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Flood recedes; Guard lifts boating ban

Flood recedes; Guard lifts boating ban

Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:03 pm
By: AP

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has lifted a ban on recreational boating on sections of the Tennessee River and the Cumberland River.
In the wake of flooding last week, the Coast Guard had closed the Tennessee River to recreational use from Pickwick Dam in Tennessee more than 200 miles to Kentucky Dam at the head of Land Between the Lakes. The Cumberland had been restricted to commercial vessels along more than 300 miles, including Lake Barkley.
The ban came Wednesday because of flooding and debris in the water.
Late Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard lifted all restrictions on recreational boating for both rivers, including Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
Published in The Messenger 5.11.10

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