News Release
For Immediate Release
June 15th, 2023

Littcarr, KY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District competitively awarded the project to excavate colluvium deposits from the overflow area of the lake sediment dam, a rapid response project requiring specialty civil, marine, and environmental management experience.

Between July 25th and July 30th, 2022, several complex thunderstorms developed south of I-64 and brought heavy rain, deadly flash flooding, and devastating river flooding to eastern Kentucky. These thunderstorms, at times, caused rainfall rates in excess of 4″ per hour across the highly complex terrain of Knott County, leading to widespread devastating impacts. The overwhelming amounts of rain and resultant flooding caused 39 deaths and widespread catastrophic damage. Entire homes and parts of some communities were swept away by flood waters, leading to costly damage to infrastructure in the region. The highest rainfall total report was from southern Knott County, where 14.00″ fell between July 25th and July 29th. The National Weather Service (NWS) observer at Carr Creek Lake reported 6.71″ from 7am July 28th to 7am July 29th, following a report of 6.50″ at that site on the previous day.

The Clemons-Vazquez JV teamed in order to complete this critical flood recovery and restoration work of the Carr Creek Lake Sediment Dam before year-end.  The company is excavating the area, installing a new permanent gravel access road, and stabilizing the bank.  Clemons-Vazquez will also remove trees, brush, and other debris from the area inside the construction limits.  When the project is complete, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Knott County residents will enjoy easier access for maintenance and monitoring of the lake overflow area.  Careful planning and consideration ensure this project work doesn’t interfere with the recreational use of the area, traffic, or create excessive noise.

“This was a catastrophic and life changing event to this community!  We are honored and humbled to learn the USACE selected this team to provide recovery services to the residents of Knott County.   Our project delivery team of Military Veterans are traveling from Ohio and Tennessee to restore this site as quickly and safely as possible” said Kevin Clemons, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Managing Member of this joint venture project.



Contact:Kevin Clemons | 937-272-5496 |

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