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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Shaine Smith


Date: 6/3/2017 2:32:00 PM

The Laurel River Lake lies in the gorgeous Daniel Boone National forest in southern Kentucky. The trails in the area provide for some of the best, most-scenic rides in the state, perfect for any level rider

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Car Rental Mount Vernon: Get Cheap Rental Car Deals Now | Expedia


Date: 6/2/2017 9:04:00 PM

Savor the peaceful surroundings at Lake Linville Park and Lake Reba. Other Mount Vernon parks include Laurel River Lake and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park. While you're in Mount Vernon, visit some local attractions like London Dragway, Battle of

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Restoring America’s National Parks effects tourism, economic stimulation


Date: 5/17/2017 11:59:00 PM

Nearby, Laurel River Lake offers boating and fishing, while Cumberland Falls State Resort Park boasts one of the largest waterfalls in the southeast United States. Further on down the road, two National Park Service (NPS) sites—Cumberland Gap National

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Laurel River Lake Picnic Area, KY


Date: 4/29/2017 3:19:00 PM

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on a peninsula along the shores of Laurel River Lake. The picnic area provides 19 individual picnic sites which are first-come, first-serve, and two reservable shelters. There is no overnight

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• Surface Area: 5,660 Acres
• Average Depth: 65 Feet
• Length: 19 Miles
Laurel River Lake, located west of Corbin, Kentucky, in the USA, is a reservoir built in 1977 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Laurel River, a tributary of the Cumberland River, in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The lake covers parts of Laurel and Whitley counties.
The 282 foot high dam was built between 1964 and 1974. It is a combination earth and rock-fill dam. Hydropower production began in 1977. As of 2006, it produced an average annual energy of 67 gigawatt hours of hydroelectricity.

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Forest Service cooperate on developing recreational facilities around the reservoir. Today most of the lake is managed by the Forest Service as part of Daniel Boone National Forest. The Army Corps of Engineers manages the operation of the dam itself, and runs recreational facilities at the dam.

Laurel River Lake's drainage area is 282 square miles. The area of the lake changes based on how full it is, but it is about 19 miles long, with 206 miles of shoreline. Its area ranges from about 5,600 to 6,060 acres, with a maximum flood-control size of 6,650 acres. The reservoir's storage capacity (volume) also changes, but is about 435,000 acre feet.
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