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  Cumberland River - LoveToKnow 1911
CUMBERLAND RIVER, a large southern branch of the Ohio river, U.S.A., rising in the highest part of the Cumberland plateau.
At the mouth of the river lies Cumberland Island, in the Ohio.
During low water of the latter stream the Cumberland discharges around both ends of the island, but in high water of the Ohio the gradient of the Cumberland is so slight that its waters are held back, forming a deep quiet pool that extends some 20 m.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Cumberland_River   (422 words)

This section of the river from the 63-foot-tall Cumberland Falls to Burnside, Kentucky, is bounded by 300- to 500-foot-high cliffs of conglomerate and sandstone.
River width from Burnside to Carthage varied from 550 to 600 feet, and the valley from one-half to one mile wide.
At the end of the twentieth century, the Cumberland River continues to be used for the movement of coal, oil, and gravel, but recreation on Corps of Engineer-constructed lakes has become a major part of the river economy.
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 Twin Rivers
In their natural state, the twin rivers were practically impassable at the lowest water levels, strewn with rocky shoals, rapids, and sand and gravel bars, making Navigation extremely perilous.
When Congress enacted the first appropriation bill for the improvement of the Cumberland River in 1832, Captains Henry Shreve and Richard Delafield were ordered to examine the river from its mouth to Nashville and devise a plan for its improvement.
On the lower Cumberland, commercial traffic was hindered by the size of the locks constructed for steamboat traffic prior to 1924.
www.orn.usace.army.mil /history/twin_rivers.htm   (1283 words)

 River through Atlanta... About the Cumberland River in KY.
Cumberland River, KY Between 4.5 and 5 hours' drive from Atlanta, the Cumberland River tail water in South Central Kentucky has been a sleeper for quite some time.
Fishing pressure varies by section of the river, but the quality of the angling is superior throughout the river's run in Kentucky.
River Through Atlanta is now running a limited number of trips on the Cumberland River.
www.riverthroughatlanta.com /cumberland.htm   (364 words)

 Cumberland River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cumberland River is an important waterway in the southern United States.
Cumberland Falls, a 68-foot waterfall on this section of river, is one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern United States, and the only place in the Western Hemisphere where a moonbow can be seen.
Laurel Lake, on the Laurel River in southern Kentucky, the Dale Hollow Reservoir on the Obey River in northeast middle Tennessee, and Percy Priest Lake on the Stones River in Nashville are each created by dams just upstream from their respective confluence with the Cumberland River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cumberland_River   (505 words)

 Cumberland (river) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
River, stream of water that flows along a channel from the highlands to the lowlands.
Ganges (Hindi Ganga), major river of the Indian subcontinent, formed in the southern ranges of the Himalaya, in Uttaranchal state, India.
Mississippi (river) (Algonquian Misi sipi, “big river”), river, central United States, one of the longest rivers of North America.
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 Cumberland River
River Mile 373.4 was used as a storage depot since large warehouses were located there and owned and operated by the Butler family.
Located at River Mile 380 at the junction of the Obey and Cumberland rivers, Celina was a major port during the steamboat years between Nashville and Burnside, Kentucky.
River Mile 369.5 was a landing for the sale of produce and livestock.
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 Cumberland River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Location and Navigable Mileage: A navigable channel is maintained on the Cumberland River for a distance of 381 miles, extending from Celina, Tennessee to the Ohio River upstream from Paducah, Kentucky.
At Barkley Lake, a canal connects the Cumberland River with the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake).
As a transportation corridor, it connects the coal mining region of middle Tennessee to the Ohio River.
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Cumberland's coal mines were constructed with horizontal shafts, far less dangerous that the vertical mines of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Cumberland blossomed as a result, the downtown commercial area thrived, and impressive residences built around the city reflected individual prosperity.
Cumberland Steel Company, now operated by George Wyckoff, was established in 1892 by the McKaig family, whose Greek Revival mansion still stands on Washington Street.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/cumberland/history.htm   (1358 words)

 Embracing the Cumberland River: excerpts from the Plan of Nashville - Tuesday, 01/18/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When the river ceased to be the main commercial artery to and from the city, however, we turned away from it toward rails of iron, the spokes of highways, the runways of the airport — newer and speedier links with the rest of the world.
Being able to see the Cumberland River and to see across it contributes significantly to a collective consciousness of the city's ''wholeness.'' Because the sense of the river should be omnipresent, view corridors to the Cumberland should be unobstructed.
This is because the land along the river, to a large extent, still exists in its industrial state, marred by scrap yards, parking lots for trucks and chunks of concrete or rocks tossed as rip rap to hold the banks.
tennessean.com /special/plan/archives/05/01/64259142.shtml?...   (1426 words)

 Prehistoric Trails in the Upper Cumberland River Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The upper Cumberland is that portion of the river which extends from the Cumberland Falls, on the present boundary of Whitley and McCreary counties, eastward to the river's source in southwestern Letcher County, located only a few miles east of the Harlan County line.
The upper Cumberland River basin is in the Cumberland Plateau section of the Cumberland/Allegheny Plateau Province.
The Cumberland River drains portions of two subregions of the Province: The Cumberland Mountains subregion and the Mountain and Creek Bottom subregion.
www.cumberlandcollege.edu /academics/history/upsilonian/files/vol7/ChuckDupier95.html   (4898 words)

 GORP - Cumberland River - Kentucky
The State designated wild river segment of the Cumberland River is 17 miles long and extends from Summer Shoals to the backwaters of Lake Cumberland.
The take-out points are 12 miles downstream in the slackwaters of Lake Cumberland at the Mouth of Laurel boat ramp.
The Cumberland River flows through the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
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 The Cumberland
The Cumberland River was named by Dr. Thomas Walker, after "The Duke of Cumberland" of England.
It is the sixteenth longest river in the U.S. The headwaters are marked mile 696, the mouth is mile 0.
The Cumberland Falls on the upper part of the river are 60', and located in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
www.savethecumberland.org /thecumberland.htm   (222 words)

 Manumuskin River Preserve: Cumberland County, NJ
From its headwaters in southwestern Atlantic County, the Manumuskin River is 12 miles long and empties into the Maurice River seven miles from the Delaware Bay.
The river is tidally influenced for three miles from its confluence with the Maurice River.
The river corridor is mostly natural and undisturbed except for a few single-family residences in the town of Port Elizabeth.
www.co.cumberland.nj.us /tourism/manumuskin   (349 words)

 GORP - Cumberland by Canoe - Canoeing and Kayaking Kentucky's Premier River System
The river's headwaters are in extreme southeastern Kentucky (Poor Fork in Letcher County and Martins Fork in Bell County) and its mouth is at Smithland, in Livingston County of western Kentucky.
Above Cumberland Falls, to canoe the river from Harlan to Williamsburg is to become intimately acquainted with the land and the people of eastern Kentucky, their lifestyle and institutions visible and alive all along the river.
Referred to as"The Cumberland Below the Falls" by local paddlers, the river here runs through a mammoth rock gorge with boulders lining the river marking the age old headward erosion of the falls.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/menasha/pad_cumb.htm   (405 words)

 Cumberland, river, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The river’s upper course flows through the rugged, forested coal-mining region of SE Kentucky.
The central section of the river passes through the Nashville Basin, an agricultural region and the site of Nashville, Tenn. The Tennessee Valley Authority markets hydroelectric power produced by dams on the Cumberland and its tributaries, including Dale Hollow, Center Hill, and Barkley dams, as well as Wolf Creek Dam, Ky., which impounds Lake Cumberland.
The Cumberland valley was the scene of several important Civil War battles (see Fort Donelson).
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 Cumberland River Dock Builders & Dredging CO., INC.
Cumberland River Dock Builders and Dredging Co., Inc. specializes in the design and construction of the finest steel boat docks available.
The Cumberland River Dock Builders and Dredging Co., Inc. system has earned a reputation for strength, beauty and durability, and is the most tested and proven in the industry.
Cumberland River Dock Builders and Dredging Co., Inc. is the number one dredging service on Old Hickory Lake, offering the only hydraulic pump and dredging system approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
www.cumberland-river-docks.com   (387 words)

 R&R Fly Fishing: Cumberland River | Smoky Mountain Guide Service | Townsend, Tennessee |
Lake Cumberland is one of the largest, deepest lakes in the eastern United States and is large enough to keep the large river's water temperature suitable for trout even seventy miles downstream.
Much of the best wadeable river on the Cumberland is found within the first fifteen miles or so downstream of the dam.
The Cumberland River is in a fairly remote corner of Kentucky.
www.randrflyfishing.com /pages/articles/cumberland_river.shtml   (2196 words)

 Big South Fork of the Cumberland River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Confluence of the New River and the Clear Fork River in Scott County, Tennessee.
The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River is a major drainage feature of the Cumberland Plateau, a major tributary of the Cumberland River system, a world-class whitewater canoeing and kayaking stream, and the major feature of a Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
The balance of the stream course prior to its confluence with the Cumberland River downstream of the National Recreation Area is in Daniel Boone National Forest.
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 Cumberland River House Boat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mississippi river houseboat rentals related ideas on Funsun.com are lake cumberland house boats pontoon house boat pictures houseboats for sale by owner diy house boat and from its junction with the Cumberland River Rivers Tennessee and Cumberland River Kentucky.
Cumberland House is An old York boat in front of the museum in Cumberland House.
Explore below The Cumberland River Ferry is one of the last remaining free A ride on the Miss Green River II cruise boat is a great way to enjoy Cumberland River Compact.
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 Lower Cumberland River Basin Description
In Kentucky, the Cumberland flows for 75 miles from the Tennessee border northwest to the Ohio River.
During 1994 through 1995, streams in the Lower Cumberland River Basin (total of 696 stream miles) fully supported use as a drinking water source and fish consumption in all areas assessed (209.1 miles and 134.9 miles respectively).
An examination of the specific streams which are currently impaired shows that swimming is not supported in the lower portion of the Lower Cumberland (Livingston Co.) because of the presence of pathogens from septic tanks, municipal sewage treatment plants, sewer overflow, land disposal, and agriculture.
www.state.ky.us /nrepc/water/ramp/rmcumb.htm   (948 words)

 Save the Cumberland River
As he stepped from the river onto dry land he was welcomed by a spray of champagne and a sustained cheer punctuated by blasts from car horns from the crowd assembled to see him.
The source of the Cumberland is at the mouth of the Poor Fork, Martin Fork, and Clover Forks in Harlan County Kentucky.
I to was raised near the Cumberland river near Shelby park, and for 60 odd years have fished, hunted and swam here.
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 Cumberland Yacht Harbor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
More than 200 years ago, the spirit of the Cumberland River captured the imagination of adventurers seeking new opportunities.
Cumberland Yacht Harbor was created and designed for people who still feel the spirit of the river.
Cumberland Yacht Harbor offers you the opportunity to live in Middle Tennessee in a way never before imagined possible.
www.cumberlandyachtharbor.com   (209 words)

 Letcher County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Big Renox and the Marrowbone Creeks flow southeast to empty their waters into the Cumberland River, which in turn flows southwest toward the Monroe County.
The Cumberland County problem page provides detailed information about these impairments and some of their locations.
The annual Cumberland County water quality assessment will be based on the use of data obtained from the Upper Cumberland River Watershed Watch network.
www.uky.edu /WaterResources/PRIDE/County/Cumberland/cumberland.htm   (793 words)

 lakecumberland.com - The Lake Cumberland Directory
Unless there is very low river flow during severe drought, the level of the lake cannot normally be lowered below a level of 673 feet because river inflow is greater than small sluice gates at bottom of dam can release.
Lake Cumberland was filled with water in December 1950, and was constructed primarily for flood control and the production of hydroelectric power at a cost of about $80.4 million.
The six turbines at Lake Cumberland are capable of producing 270 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply the needs of an average city with a population of 375,000.
lakecumberland.com /stats.php   (724 words)

 Red River Cumberland Presbyterian Church- Adairsville, Logan County, Kentucky
A number of churches in the state were under the care of the Cumberland Presbytery when that presbytery belonged to Kentucky Synod of the mother church but cast their lot with the Cumberland Presbytery when reorganized by the Cumberland Presbyterians.
This was true of Gasper River (now called Old Gasper), and, if I remember rightly, of Piney Fork; but Gasper River has not had a continuous existence, as many of its members were transferred to Pilot Knob, and the church was in a disorganized condition for many years.
Red River Church was the prominent church in the Revivalism of 1800.
www.cumberland.org /hfcpc/churches/RedRivKY.htm   (4585 words)

 Cumberland River Trout Report - Kentucky - Cumberland River Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Striper fishing report
Cumberland River Fishing Reports, Cumberland River Fishing Information, Cumberland River links to the Corps of Engineers river levels, dam outflow and generation schedule.
River river is staying up most days, and not wadable on the gravel bars late in the afternoon.
Brown and Rainbow Trout Fishing on the Cumberland River is awesome.
www.fishin.com /reports/ky/trout/trout-report.htm   (525 words)

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