The Colourful Scenery Of Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Captured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The beautiful colours of Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, and the surrounding area, are pictured on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. Originally created to control floods, and provide hydro-electric power, Lake Cumberland is a reservoir which is one hundred and one miles long and one mile across at its widest point. This large area of water was formed in 1952 with the creation of the Wolf Creek Dam. The dam's turbines can create up to two hundred and seventy megawatts of electricity. Aside from the practical use Lake Cumberland is a visitor attraction with visitors in the millions each year. It is easy to see why from the picture on this acrylic fridge magnet.
Visiting Lake Cumberland In Kentucky
Lake Cumberland is a popular fishing destination; trout, bass, sturgeon, and walleye can all be caught in the lake. Boating is also a popular recreation at the lake with numerous houseboats and powerboats on the water. For those wishing to stay in the area, and preferring dry land, there are cabins and lodges around the shores of the lake providing family accommodation or a romantic destination for couples. Despite its obvious attractions, the water level at the lake has been a cause for concern over the years. Lower levels affect the amount of power produced by the dam as well as having the potential to disrupt recreational activities. A recent repair project, to solve problems with the dam, has kept the water level at a reliable rate; a cause of much celebration. This is understandable given the splendour of Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky as displayed on our acrylic fridge magnet.