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  • NR 17-008: Jackson workshop to address state’s need for firewood producers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) — An alliance of state, federal and non-governmental partners are hosting a free public workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the University of Tennessee Extension Center in Jackson, Tenn., that will show participants how to develop their own small businesses to sell heat-treated firewood to fill increasing demand at campgrounds in Tennessee.
  • NR 17-005: Nashville District announces new firewood policy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • 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 13-045: Nashville District to reopen recreation areas by 3 p.m. Oct. 17, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2013) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District will reopen all day-use parks and 11 campgrounds normally open at this time of the season no later than 3 p.m. today.
  • NR 13-041: Nashville District closing campgrounds, day-use parks by noon Oct. 4, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Due to the government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is closing all of its campgrounds and day-use parks at noon on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The district previously announced it intended to keep these areas open as originally scheduled. However, support to recreation areas can no longer be sustained as the district progresses through its orderly shutdown.
  • NR-040: Nashville District provides info on how government shutdown is affecting operations

    The Nashville District is in the process of conducting an orderly shutdown because of a lack of appropriations. The district will reduce its manpower over time to essential personnel only. These essential personnel will continue to support critical Corps of Engineers missions such as dam safety, hydropower, and operation of the navigation locks on both the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. The Corps is funded through multiple-year funding, which is enabling the Nashville District to conduct limited operations and construction through the course of the government shutdown. As the lapse in appropriations continues, we will have more employees furloughed over time, but will maintain our mission essential personnel to ensure the operation and protection of corps facilities and property.
  • NR12-035: Dale Hollow Dam Campground closing Sept. 10, 2012

    CELINA, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2012) – Dale Hollow Dam Campground and its walking trail are closing 2 p.m. Sept. 10, 2012 for work to repair the river bank, parking lot, walking trail and a campsite damaged by flooding in 2010.
  • NR 12-031: Kendall, Waitsboro campgrounds set for early closure

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 10, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is closing Kendall and Waitsboro campgrounds at Lake Cumberland earlier than scheduled in 2012 due to internal roadway repairs.