrictions with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

The Nashville District continues to be committed to providing the public with safe and healthy recreational opportunities throughout the Cumberland River Basin.

New graphics of the restricted areas and additional information items are located on the Restricted Areas around Dams web page, For more information about the Nashville District visit our web page at, and follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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