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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – In a public service announcement featuring her new song “Thankful,” singer and songwriter Delnora Reed is encouraging music fans to wear a life jacket when recreating and boating, which is the number one thing anyone can do to stay safe on the water.
Overview of Martins Fork Lake, located in Harlan County, Kentucky.
Sandy Stigall cuts the ribbon on the wheelchair access ramp on May 23, 2022, at Waitsboro Recreation Area, Somerset, Kentucky. Pictured from left to right – Alex Godsey AGT Engineering, Chris Girdler president and CEO of Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA), Sandy Stigall, Lake Cumberland Resource Manager Jon Friedman, Somerset Mayor Alan Keck, and Chris Goff A&C Construction.
ALBANY, Ky. (May 19, 2022)— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has awarded Marina@Rowena the Clean Marina Award for 2022. During an award ceremony held at the Marina@Rowena, May 17, 2022, Nashville District Operations Manager Michael Lapina presented the Clean Marina flag to Marina@Rowena General Manager David Dyson, which was hoisted at the main peer during the ceremony.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2022) – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District bid farewell to the deputy commander during a ceremony today at the district headquarters.
Union Elementary STEAM students receive their introductory safety brief from the event coordinator, Senior Electronics Mechanic Nathan Sporin, before entering the Old Hickory Powerplant in Hendersonville, Tennessee on May 4, 2022.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is holding a public meeting 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Smith County Agricultural Center in Carthage, Tennessee, to discuss the revision of the 1998 Center Hill Dam and Reservoir Water Control Manual.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently completed a Flood Plain Management Services Special Study of the Gap Creek Watershed for the city of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
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Delnora asks music fans to wear life jackets at Corps Lakes
5/26/2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – In a public service announcement featuring her new song “Thankful,” singer and songwriter Delnora Reed is encouraging music fans to wear a life jacket when recreating...
It’s finally here! Nashville District kicks off 2022 recreation season
5/26/2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – The Nashville District officially kicks off the recreation season Memorial Day weekend. Visitors to the district’s recreation areas will notice a few changes,...
Ribbon cutting celebrates enhanced access at Waitsboro Recreation Area
5/25/2022 UPDATED
SOMERSET, Ky. (May 23, 2022) – The Waitsboro recreation area cut the ribbon on a wheelchair-accessible ramp attached to a day-use shelter, providing access to an area previously inaccessible to anyone...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works Appropriations
5/25/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into...

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Great Lakes and Ohio River Division holding virtual recruitment event
5/23/2022
Cincinnati (May 23, 2022) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division's seven districts, including Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Louisville, Huntington, Nashville, and...
NR 22-12: Public meeting set to revise Center Hill Water Control Manual
5/4/2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is holding a public meeting 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Smith County Agricultural Center in...
NR 22-11: Cheatham Lock undergoing series of navigation closures
4/28/2022
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Cheatham Lock at Cumberland River mile 148.6 is undergoing a series of closures from May 16...

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Director Zebediah Smith with Open Jaw Productions captures video of a spillway gate Nov. 3, 2021 at Center Hill Dam on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Director Zebediah Smith with Open Jaw Productions captures video of Jerry Short releasing trout Nov. 3, 2021 into the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee. The dam’s tailwater provides world-class trout fishing opportunities. Short is a motor vehicle operator with the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery Fish Rearing and Distribution. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Park Ranger Gary Bruce maneuvers a Corps of Engineers boat into position Nov. 2, 2021 to allow an Open Jaw Productions film crew to obtain imagery of Phillip Sliger fly fishing in the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee. Trout fishing is a popular recreation activity in the tailwater at the project operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. The imagery is being used for a USACE National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Park Ranger Gary Bruce maneuvers a Corps of Engineers boat into position Nov. 2, 2021 to allow an Open Jaw Productions film crew to obtain imagery of Lee Chadwell fly fishing in the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee. Trout fishing is a popular recreation activity in the tailwater at the project operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. The imagery is being used for a USACE National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Hydropower Senior Mechanic Vince Harriman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is captured on video Nov. 3, 2021 on the main floor of the Center Hill Dam Hydropower Plant, which is located on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. The imagery is being used for a USACE National Inventory of Dams video production. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Jib Operator Tyler Spann with Open Jaw Productions prepares to capture video Nov. 2, 2021 of the Center Hill Dam Hydropower Plant for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Director Zebediah Smith with Open Jaw Productions monitors a video feed Nov. 2, 2021 of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Electricians Ron Gatlin and Kyle Mosakowski working in the switch yard at Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Senior Electrician Ron Gatlin (Right) and Electrician Kyle Mosakowski are captured on video Nov. 2, 2021 departing the Center Hill Dam Hydropower Plant in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Senior Electrician Ron Gatlin is captured on video Nov. 2, 2021 working at the Center Hill Dam Switchyard in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Senior Electrician Ron Gatlin (Right) and Electrician Kyle Mosakowski are captured on video Nov. 2, 2021 working in the Center Hill Dam Switchyard in Lancaster, Tennessee, for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams video production. The Nashville District operates and maintains the project on the Caney Fork River in Lancaster, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Mike Wilson (Right) and Mark Kuhlo, 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award recipients, pose by their nameplates on a bronze plaque highlighting their recognition Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilson retired in 2017 following 42 years of federal service, culminating his career as deputy district engineer for Project Management. Kuhlo retired in 2016 following 35 years of federal service, culminating his career as chief of the Electrical and Mechanical Branch. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Mike Wilson (Right) and Mark Kuhlo, 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award recipients, unveil a poster signifying the accolade during an award ceremony Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilson retired in 2017 following 42 years of federal service, culminating his career as deputy district engineer for Project Management. Kuhlo retired in 2016 following 35 years of federal service, culminating his career as chief of the Electrical and Mechanical Branch. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Lt. Col. Joseph Sahl (Left), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, presents the 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award to Retiree Mark Kuhlo during an award ceremony Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Kuhlo retired in 2016 following 35 years of federal service, culminating his career as chief of the Electrical and Mechanical Branch. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Lt. Col. Joseph Sahl (Left), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, presents the 2021 Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award to Retiree Mike Wilson during an award ceremony Oct. 6, 2021 at the Nashville District Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Wilson retired in 2017 following 42 years of federal service, culminating his career as deputy district engineer for Project Management. The position, now referred to as deputy district engineer, is the highest civilian position in the Nashville District. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Tiffany Houston of Laurel County picks up litter on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland in Waitsboro Recreation Area at Somerset, Kentucky on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Park Ranger Dylan Norton carries tires collected from the shoreline of Lake Cumberland to a collection point at Waitsboro Recreation Area in Somerset, Kentucky, Sept. 25, 2021. As a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District staff at the lake, he helped organize the annual cleanup event and worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts
Members of the Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America organization transport trash to the boat ramp at Burnside Island State Park the group picked up along the Lake Cumberland shoreline Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Members of the Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America organization scour the Lake Cumberland shoreline for trash Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Diana Rodriguez, Pulaski County High School Future Farmers of America organization, collects trash on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland Sept. 25, 2021. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s staff at the lake worked with partners and volunteers to pick up tons of trash around the lake. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Michael Lapina, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District area manager for Eastern Kentucky, and U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Jennifer Andrew, Marina Safety Unit in Paducah, Kentucky, work to rescue a turtle trapped under debris along the shoreline of Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky, during a cleanup Sept. 25, 2021 on National Public Lands Day. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Hailey Heins, sophomore and Jr. ROTC cadet at Pulaski County High School, picks up trash on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland near Burnside, Kentucky, on National Public Lands Day Sept. 25, 2021. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Chad Braun, civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, checks a line of debris Sept. 3, 2021 along a roadway in Waverly, Tennessee. He is providing technical assistance following deadly flooding in Tennessee when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Robert Powers, lead debris subject matter expert and construction representative with the Baltimore District, observes a debris field Sept. 3, 2021 near Trace Creek in Waverly, Tennessee.  Powers is leading a Corps of Engineers' debris technical assistance team in Tennessee following deadly flooding when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Robert Burick, emergency management specialist with the Louisville District and member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris response team, talks with volunteers removing debris Sept. 3, 2021 from a flood home in Waverly, Tennessee. Burick is providing technical assistance following deadly flooding in Tennessee when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (USACE Photo by Lee Roberts)
Robert Burick (Left), emergency management specialist with the Louisville District, and Mitchell Green, maintenance worker with the Kansas City District, both with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris response team, observe debris operations Sept. 3, 2021 in Waverly, Tennessee. They are providing technical assistance following deadly flooding in Tennessee when up to 17 inches of rain fell in the region Aug. 21. (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.