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  • 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 15-042: Lake Barkley supports Ohio and Mississippi flood operations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2015) – Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River and Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River play a key role in reducing flood crests along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This is accomplished by storing water in these lakes to keep it out of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during flood events. Ongoing regional flood control operations involves multiple offices from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, National Weather Service, and U.S. Geological Survey.
  • NR 15-030: Corps of Engineers supports new ‘Every Kid in a Park’ recreation initiative

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 2, 2015) – President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
  • 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.
  • NR 15-022: Corps rolls out guidance on floating cabins at lakes in the Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued new guidance on floating cabins at its lakes throughout the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance implements Section 1035 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 that allows floating cabins at marinas on Cumberland River Basin lakes.
  • NR 14-020: Corps unveils mobile website to view 'River Status' in Cumberland River basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 3, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently went live with the mobile website “River Status” that gives anyone with a smart device and Internet access an ability to view real-time water information within the Cumberland River watershed.
  • NR 14-018: Nashville District awards $47.25 million contract to rehabilitate three Center Hill Dam hydropower units

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awarded a $47,257,431 contract yesterday to Voith Hydro, Inc., to rehabilitate three hydropower units at the Center Hill Dam Powerhouse in Lancaster, Tenn.
  • NR 13-026: Nashville District managing Cumberland after July 1-7 rain event

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 8, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management staff is responding to the effects of unusually heavy rainfall in areas of the upper and mid-Cumberland River Basin July 1-7, 2013 and is managing the release of water from the system of dams on the Cumberland River.
  • NR 13-015: Nashville District announces implementation of restrictions around dams

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 30, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is beginning to implement permanent full-time waterborne restrictions around the 10 dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries this week. Enforcement of these restrictions will be effective when the placement of buoys and sufficient signs is completed at each dam.