LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Homeowners who live along a Kentucky lake will have to pay thousands of dollars in fees following a survey by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

WDRB-TV reports that hundreds of homeowners who live near Rough River Lake will have to pay between $2,200 and $3,800 in administrative fees and file for a release so that their buildings can legally exist on their property.

An Army Corps survey determined a flowage easement was not where it was believed to be located for decades on parts of the 5,100-acre reservoir, located southwest of Louisville. The easement is designed to allow flood waters to fill onto private property and protect people during a catastrophic flood.

Some property owners believe they should not have to cover the cost of the fees.


Information from: WDRB-TV, http://www.fox41.com

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