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

Published June 22, 2012

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.

High velocity flood water caused major damage to the cliff walls.  This project is going to remove any loose or severely eroded rock that could pose a hazard to the public. Crews are also going to repair rip rap slopes on the embankment below the roadway and at Horseshoe Bend.

For more information about the closure, please call the Resource Manager’s Office at 615-735-1034.

For more news, information and updates please follow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and Cordell Hull Lake at http://www.facebook.com/cordellhulllake.
Contact
Bill Peoples
615-736-7161
william.l.peoples@usace.army.mil
or
Lee Roberts
615-736-7161
leon.a.roberts@usace.army.mil

Release no. 12-020