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Corps considering boat restrictions near dams

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering restricting boating near its dams on the Cumberland River.

The Paducah Sun reported officials at the Corps' office in Nashville, Tenn., are not discussing the plan publicly, but said a document on it will be released in the coming months.

The newspaper reports the likely restrictions would affect fishing both above and below the dams on all sections of the river, which rises in eastern Kentucky, flows through Middle Tennessee and then turns northward into Kentucky again.

Sgt. Garry Clark of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources said fishing is good, but dangerous in the tailwater of the dams because power generation causes turbulence that can capsize fishing boats.

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