Tourism Down at Lake Cumberland

The number of Memorial Day weekend visitors at Lake Cumberland is down this year, but businesses and officials didn’t mind.

The number of visitors is down eight-percent from last year’s figures, but it’s still better than expected.

The Army Corp of Engineers said about $223,000 people visited during the weekend.

The water level is being kept lower this year to help protect Wolf Creek Dam while leaks are repaired.

Many have worried the lower water level would hurt tourism which brings an estimated $150 millions annually in four lake-area counties.