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Access points to Duck River temporarily closed

Duck River

The Duck River access at Three Forks Bridge and Dement Bridge in Bedford County have been temporarily closed due to the expected increased flow rates from Normandy Dam, according to Bedford County Emergency Management Agency.

TWRA will be closing access to the river at the fish hatchery as well.

TVA has given permission for Bedford County to close the parking for river access points at Dement Bridge and Three Forks Bridge for safety when the release of water from Normandy Dam is at 400 cubic feet per second or higher.

The easiest way for kayakers to determine this is through the TVA Lake Info app, available for both iOS and Android devices.

Other mobile apps are available that give the current flow information, not just at the dam, but at various points on the river, and these can be helpful as well.

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office may have illegally-parked vehicles near the river towed.

For more information about boating safety in Tennessee, go to TWRA’s website

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