Wolf Creek Dam Officials Think Out Various Scenarios

Officials from communities downstream from the leaking Wolf Creek Dam sat down on Aug. 14, 2007, to react to various scenarios they would face if it collapsed.

The U.S. Army Corps of engineers is in the process of repairing the massive dam. It holds back Lake Cumberland - the largest reservoir east of the Mississippi River.

Its failure, while considered unlikely, could flood towns and cities down the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee, including parts of downtown Nashville.

Almost 100 police, fire and other emergency management officials from three of the most vulnerable Kentucky counties met in Somerset.


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