Public Tours Resume at Barkley Powerhouse and Lock
GRAND RIVERS, KY - Tours of the Lake Barkley Dam powerhouse and navigation lock have resumed for the first time since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has public tours scheduled for July 21, Aug. 18 and Sep. 15, 2012 with tours beginning at 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The dam is at Grand Rivers, KY, at the northern end of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
The Corps resumed public tours with on June 23 and officials said the positive feedback convinced them there is public interest in visiting the facilities.
Barkley Resource Manager Mike Looney said visitors learn about electricity generation and river transportation. The tours are free.