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  • NR 19-006: Corps of Engineers dispels Wolf Creek Dam safety rumors

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is dispelling rumors today that Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Ky., is in danger of imminent failure.
  • NR 17-041: Center Hill Lake levels to remain lowered for spillway gate study

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Center Hill lake levels will remain lowered and targeted at elevation 630 mean sea level for 2018, and will likely remain at that level several more years until recently identified main dam spillway gate issues can be fully evaluated.
  • NR 16-012: Lower water level at J. Percy Priest Lake due to lack of rain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 19, 2016) – Due to lack of substantial rainfall in the past months, U.S. Drought Monitor classification has much of the Cumberland River Basin including the Stones River Watershed in the Moderate Drought category. Currently, J. Percy Priest Lake’s elevation is approximately three feet below the top of summer pool, and without significant rainfall the lake may not reach its typical summer elevation of 490 feet above mean sea level.
  • 12-021: Drought conditions continue impacting Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today continued impacts due to 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.