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  • USACE hosting virtual workshop for Cave Run Lake Master Plan Update

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of updating its 1984 Master Plan for Cave Run
  • Public meeting to be held to share Lock 53 demolition blasting plan

    A public meeting is being held in Olmsted, Illinois, Tuesday, May 11, to inform the community about the blasting plan for the upcoming demolition work at Lock and Dam 53 on the Ohio River.
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Warmer weather is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • Louisville District installs fee machines at Green River Area lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has installed automated fee machines at many of the recreation areas in the Green River Area, which includes Rough, Nolin, Barren, and Green River Lakes in Kentucky. Starting April 1, 2021, these areas will no longer accept cash as payment. The automated fee machines accept payments for day-use passes and/or annual passes by credit card only.
  • Louisville District announces new long-term camping policy at select sites

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District announced a new long-term camping policy for select USACE managed campground sites in the Green River Area, where customers will be able to reserve a campsite for a maximum 90-day period. This policy will be implemented in a two-year trial period, beginning Mar 11, 2021.
  • Brookville Dam temporarily closed to public access due to construction activities

    Portions of the dam recreational area at Brookville Lake, Brookville, Indiana, are temporarily closed to public access while contractors are performing some improvements. To ensure public safety during upcoming construction activities, some public access points will be temporarily closed effective today, March 3, 2021. These intermittent closures will affect vehicular and pedestrian traffic on top of the dam as well as entry points to the Adena Trace hiking trail.
  • Markland Locks and Dam temporarily ceases locking due to high water

    Locking operations have been temporarily suspended at Markland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River (Ohio River Mile 531.5) due to high water.
  • Buckhorn and Carr Creek Dams are operating as designed, providing flood damage reduction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buckhorn Reservoir, Buckhorn, Kentucky, is currently at 818.4 feet or 56 percent full as of Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. While Carr Creek Reservoir, Sassafras, Kentucky, is currently at 1037.7 feet or 47 percent full. The Buckhorn and Carr Creek Dams on the Middle Fork and the North Fork, respectively, of the Kentucky River are currently storing water and providing a reduction to the flooding occurring downstream. The dams are structurally sound and operating as designed.

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