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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Dale Hollow Dam Road at the dam in Celina, Tenn., is closing today through April 9, 2020, to repair Walker Ridge Road. The road is in need of stabilization due to a roadside slide related to excessive spring rains and soaked terrain.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2020) -- As America confronts the challenges of COVID-19, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest priority. To further protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds will remain closed or immediately begin an orderly shutdown.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) – In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking the following precautionary measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2020) – More than 200 business owners and managers visited Music City today in Nashville for the 10th Annual Small Business Industry Day at Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2020) – We just celebrated National Engineers Week and recognized Nashville District’s engineers as the region’s problem solvers, committed to serving a higher purpose, and building on a strong legacy as pioneers of progress.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has received approval to return Center Hill Lake to normal operations, which means that lake levels will be on the rise for the upcoming recreation season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2020) — Corps employees got a taste of Nashville’s black history today during a tour and lunch at Woolworth’s on Fifth Avenue.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2020) – The Nashville District recognized its newest professional engineers during a ceremony today as part of National Engineers Week activities.

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NR 20-006: Dale Hollow Dam Road closing for repairs to Walker Ridge Road
3/26/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Dale Hollow Dam Road at the dam in Celina, Tenn., is closing today through April 9, 2020, to repair...
NR 20-005: Nashville District provides update for 2020 recreation season
3/19/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) – In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking...
NR 20-004: Center Hill Lake levels rising for 2020 recreation season
2/24/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has received approval to return Center Hill Lake to normal operations, which means that lake levels will be on...

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(Left to Right) Rick Toole; Arlene Toole; Maj. Justin Toole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander; Katy Toole; and Col. Paul Kremer, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division deputy commander; pose right before promoting the major to the rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 2020. Rick and Arlene are Justin’s parents. Katy is his wife. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Maj. Justin Toole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander, watches as his daughters Mya (Left) and Caroline put lieutenant colonel shoulder boards on his uniform during a promotion ceremony at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 2020. His father Rick and wife Katy watch the girls help to promote their dad. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Justin Toole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander and newest lieutenant colonel in the Army, poses with his family during his promotion ceremony at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 2020. From Left to right are his parents Arlene and Rick, daughter Mya, son Ben, Toole, daughter Caroline, and wife Katy. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Maj. Justin Toole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander, is supported by his family as his daughters Mya (Left) and Caroline put lieutenant colonel shoulder boards on his uniform during a promotion ceremony at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 2020. From Left to Right supporting are his son Ben, mother Arlene, father Rick, and wife Katy. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Maj. Justin Toole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander, gets help putting on lieutenant colonel epaulettes by his mom Arlene (Left) and wife Katy during a ceremony at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 2020. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Photo by Mark Rankin
Photo by Mark Rankin
Photo by Mark Rankin
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Johnson Brothers place the final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. It is the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Don Getty (Right), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District project manager for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project, and Barney Schulte, the project’s lead engineer, monitor the progress of the placement of the final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The Corps and contractor, Johnson Brothers, placed the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Johnson Brothers place the final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. It is the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Johnson Brothers place the final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. It is the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Johnson Brothers place the final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. It is the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Johnson Brothers place the final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. It is the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor partner Johnson Brothers put a 1.7 million pound concrete shell into position Feb. 2, 2020 on the riverbed on downstream end of Kentucky Lock where it will be part of a coffer dam and eventually a permanent part of the new lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. It is the last of 10 shells. The lock is located at Kentucky Dam, which is a Tennessee Valley Authority project at Tennessee River mile 22.4. (USACE Photo by Mark Rankin)
A diver enters the water to assist with the placement of the 10th and final concrete shell on the riverbed of the Tennessee River Feb. 2, 2020 below Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. It is the 10th concrete shell that is part of the permanent downstream lock wall and will double as part of a coffer dam for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor partner Johnson Brothers put a 1.7 million pound concrete shell into position Feb. 2, 2020 on the riverbed on downstream end of Kentucky Lock where it will be part of a coffer dam and eventually a permanent part of the new lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. It is the last of 10 shells. The lock is located at Kentucky Dam, which is a Tennessee Valley Authority project at Tennessee River mile 22.4. (USACE Photo by Mark Rankin)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor partner Johnson Brothers put a 1.7 million pound concrete shell into position Feb. 2, 2020 on the riverbed on downstream end of Kentucky Lock where it will be part of a coffer dam and eventually a permanent part of the new lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project. It is the last of 10 shells. The lock is located at Kentucky Dam, which is a Tennessee Valley Authority project at Tennessee River mile 22.4. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, poses with Kevin and Donna Jones Jan. 24, 2020 at Wildwood Resort and Marina at Cordell Hull Lake in Granville, Tennessee. The commander presented the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service for his actions to rescue a patron whose vehicle entered the water at the boat ramp Aug. 5, 2019. (USACE photo by Ashley Webster)
Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, presents the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service Jan. 24, 2020 to Kevin Jones, owner of Wildwood Resort and Marina, for his actions to rescue a patron whose vehicle entered the water at the boat ramp Aug. 5, 2019. The patron couldn’t swim, and Jones pulled the person to safety. The ceremony took place at the marina located on Cordell Hull Lake in Granville, Tennessee. (USACE photo by Ashley Webster)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's 2019 Supervisory Training Program class graduated during a ceremony Dec. 3, 2019 at the district's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. STP is a nine-month program where the participants share experiences and learn the core skills required to successfully manage the workforce and develop as a leader. From left to right are Frank Mills, Dylan Grissom, Myles Barton, Ryan Johnson, Stephanie Coleman, Bryan Mangrum, Chris Marshall, Kayl Kite, Cynthia Lightner, William Terry, David Bogema, Ryan Frye, Gerald Lee, and Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, Nashville District commander. Graduates not pictured include Jamie James, Jason Phillips and Isaac Taylor. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Jill E. Stiglich, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers directorate of Contracting, presents the “Best District/Center Award” to Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, Nashville District commander, and Isaac Taylor, Branch Contracting chief, during the Society of American Military Engineers Federal Small Business Conference Excellence in Contracting Awards Program Nov. 21, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Angela Randall)
R.D. James (Right), assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, recognizes (Left to Right) Tim Dunn, deputy chief of Operations Division; Eric Pagoria, Construction Branch chief; and Kirsten Ronholt, Office of Counsel, for excellence during a town meeting Nov. 14, 2019 at the district’s headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. (USACE Photo by Mark Abernathy)
R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, meets with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District workforce Nov. 14, 2019 during a town meeting at the district’s headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. (USACE Photo by Mark Abernathy)
R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, meets with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District workforce Nov. 14, 2019 during a town meeting at the district’s headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. (USACE Photo by Mark Abernathy)
Tommy Long (Left), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District resident engineer, gives an update on the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project while overlooking ongoing construction to R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, during a walking tour Nov. 14, 2019 at Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Nashville District is constructing a new 110-foot by 600-foot navigation lock at the Tennessee Valley Authority project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Dwayne Ponds (Right), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District project geologist, explains the ongoing work to place concrete and construct a new navigation lock to R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, during a walking tour Nov. 14, 2019 at Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Nashville District is constructing a new 110-foot by 600-foot navigation lock at the Tennessee Valley Authority project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
R.D. James (green coat), assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, overlooks ongoing work to place concrete and construct a new navigation lock during a walking tour Nov. 14, 2019 at Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Nashville District is constructing a new 110-foot by 600-foot navigation lock at the Tennessee Valley Authority project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
A tour group with R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, overlooks ongoing work to place concrete and construct a new navigation lock during a walking tour Nov. 14, 2019 at Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Nashville District is constructing a new 110-foot by 600-foot navigation lock at the Tennessee Valley Authority project. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Tommy Long (Left), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District resident engineer, gives an update on the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project while overlooking ongoing construction to R.D. James, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, during a walking tour Nov. 14, 2019 at Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White speaks speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries chief, speaks speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Ron Brooks, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species Program director, speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Maj. Justin Toole, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy commander, speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Charles Wooley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Great Lakes Region 3 director, speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Bubbles reach the surface of the Cumberland River on the downstream side of Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky., during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Left) and Congressman James Comer, Kentucky 1st District, congratulate each other after McConnell initiated a button to commission a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Congressman James Comer, Kentucky 1st District, speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a commissioning ceremony for a bio-acoustic fish fence Nov. 8, 2019 below Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky. The BAFF sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, which deters noise-sensitive Asian carp from entering the lock chamber. Fisheries managers on the west coast of the United States use a similar system to guide the movement of trout and salmon from water channels. This marks the first time a BAFF has been tested at a lock and dam on a large river. Construction of the BAFF began in July 2019. The project involves multiple partners, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, U.S. Geological Survey, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Fish Guidance Systems, a United Kingdom-based company specializing in fish deflection and guidance systems, provided the BAFF technology at Barkley Lock.  (USACE photo by Lee Roberts)
Preston Brust (second from right) and Chris Lucas (Right) of the country music duo LoCash pose with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers Jacob Albers (Left) and Brent Sewell at Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tenn, Oct. 19, 2015.  The group filmed a water safety PSA that features LoCash’s hit song "I Love This Life," which is currently moving up the country music charts. It is being used to support the USACE National Water Safety Campaign “Life Jackets Worn, Nobody Mourns.”
Country Music Star Dolly Parton performs at the Cordell Hull Dam Dedication Oct. 13, 1973 on the shore of the Cumberland River at the dam in Carthage, Tenn. According to an Associated Press report following the event about 2,000 people attended. Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of President Richard M. Nixon, was the keynote speaker at the dedication.