April 10 Newsletter on Lake Cumberland/Wolf Creek Dam
Friends of Lake Cumberland –
NEW EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION 9-1-1 SYSTEM TO BE TESTED IN COMMUNITIES BELOW THE WOLF CREEK DAM
17,000 Households to Receive Test Message
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security announced today that a new emergency notification 9-1-1 system, commonly referred to as “Reverse 9-1-1,” will be tested in Clinton, Cumberland, Russell and Monroe Counties, during the next two weeks. The system will serve as a means of communicating with the public during a potential emergency involving the Wolf Creek Dam.
This week’s test will disseminate an automated message to random subsets of numbers from the four county area concluding in a full scale test message to all residents. Approximately 17,000 households will be contacted during the test period.
“I am committed to ensuring the public health and safety of every citizen, business, and visitor to Lake Cumberland while preserving the great quality of life in the region,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “It is critical that we are able to communicate effectively with the public during an emergency and this emergency notification 9-1-1 system supplements our ability to do that.”
Testing will begin Thursday April 12 and conclude Wednesday April 25th. While in test mode, the state does have the ability to send a mass alert should there be a breach of the dam.
The emergency notification system enables homeland security to send a pre-recorded message to home phone numbers on record within minutes. Recipients of an alert will receive an automated message with details and instructions on what to do, or where to go for more information.
The test will include only home phone numbers of residents in the affected areas, however, the state will also offer a website for individuals to enter their cell phones and/or e-mail addresses. Additional information regarding this website will be available in the coming days.
Lake Cumberland Cleanup - DATE AND TIME
The Friends of Lake Cumberland have finalized details for the Lake Cumberland cleanup. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to participate.
They will be cleaning the shoreline April 14th at the following docks:
Grider Hill Alligator Dock #1 and #2
Conley Bottom Waitsboro and Burnside Island ramp area as well
They will be working from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
They will not be providing food, so anyone working should bring something for lunch.
For more info contact:
Steve Syphax - V.P. Friends of Lake Cumberland
Usable Boat Ramps
The following Corps operated and Commercial Marina boat ramps are usable at or near the target elevation 680. (Ramps are monitored on a daily basis and conditions are subject to change.)
General Burnside Island State Park
Cave Creek (approx. 15' of concrete left, then mud)
Conley Bottom Marina (campground ramp, boats less 20'approx.)
Grider Hill Marina
Halcomb's Landing (small boats less 20'approx.)
Lee's Ford Marina
Waitsboro (small boats less 20'approx.)
Ramps projected to be open by the start of the summer recreation season.
The list below is subject to change and is not final. It is for planning purposes.
Ramps expected to be open are:
Grider Hill Marina Conley Bottom Resort
Halcomb’s Landing Fall Creek Recreation Area
Beaver Creek Resort Lee’s Ford Marina
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Slate Branch
Jamestown Marina Waitsboro Recreation Area
Lily Creek General Burnside Island State Park
Ono at Caney Creek embayment Cave Creek
Alligator II Omega/Buck Creek Marina
Cumberland Point Recreation Area
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to me at: email@example.com.
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WEB SITES OF INTEREST
Jamestown Resort Marina, from the motel island looking ESE out to the main lake.
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