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  • NR 21-27: Nashville District dams saved $1.8 billion in March flooding

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2021) – The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin prevented an estimated $1.8 billion of flood damages during the late March flood event in the region.
  • NR 19-004: Lake Cumberland closes Waitsboro Recreation Area

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is temporarily closing Lake Cumberland’s Waitsboro Recreation Area for public safety.
  • NR 18-004: Expect higher levels, stronger currents on Cumberland River

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today that it expects higher levels and flows along the Cumberland River this week due to releases from Corps dams over the next three days, even though the weather is expected to be dry during this time. The dry weather is allowing the Corps to continue regaining storage in upstream reservoirs. The stage at Nashville will rise approximately four feet from a stage of 31 feet to near 35 feet today and remain elevated through midweek. The flow currently at Nashville is more than 40 million gallons of water per minute.
  • President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    WASHINGTON (May 25, 2017) - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.”
  • NR 16-001: Nashville District continues to manage water releases supporting flood operations

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Jan. 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management staff continues to monitor stream conditions throughout the Cumberland River Basin and to manage the release of water from dams within the basin to support flood operations on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
  • 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 14-032: Public input sought for draft Mill Creek Feasibility Study

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2014) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Metro Nashville officials are seeking public input on the draft report and environmental assessment for the Mill Creek Feasibility Study in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.
  • 14-029: Tennessee formalizes Silver Jackets Program with charter signing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Federal, state and local agencies formalized an official partnership to promote flood risk reduction today by signing the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter during a ceremony at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center.
  • NR 14-028: Media Advisory - Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter Signing Ceremony Sept. 23, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the media to the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter Signing Ceremony 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center (Teleconferencing Center) located at 800 2nd Avenue South.
  • NR 13-036: Cumberland, Harpeth, Mill Creek feasibility studies kick off

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander and representatives from Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and Williamson County announced today that the feasibility studies for the Cumberland River, Harpeth River and Mill Creek are officially underway.