Reservoir dams now releasing water into the Cumberland River

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Now that water levels are starting to recede on the Cumberland River, dams are starting to open their floodgates.

At Percy Priest Dam, you can see that the floodgates are open now. During the recent heavy rains, they were only letting limited amounts of water through because Percy Priest Lake is a reservoir and it was holding back water from the Cumberland River.

Now that the Cumberland River has gone down somewhat, they can release water from Percy Priest Lake down the Stones River into the Cumberland. 

The same goes for Center, Hill Dam, Dale Hollow dam, and Wolf Creek dam in Kentucky that all feed into the Cumberland River.

Meanwhile, the Duck River in Columbia has gone down a little but is still in Moderate Flood Stage.  It is forecast to get below Action Stage on Thursday.

In Centerville, it is also in Moderate Flood Stage and falling but won’t be below Action Stage until over the weekend.

And the Tennessee River is still in Major Flood Stage and will be that way into early next week, and then drop to Moderate Flood Stage.

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