The Duck River access at Three Forks Bridge and Dement Bridge 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," said officials with the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency. 

There are other mobile apps 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, according to the emergency management agency. 

For more information about boating safety in Tennessee, go to TWRA’s website at https://www.tn.gov/twra/boating/regulations-and-safety-concerns.html.

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