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  • Barkley Navigation Lock

    Barkley Navigation LockBarkley Lock is located 30.6 river miles from where the Cumberland River joins the Ohio River at Smithland, Kentucky.  The nearest community to the lock is Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Barkley Lock was opened to navigation traffic in July of 1964.  The lock chamber is 800-foot long and 110-foot wide.  During normal lake levels,
  • Barren River Lake

    Welcome to Barren River Lake. The lake is situated in the rural, rolling hills of Allen, Barren and Monroe counties in South Central Kentucky.  The dam is located 12 miles east of Scottsville, KY and 15 miles southwest of Glasgow, KY on State Highway 252. Barren River Lake covers 20,150 acres at maximum flood control pool and 10,000 acres at normal summer pool.
  • Buckhorn Lake

    Welcome to the Buckhorn Lake. The lake is situated in Leslie and Perry counties on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, offering the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountain Range. The dam is located near the small community of Buckhorn, Ky., about 100 miles southeast of Lexington and 30 miles west of Hazard. The 1,230 acre Buckhorn Lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.
  • Buckhorn Lake Master Plan Update

    General InformationThe Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, is revising the Buckhorn Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation
  • Carr Creek Lake

    Welcome to the Carr Creek Lake. The lake is located in the mountainous region of southeastern Kentucky, about 16 miles from Hazard and 18 miles from Whitesburg. The dam is located 8.8 miles above the mouth of Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River. The 710 acre lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.
  • Cave Run Lake

    Welcome to the Cave Run Lake. The lake is located within the scenic Eastern Highlands Region of Kentucky and is almost completely surrounded by the northern-most section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. An earth and rockfill dam built across the Licking River created Cave Run Lake. The 8,270 acre Cave Run Lake is most widely known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, excellent fishing and scenic beauty. However, the lake project was constructed primarily for the purpose of reducing flood damage.
  • Dewey Lake

    Dewey Lake is part of the integrated flood reduction system operated by the Corp of Engineers for the entire Ohio River Basin. When the lakes in this system are operated as a vast storage system, flood crests along the Ohio can be significantly reduced. Construction of Dewey Dam began in 1946 and was completed in 1949.
  • Fishtrap Lake

    After extensive field studies and cost estimates were made, Congress appropriated funds. Construction began in February 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the project on October 26, 1968. The dam, built of native rock with a clay waterproof core, is 195 feet high and 1,000 feet long.
  • Grayson Lake

    The impounded waters of the Little Sandy River form the 1,510 acre, 20-mile long Grayson Lake. Narrow and winding, the lake's scenic cliffs range from 30 to 200 feet high above the lake surface. The magnificently sculptured cliffs have a smooth, contoured surface enhanced by centuries of weathering.
  • Green River Lake

    Welcome to Green River Lake. The lake is situated in Adair and Taylor counties, lying amidst rolling terrain, steep bluffs and flowing streams in the section of Kentucky known as the Highland Rim.  The dam, located on the Green River, is an 11 mile drive from the cities of Campbellsville and Columbia, and less than 100 miles from Louisville and Lexington.
  • Green River Lake Master Plan Update

    General InformationThe Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, is revising the Green River Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation
  • Green River Locks and Dams 1 and 2

    Welcome to the Green River Locks and Dam 1 and 2. The Green River Locks and Dam No. 1 is located on the Green River near Henderson, Kentucky, at mile 9.1. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank of the Green river. The upper pool is maintained above the dam and extends upstream for a distance of 54 miles to the Green River Locks and Dam No. 2. The Green River Locks and Dam No. 2 is located on the Green River near Calhoun, Kentucky, at mile 63.1. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank of the Green river. The upper pool is maintained above the dam and extends upstream for a distance of 45.4 miles to Locks and Dam No. 3, which is now inactive, near Rochester, Kentucky.
  • Johnson County, KY Section 202 Flood Risk Management Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in close coordination with the Johnson County Fiscal Court and City of Paintsville officials on the Section 202 Johnson County Flood Risk Management Project, which is intended to reduce flood risk for the city of Paintsville, Kentucky. Quarterly public meetings will be held throughout
  • Kentucky Lock

    Kentucky Lock is located near Gilbertsville, Kentucky, 22.4 miles from the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers.  It is 20 miles east of Paducah, Kentucky. The 184-mile reservoir created by Kentucky Dam stretches across parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. It is the largest reservoir in the Eastern U.S. Construction on Kentucky Lock began in
  • Lake Barkley

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Lake Barkley, the westernmost project in a series of dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
  • Lake Cumberland

    The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Lake Cumberland, the second largest lake in the Cumberland River System.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have many opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, canoe, hike, and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Laurel River Dam

    Laurel River Lake is a key project in the development of the Cumberland River Basin.  The lake is located in southeastern Kentucky, encompassing portions of Laurel and Whitley Counties. In the 1960's, Congress authorized construction of a dam on the Laurel River 2.3 miles above its confluence with the Cumberland River.  The dam created a 5,600 acre
  • Laurel River Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Laurel River Lake.
  • Louisville Metro Flood Protection System Reconstruction Project

    The Louisville Metro Feasibility Study was completed in cooperation with the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the Non-Federal Sponsor. The study provides recommendations of rehabilitation/reconstruction efforts necessary to restore the city’s Flood Protection System to its authorized level of flood risk management. The
  • Markland Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Markland Locks and Dam. The Markland Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River at mile 531.5 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is 26.5 miles upstream from Madison, Indiana and 3.5 miles downstream from Warsaw, Kentucky. The navigation locks are located on the Kentucky side of the river.
  • Martins Fork Dam

    HistoryMartins Fork Lake is located at river mile 15.6 on the Martins Fork of the Cumberland River in the scenic mountainous terrain of Harlan County, 13 miles southeast of the town of Harlan, Kentucky.Martins Fork is fed from two primary sources, Martins Fork and Cranks Creek, which meet in the upper end of the lake.  Below the dam, Martins Fork
  • Martins Fork Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Martins Fork Lake.
  • McAlpine Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the McAlpine Locks and Dam. The McAlpine Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River 604.5 miles below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the northwestern end of Louisville, Kentucky, in the Portland neighborhood. The navigation locks are located on the Kentucky side of the river at mile 606.8. The upper pool extends approximately 75 miles to the Markland Locks and Dam.
  • Nolin River Lake

    Welcome to Nolin River Lake. Nolin River Dam is located about 8 miles above the Confluence of the Nolin and Green Rivers near the community of Bee Spring.  While the dam is located in Edmonson County, the lake also covers portions of Grayson and Hart Counties.  The dam is about 8 miles north of Brownsville, 20 miles from Leitchfield, and 95 miles southwest of Louisville. In addition to flood control and recreational benefits, the lake also supplies drinking water to the surrounding area, as well as providing fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Paintsville Lake

    Paintsville Lake is a total of 1,139 surface acres. The US Army Corps of Engineers owns a total of 13,156 acres of land surrounding the lake with 57 miles of shoreline. The lake is approximately 18 miles in length.  Paintsville Lake gleams like a jewel in the crown of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the
  • Paintsville Lake Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the 30 day review and comment period of the Paintsville Lake project Regional Master Plan revision. This stage is to receive final comments from Stakeholders, the Public, Tribal Nations and other Agencies. The final draft of the Master Plan is linked under the Related Files header below, as well as a slide presentation showing the current status and future actions.
  • Rough River Dam Safety Modification Project

    DRAFT Rough River Dam Modification Project General Information USACE has completed an updated risk assessment which evaluated the current project risk as well as ways to reduce risk while Phase II of the Dam Safety Modification Project (construction of the cutoff wall) awaits additional funding. USACE Louisville District is implementing Interim
  • Rough River Lake

    Welcome to Rough River Lake. The lake is situated in Breckinridge, Hardin, and Grayson counties in south central Kentucky. The dam is located on the Rough River near the community of Falls of Rough, about 20 miles from Leitchfield and 95 miles southwest of Louisville. The 5,100-acre Rough River Lake provides a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages Rough River Lake’s land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation. The menu on the right leads to specific recreation and other lake information.
  • Rough River Lake Master Plan Update

    General InformationThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, is revising the Rough River Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor
  • Taylorsville Lake

    Welcome to Taylorsville Lake. The Lake is located on the Salt River beginning at river mile 78 about 5 miles west of Glensboro and extends downstream to the dam at river mile 60.  The Lake is 18 miles long and extends into portions of Spencer, Nelson and Anderson Counties of Kentucky. 
  • Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

    The Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study is being completed in cooperation with the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the Non-Federal Sponsor. The primary purpose of this project is to restore both instream and riparian habitat within the Beargrass Creek watershed. Beargrass Creek has a 60 square mile
  • Wolf Creek Dam

    History of Wolf Creek DamThe Wolf Creek Project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1946.  Construction of the project, designed and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began in August 1941.  After a three-year delay caused by World War II, the project was completed for full beneficial use in
  • Yatesville Lake

    Yatesville Lake is located entirely in Lawrence County, Kentucky, on Blaine Creek; a tributary of the Big Sandy River. It was built under the Flood Control Act of 1965. The dam is rockfill, with a central impervious core and founded on rock. The length of the lake and boatable arms is 20.6 miles upstream from the dam and 18.1 miles upstream from where it flows into the Big Sandy River.