View Full Version : Cumberland River tailwaters

01-23-2007, 08:51 AM
Potential bad news for the trophy trout fishery in the cumberland river---Low hot water at best....dam breach at worst. See attached article


01-23-2007, 10:57 PM
i under stand they are going to drop the lake 14ft. in 10 days starting today.

01-29-2007, 12:21 PM
This will potentially destroy the fish hatchery for the production of trout fingerlings for the near future. The hatchery uses a system of concrete streamways fed from the lake for the hatching process and the fingerling growth. These streamways are slighly above the 680' water mark they are taking the lake down to which means there won't be any water feeding the hatchery. Given this hatchery produces more than a million trout a year, it will definitely put a dent in the relases into the tailwaters.

02-15-2007, 08:18 PM
i was in summerset ky today. heard on the news that the cumberland have anoyher 30 ft draw down by december of 2007. this was a warning , to water in take personnel of the rigion to be prepared . for possible shotages. and stating it might take up to 7 yrs. for repairs on wolf creek dam. their was also an article in the summerset paper front page.

Byron Begley
02-16-2007, 07:49 PM
When I first read the Corps of Engineers emergency drawdown report on their website on February 2nd they did warn public utility companies to be prepared for a possible drawdown to 650 feet. If you look at the story in today's newspaper it says basically the same thing it did on February 2nd. I'm not giving up hope for the tailwater or the hatchery yet. That would be a tragic loss.