High water causes Coast Guard to close Cumberland River to recreational boaters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Cumberland River at mile marker 313.6 to mile marker 0 will be closed to all recreational boaters as a result of high water.

The Cumberland River is expected to crest approximately 13-feet over flood level and remain high into Wednesday. All waterfront facilities along the Cumberland River are unable to operate due to dock areas being covered with several feet of water. River traffic has halted due to drift, high water and lock closures. Fleet boats are maintaining fleeting areas, and there are currently no barges adrift.

Coast Guard personnel are participating in river industry conference calls and working directly with industry representatives to share information, assess risk and plan recovery operations.

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