The public is invited to participate in upcoming workshops that will lead to guidelines for the effective long-range management of Lake Barkley's shoreline.

Ideas and comments concerning the 2020 Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) five-year review and shoreline allocation provide insight to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improve the plan for long-range management of the lake's shoreline.

Individuals attending the workshops are being given the opportunity to make a brief public comment.

"Lake Barkley is a popular site for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Recreational demands and residential development of private property adjoining the public lands around the lake has resulted in a heavy demand for private boat docks, residential mowing privileges and other private exclusive uses of the shoreline," reads the Corps' internet page for the Lake Barkley SMP. "With increasing demands and a limited amount of public land and water, sound management is necessary to provide optimum use of finite project resources for present and future generations."

The objective of the SMP is to balance private shoreline uses with the protection and restoration of the natural environmental conditions of the lake.

A workshop on Feb. 13 will be held at the Lyon County Convention Center at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

There are also meetings on Feb. 3 in Dover, Tennessee, and Feb. 11 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz.

Each workshop begins at 6 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours.

Written responses to questions or comments will be provided if they are submitted on the comment cards available at the three workshops.

The website for the current SMP is https://bit.ly/2tAlGM1.