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  • NR 21-30: Bell Road over J. Percy Priest Dam closed to traffic Aug. 6

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2021) – Bell Road is closing at J. Percy Priest Dam from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District conducts a bridge inspection.
  • NR 21-03: Closure of Bell Road scheduled at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2021) – Bell Road is closing at J. Percy Priest Dam from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday between Feb. 22 and March 12, 2021 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District replaces the fencing on the dam. The roadway will be open on weekends over the duration of the work.
  • NR 20-030: Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management, commercial navigation, hydropower production, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreational opportunities.
  • NR 20-012: Closure of Bell Road scheduled at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2020) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Bell Road across J. Percy Priest Dam is closing 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, May 18-20, 2020, for routine operational maintenance.
  • NR 19-032: Closure of Bell Road scheduled at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 29, 2019) – Bell Road is closing at J. Percy Priest Dam from 7 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Thursday (day and night) the weeks of June 3-6 and July 15-18. The road is also closing 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, and July 8-11 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District performs a five-year inspection of the spillway gates, chains, machinery and performs routine maintenance. The roadway will be open on weekends over the duration of the work. The roadway remains open Monday through Thursday, July 1-4, for Independence Day celebrations.
  • NR 19-015: Nashville District dams saved $1.72 billion in flood damage

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 5, 2019) – The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin performed as designed during the wettest February on record, saving an estimated $1.72 billion in would-be flood damage to the region.
  • NR 19-012: Corps turns attention to drawing down storage reservoirs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2019) – As rainfall runoff makes its way through the Cumberland River Basin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is quickly turning its attention to drawing down its storage reservoirs.
  • NR 19-007: Nashville District managing water releases in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District continues to monitor stream conditions throughout the Cumberland River Basin and to manage the release of water from its 10 dams as heavy rain continues to impact the region this week.
  • NR 18-020: Corps of Engineers invites public to J. Percy Priest Dam’s 50th Anniversary celebration

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public to attend a ceremony to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of J. Percy Priest Dam and Reservoir 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018. The dam will serve as the backdrop for this historical occasion.
  • NR 18-007: Public invited for J. Percy Priest Dam Powerhouse tour on Stones River

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District at J. Percy Priest Dam & Reservoir is offering two free guided tours of the J. Percy Priest Hydroelectric Dam in celebration of the reservoir's 50th anniversary. Dam tours will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is a limit of 25 people per tour.