Public Meetings Scheduled On 'Restricted Areas' Around Dams
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled four public meetings to explain the creation of "restricted areas" above and below ten dams throughout the Nashville District, including Old Hickory, Percy Priest and Center Hill.
The meetings will give the public a chance to respond to plans to restrict access to hazardous waters adjacent to Corps locks and dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
The change only affects water access by boat, kayak or canoe and does not affect fishing from the river bank in the newly restricted areas. The Corps plans to spend $2 million dollars in phases to put up new signs and buoys.
The meetings will be held as follows:
Thursday, January 10, 2013: 6-8 p.m. CST Badgett Playhouse Theater 1838 JH O'Bryan Ave. Grand Rivers, Ky.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013: 6-8 p.m. CST McGavock High School Auditorium 3150 McGavock Pike Nashville, Tenn.
Thursday, January 17, 2013: 6-8 p.m. CST Upperman High School Auditorium 6950 Nashville Highway Baxter, Tenn.
Thursday, January 24, 2013: 6-8 p.m. EST Somerset Center for Rural Development 2292 U.S. Highway 27, Suite 300 Somerset, Ky.