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Public Meetings Scheduled On 'Restricted Areas' Around Dams

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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.

For more information on "Restricted Areas Around Dams" please go to: http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/About/Organization/Operations/RestrictedAreasAroundDams.

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