Never been to Cumberland lake but I have been on other large bodies of water. I have been on KY lake at times when the lake has 3 ft rollers or larger.
I wonder what the Power company will do to protect it's water intake from huge waves created by mother nature?
Why don't they just lower the intake pipe to a deeper depth? They bring this water in to cool the power plant right? Would they not get colder water from a deeper part of the lake? I would think that they would want to bring in colder subsurface water rather than hot surface summertime water?
But they do need to keep boats from hitting that intake pipe with the lake as much lower levels. This will help the power plant from any liability if someone were to get hurt running a boat lower unit into the submerged pipe.