Tag: Wolf Creek
  • NR 14-005: Fish and Wildlife Service completes Biological Opinion and the Corps approves plan to raise Lake Cumberland water level

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 25, 2014) – Working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the past few months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday finalized the Biological Opinion that clears the way for the Corps to resume normal operations at Lake Cumberland immediately.
  • NR 14-003: Corps, Fish and Wildlife Service address compliance requirements at Lake Cumberland

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2014) – In compliance with federal environmental laws and regulations, the Corps of Engineers Nashville District is actively consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the discovery of new populations of an existing endangered species in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. Until this consultation is completed, the Corps will target a maximum pool elevation of 705 feet, which is the same as the 2013 recreation season’s elevation.
  • NR 13-012: Wolf Creek Dam Ceremony location changed and security measures increased

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 18, 2013) – The Nashville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is changing the location for the Wolf Creek Dam Completion Ceremony on Friday, April 19 due to forecasted severe weather early Friday morning that will preclude setup. The District is also increasing security measures for the ceremony.
  • NR 13-011: Public invited to Wolf Creek Dam Barrier Wall Completion Ceremony April 19

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 10, 2013) – The public is invited to a barrier wall completion ceremony 10 a.m. April 19, 2013 on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam near Jamestown, Ky., to celebrate this milestone with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, its contractor Treviicos-Soletanche Joint Venture, and other local, state and national officials expected at this event. Dignitaries will speak and initiate the ceremonial last concrete placement on the barrier guide wall, which signifies the official completion of the barrier wall installation.
  • NR 13-008: Corps completes barrier wall at Wolf Creek Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District poured concrete for the last pile of the barrier wall today, which completes the last and most critical component of the dam safety project required to mitigate seepage through the karst geology deep in the foundation of Wolf Creek Dam’s embankment. It is the last of 1,197 piles that are approximately four feet in diameter and extend up to 275 feet into bedrock below the foundation of the embankment. Altogether they interlock to form the barrier wall.