Plans are under way to replace the Kentucky River’s 103-year-old Lock and Dam 10, located just south of Clark County at Fort Boonesborough.
According to Sue Elliston, staff adviser for the Kentucky River Authority, the design process will begin in 2014, and will take about a year to complete. The project will be funded by water user fees the River Authority receives for allowing companies, including Winchester Municipal Utilities and East Kentucky Power, to draw water from the river for their operations.
Elliston and Jerry Raisor, the curator of the Kentucky River and Fort Boonesborough museums, spoke before Clark County Chamber of Commerce Community Services Committee members Monday at the Kentucky River Museum.
“We just wanted to come down and take a look at the dam. We’ve been talking about it for a year now, so it made sense to come and see it,” said Nick Comer, Community Services Committee chairman.