2008 - Foundation Remediation | Jamestown, KY
Wolf Creek Dam is on the Cumberland River in south central Kentucky. It provides hydropower, flood control, water supply, and water quality benefits for the Cumberland River system and surrounding region. The lake is a source of recreation that has attracted more visitors (4.89 million) than Yellowstone National Park (2.87 million). Designed and constructed during the period 1938-1952, the 5,736 foot-long dam has a maximum height of 258 feet above founding level. Lake Cumberland, created by the dam, impounds 6,089,000 acre-feet at its maximum pool elevation of 760. It is the largest reservoir east of the Mississippi and the ninth largest in the United States.
In late January 2007, the USACE placed the dam under 'high risk' for failure designation and launched a major, and ambitious, remediation program to bring the dam to a full operating condition.