Barkley Lock to Have Closures Throughout 2020
Beginning March 9, 2020 and lasting until December 14, 2020, there will be a series of closures to Barkley Lock (on the Cumberland River) for the replacement of the controls as well as routine maintenance to the Bio-Acoustic Fish Fence (BAFF). There is an alternate route, though, by staying on the Tennessee River to Kentucky Lake rather than turning on to the Cumberland and going through Lake Barkley.
The lock will experience complete closures on the following dates unless otherwise specified:
Mar 9 - 13
Mar 14,15 (daylight closure)
Mar 30 - April 3
April 6 - 10
April 13 - 17
Apr 27 - May 1
May 4 - 8
May 18 - 20 (daylight closure)
Aug 24 - 28
Nov 16 - 18 (daylight closure)
There are also scheduled to be several 4 hour lock closures during this period lasting until
December 14, 2020. This schedule is subject to change at this time.