Corps empties Old Hickory Lock for scheduled maintenance
Gary Fleeman (Right) and Ty Melton, lock and dam equipment mechanics assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, inspect the lower gate July 27, 2015 at Old Hickory Lock in Old Hickory, Tenn. Fleeman is normally assigned to Ft. Loudoun Lock on the Tennessee River. Melton is normally assigned to the Tennessee River Operations Center. Old Hickory Lock is empty of water until Aug. 4, 2015 while maintenance crews inspect the lock chamber and perform scheduled maintenance. The lock is located on the Cumberland River at mile 216.2.