U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) met with Lt. Colonel James A. DeLapp, Commander of the Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss the Corps’ decision to restrict access to fishing areas in dam tailwaters on the Cumberland River System Dec. 6
The meeting, which was set at Alexander’s request, came about as the Senator called the fishing waters “a significant source of enjoyment for Tennesseans and visitors from around the world.”
In the meeting, Alexander asked Colonel DeLapp to give the public the opportunity to voice their concerns and hold several public meetings to take input from the people and communities affected by the Corps’ decision.
Alexander also encouraged Colonel DeLapp to “look at alternatives to the new policy” and requested that “if the Corps moves forward in restricting fishing in dam tailwaters, to restrict it to the smallest area possible, consistent with the Corps’ safety requirements.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.