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Mammoth Cave reopens Nolin River to paddlers

September 5, 2018

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Mammoth Cave National Park has reopened Nolin River for paddle boats, but with a warning that the waterway can be unpredictable.

Mammoth Cave National Park management analyst Molly Schroer tells the Daily News officials are calling it “a wild and dynamic river” that’s not the best option for novice paddlers.

The park closed the river in 2016 after the failure of Lock and Dam No. 6, which led to decreased water levels, unstable banks and trees toppling into the water.

Park staff partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers to clear several hundred trees from the waterway. But staff say there may still be debris, and the river is flowing faster now.

Schroer cautioned paddlers to be careful and check river levels before launching a boat into the water.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

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