TVA Land Acquisition Maps

The Kentucky Dam project was the largest and most ambitious from the new deal era of the Tennessee Valley Authority.  The creation of Kentucky Lake would take years of planning…

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Low Lake Levels in March 1961 Expose Birmingham, Kentucky
In this scan from the Paducah Sun on March 12, 1961, the remants of the old Birmingham School can be seen, exposed when Kentucky Lake was dropped 12 feet.

Low Lake Levels in March 1961 Expose Birmingham, Kentucky

Heavy rains across the Tennessee Valley in March 1961 prompted the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to lower the level of Kentucky Lake.  TVA believed it was necessary to make extra…

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