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  • 12-020: Closure of Cordell Hull Dam Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area begins July 9

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces today that the area below Cordell Hull Dam known as the Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area is closing July 9 for 150 days during construction work to stabilize the bluff below the dam. The closure area starts at the Turkey Creek Nature Trail parking lot near the Resource Manager’s Office.
  • NR 12-019: State highway over Center Hill Dam restricted to one lane starting July 9

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces today Highway 96/141 over Center Hill Dam is being restricted to one lane starting July 9, 2012. The restriction is necessary to enlarge work space on the dam to support the next construction phase of the Center Hill Dam Foundation Remediation Project, installation of the foundation barrier wall. During the two-year duration of the lane restriction, an automated traffic control system will safely manage vehicles across the dam. The maximum wait time is five minutes.
  • NR 12-018: Milestone reached with completion of protective concrete embankment wall at Wolf Creek Dam

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (June 22, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District reached a major milestone here this week at the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project when work crews installed the 433rd and final panel in completing the protective concrete embankment wall. While this wall does not create a water barrier through the dam’s karst limestone foundation, it completes a major stage of construction that is critical to the final stage of construction – the main barrier wall, which is scheduled to be completed by December 2013.
  • NR 12-016: Fees waived June 14 at Nashville District day use areas for 237th Army birthday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2012) – In celebration of the U.S. Army’s 237th birthday June 14, 2012, day-use fees are being waived at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas by Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, district commander.
  • NR 12-015: Lake Barkley hydro units generate during TVA emergency

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 23, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District responded to a Tennessee Valley Authority request today to ramp up its hydro power generation at the Lake Barkley Dam Power House.
  • NR 12-014: Nashville District cautions boaters in low-water conditions

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2012) – With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching and an anticipated increase in traffic on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lakes, boaters are urged to be cautious in low-water conditions at Lake Barkley, Center Hill and J. Percy Priest Lakes.
  • NR 12-013: Nashville District unveils a new water management education resource

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2012) – Aimed at informing public about the Corps of Engineers’ flood risk management mission, the Nashville District has produced a Water Management Education Series.
  • NR 12-010: Drought conditions impacting Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today potential impacts due to developing drought conditions within the Cumberland River Basin.
  • NR 12-008: Nashville District relaxes Lake Cumberland water release guidelines

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 3, 2012) – The Nashville District has been approved to relax the guidelines for releasing water from Lake Cumberland. The Interim Risk Reduction Measure currently in place requires the district to hold the lake level as close to elevation 680 feet as rainfall and ability to release water allows. However, the lake-level range for managing releases for the “most efficient use of water” is being relaxed from the previous elevation range of 680-to-683 feet to new elevation range of 680-to-685 feet.
  • NR 12-009: Corps responds to Gaylord Entertainment lawsuit

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 30, 2012) – Although reported in the media, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District has not received official notice of a lawsuit to be filed by Gaylord Entertainment and the A.O. Smith Corporation. If and when the lawsuit is filed, the Corps will be represented by the Department of Justice and any further comment will come from DOJ.