Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Superintendent Sarah Craighead announced the park will require river users to wear personal floatation devices (PFDs) at all times when on Green River or Nolin River within Mammoth Cave National Park. Floodplain camping will be restricted to the upper stretches of Green River in the park.
“The rivers are changing following the breach and removal of Lock and Dam 6,” said Craighead. “River banks are slumping, causing trees to fall into the river. In some places the current is more swift than in the past. It will take time for the rivers to find their new normal. For the safety of our visitors we will require life vests to be worn at all times while on the rivers in the park.”
The changing river conditions have caused park staff to initiate new river use guidance: