NR 12-013: Nashville District unveils a new water management education resource

Published May 14, 2012

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.

Now available at, this website is packed full of useful tools and resources.  These tools and resources include a video series that discusses the operation of the Cumberland River Reservoir System from the perspective of a Corps of Engineers water manager, How the Cumberland River Reservoir System Works overview brochure, and contacts for schools grades 6-12 to request a school program and for the public to ask water managers a question. 

Chief of Water Management Bob Sneed said that the educational series was designed to take out the mystery of how the Corps of Engineers operates the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.

“The videos present a wide range of benefits provided by Corps water management activities, and, more importantly, includes a discussion of the limits inherent to the reservoir system with respect to flood risk management,” said Sneed.

The Nashville District has future plans to produce additional educational videos about the Cumberland River, and provide other useful resources through the website.

Check out the Nashville District Water Management Education Series website and learn today how the Cumberland River plays a vital role in our everyday daily lives.

(The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 12-013