Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is passing water through Cheatham Dam on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tenn., at a rate exceeding 90,000 cubic feet per second. Six to nine inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey fell into the Cumberland River watershed and is flowing into Cheatham Lake in Tennessee and Barkley Lake in Kentucky. Cheatham Lock is closed because of the strong currents flowing through the dam.