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  • NR 18-023: Kentucky Lock’s first lift-in shell to be placed

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District plans to set its first 1.3-million-pound concrete shell Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 that will form a part of the downstream cofferdam for the new lock under construction at Kentucky Dam, a Tennessee Valley Authority project. Lifting and setting this massive concrete shell represents a critical milestone towards completion of the new 1,200-foot-long navigation lock and involves techniques never previously attempted.
  • NR 17-034: Barkley Dam will not reduce discharges as anticipated today

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District will not be reducing discharges at Barkley Dam today on the Cumberland River in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, as previously announced. The Louisville District reports that the wicket gates at Dam 52 on the Ohio River in Brookport, Illinois, were installed yesterday and navigation is expected to resume at Lock 52 this evening.
  • NR 17-032: Barkley Dam releases being reduced Thursday to support repairs at Dam 52 on Ohio River

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that releases from Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River in Grand Rivers, Ky., will be reduced to 6,000 cubic feet per second beginning 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 to support repairs to wicket gates at Dam 52 on the Ohio River in Brookport, Ill. The Louisville District reports that the dam is currently not operating as designed, which has caused river traffic on the Ohio River to be suspended.
  • NR 15-026: Corps holding back water in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is holding back water and limiting releases at its dams to relieve high-water levels on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers where record seasonal flooding is underway.
  • NR 15-023: Elevated lake levels expected at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District expects elevated lake levels over the Independence Day weekend at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. This anticipated rise in lake levels is the result of heavy rainfall in the forecast and the ongoing flooding situation on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.