This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical map of Lake Cumberland in Kentucky with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Wolf Creek Dam Built in 1952
1,255 Miles of Shoreline
65,530 Surface Acres
Avg. Depth: 90 feet
Max Depth: 200 feet
101 Miles Long.
Lake Cumberland is a reservoir in Clinton, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne counties in Kentucky. The primary reasons for its construction were a means for flood control and the production of hydroelectric power. Its shoreline measures 1,255 miles and the lake covers 65,530 acres at the maximum power pool elevation.
The reservoir ranks 9th in the U.S. in size, with a capacity of 6,100,000 acre feet of water, enough to cover the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky with 3 inches of water. The main lake is 101 miles long and over one mile across at its widest point.
The lake has become a major source of tourism and an economic engine for south-central Kentucky. As of September 2011 Lake Cumberland was approximately 43 feet below its normal level due to leakage in the earthen part of the dam, but repairs were completed in 2013 and officials estimated that lake levels would be back to normal by 2014-2015.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).
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