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Rising Water Level At Lake Cumberland Worries Residents

Posted at 5:28 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 05:28:21-05

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– With so much rain this winter, Lake Cumberland is reaching stunning levels.

Some people who live in Burnside tell LEX 18 they haven’t seen the water this high since 1984.

One couple says they were speechless when they came to the General Burnside Island boat ramp.

They say they were at the boat ramp two weeks ago and the water was past the poles.

At the time, they thought it was interesting, but now they say the water level has gotten worrisome.

“It seems like it rains every other day, and then when it does rain, it’s an inch, inch and a half, two inches of rain,” said Brad and Kara Naugle. “As big as this lake is, it’s 1,200 mile shoreline, and it comes up this high, it’s ridiculous.”

Residents say they worry even more about the water level, when they consider that rainy season usually doesn’t kick in until April.