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Posted 6/20/2017

Release no. 17-008

Carol Labashosky

Rough River Lake Dam flood risk to be discussed during public meeting June 29, 2017


ROUGH RIVER LAKE, KY. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District will host a public meeting to discuss the flooding risks for residents on the Rough River, downstream from the Rough River Lake Dam, Falls of Rough, Kentucky.


The meeting will be held:

Date:  Thursday, June 29, 2017

Time:  6 p.m. CENTRAL TIME

Place:  Ohio County Community Center

130 East Washington Street, Hartford, KY 42347

Room: Auditorium


Rough River Dam has been identified as “High” risk, and is currently undergoing remedial construction.  The ongoing construction timeline and activities will be discussed as well as how this impacts the flooding risks to downstream residents.  Following the presentation, engineers from the Louisville District Corps of Engineers will be available to answer questions for those who live along the Rough River near the following communities, including (but not exclusively): Beaver Dam, Hartford, Narrows, Dundee, and Horse Branch.                            


Meeting Agenda:

Staff and officials introductions

Brief presentation by Jeffrey Esterle, Dam Safety Program Manager, Louisville District, Corps of Engineers

Questions and answers


For lake information and to keep up with events and the dam work at Rough River Lake, visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rough River Lake website at www.lrl.usace.army.mil/rrl or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rough-River-Lake/194425466082.