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Flooding Persists Near Lake Cumberland

Posted at 8:06 PM, Feb 25, 2019

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The record-setting elevation of Lake Cumberland continues to rise and that’s causing problems for surrounding counties.

The power unleashed at Wolf Creek Dam brought curious onlookers from across the state to see the high water levels.

Lake Cumberland is rising higher than ever. Wayne Kincaid had to leave his home near the lake as the water crept closer closer to his front door.

“We got about 4 or 5 people all around the water down there, moving stuff on boats. It’s pretty catastrophic you know,” Kincaid told LEX 18.

During the summer, the 76 Falls is a popular spot with a huge drop-off. But right now, the fall doesn’t really exist. The high water has also made some homes reachable only by boat.