"Since 1970, 14 people have died as a result of accidents that occurred beneath the dams on the Cumberland River system and 868 have died on the lakes, according to the Corps."
1970 was 42 years ago, 14 people is an average of .333 deaths per year. not exactly an outstanding problem... as for the 868 dying on the lake, how many of those were alcohol related or idiots pulling a tyler bray. i also wonder if the number includes the entire lake, or just the area they plan to close. these numbers sound fishy to me