Lower Cumberland Project: Kentucky and Tennessee

by A.E. Dykes,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Project, located near mouth of Cumberland River, is key unit of eleven reservoir system for utilization of water resources of basin in interests of flood control, navigation, hydroelectric power, and allied purposes; dam will be 7985 ft long, composed of 110×800 ft lock, spillway surmounted by 20 crest gates; power plant of 130, 000 kw; canal will connect reservoir with Kentucky Reservoir on Tennessee River.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Reservoirs | Power plants | Rivers and streams | Spillways | Water resources | Gates (hydraulic) | Locks (dam) | United States | Kentucky | Tennessee

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