NR 16-31: Public workshops scheduled for Lake Barkley's Master Plan update

Published Nov. 9, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Lake Barkley is holding two Master Plan Update public workshops in November. The first is Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lyon County Convention Center in Eddyville, Ky. The second is Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart County Visitor Center in Dover, Tenn.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide lake stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the proposed improvements to the current 1983 Master Plan, associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).  There will be no formal presentation so the stakeholders can stop by any time between 6 to 8 p.m.  Please note that this evaluation will not include the Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan (SMP), which outlines permitting procedures for private boat docks.    

A link to the draft copy of the Master Plan and associated EA can be viewed by visiting and will also be available for review at the workshops.

The public can request a copy of the documents by emailing a request to Written comments and requests will be accepted at the workshops, emailed to or mailed to the Lake Barkley Resource Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 218, Grand Rivers, KY 42045.  All comments and requests must be received by the Resource Manager’s Office no later than Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 to be considered.

The Lyon County Convention Center is located at 309 Lee S. Jones Park Road, Eddyville, KY 42038 and the Stewart County Visitor Center is located at 117 Visitor Center Lane, Dover, TN 37058.

For any questions pertaining to the public workshops or the Master Plan update, please call the Lake Barkley Resource Manager’s Office at (270) 362-4236.

(The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at  The public can also follow Lake Barkley on Facebook at
Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 16-031