NR 12-026: Corps offers more Cheatham Dam Power Plant tours

Published July 6, 2012

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (July 6, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently resumed  offering public tours of the Cheatham Dam Power Plant and more tours are scheduled July 21, Aug. 18 and Sep. 8, 2012 with tours beginning at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Public access to these Corps facilities was restricted after September 11, 2001.

“Feedback from our visitors has been very positive,” said Larry Nash, Cheatham Lake resource manager.  “Folks in our local community are especially pleased to be able to tour this facility again and we look forward to hosting our next groups on July 21,” he added.

Approximately 45 minutes in length, tour sizes are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. All guests including minors are required to submit a request form at least five days prior to the tour and receive an email confirmation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

Registered tour participants will be required to check in at the Cheatham Dam Left Bank Recreation Area and receive a brief introduction prior to walking to the power plant.

“Participants will be provided guided access inside the power plant where they can view the generators and gain an understanding of how the plant operates, and the importance of hydropower generation to the community and the nation,” said Nash.

Cheatham Power Plant and Dam are located at 2250 Cheatham Dam Road, Charlotte, Tenn. 37036.

For more information, or for directions to the Left Bank Recreation Area, please contact the Cheatham Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (615) 792-5697.

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Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 12-026