City Engineers Still Pursuing Beech Fork as Water Source

Posted by Spalding Hurst

April 13, 2011

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The top vote-getter from the previous study was building a reservoir on the Beech Fork River, Meador said. The city currently pumps from Beech Fork to replenish Sympson Lake when necessary.

One of the major hurdles will be to get a Corps of Engineers permit for a dam or reservoir. But, a study by Kenvirons is in progress for raw water alternatives and will be sent to the Corps of Engineers (USACE) for comment in a couple of months. So we shall see what they say.

It is thought that Bardstown might receive a USACE permit, if the project deals with the maintenance of the rubble dam to its historical level, conformed to the principled work done by


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