Bert Combs Lake closed for several months for repairs to dam


MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says a 36-acre lake in eastern Kentucky is closed for repairs to its dam.

The agency said in a news release the Bert T. Combs Lake in Clay County should reopen in May, barring any weather delays.

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Workers must fix a leaky area near the concrete spillway of the earthen dam. Bert Combs Lake Road is the only road to the lake and boat ramp, and it will be closed to the public throughout the project.

The agency said while the project is underway, contractors may lower the lake by several feet. Fish populations aren’t expected to be affected.

Fish and Wildlife Resources owns the lake. The Division of Water is overseeing repairs.


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