NR 15-037: Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan available to public

Published Oct. 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today that the 2015 Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan is finalized and available to the public online at

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division recently approved the amended plan, which includes the input collected from public meetings held in November 2014 and letters received since the previous plan’s approval in 2010.

The Shoreline Management Plan provides policies and guidelines for the effective long-range management of the shoreline resources at the lake.  The objective of the Shoreline Management Plan is to balance private shoreline uses with the protection of the natural environment. 

Additionally, there are two other documents associated with the review and public meeting process. The first document is titled “2015 SMP Q and A Document.”  This document contains the Corps’ response to questions and comments received at the public meetings.  The second document is titled “2015 SMP Area Review Summary,” which lists the decisions made for the shoreline allocation of the lake.  This review determined the locations where private docks and/or mowing privileges may be approved.

“We really appreciate all the input and comments from everyone that assisted in this update. If you have any questions regarding the Shoreline Management Plan update process, please contact the Lake Barkley Resource Manager’s office at (270) 362-4236,” said Biologist Kayl Kite.

(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
Lee Roberts

Release no. 15-037