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  • 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 19-001: Corps seeks park attendants in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is seeking individuals interested in 2019 Park Attendant contract positions across Tennessee and Kentucky.
  • 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 18-005: Barkley Reservoir to store water, reduce Ohio River and Mississippi River flood crests

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today that it is continuing its flood control operation by using flood control storage in Lake Barkley to help mitigate the ongoing flood event on the Ohio River. This may cause minor high water impacts to communities along the Cumberland River in Lyon and Trigg Counties in Kentucky, and Stewart and Montgomery Counties in Tennessee.
  • NR 17-043: Martins Fork Dam, fishing pier area closing for debris removal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 26, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Martins Fork Dam and fishing pier area are closing Jan. 8, 2018 for approximately 30 days while crews work to remove accumulated debris from the stilling basin. A structural inspection is also being performed during the closure.
  • NR 17-40: Lake Cumberland’s Lakeview Boat Ramp closing for season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Lakeview Boat Ramp at Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Ky., officially closed yesterday. The boat ramp area will be used for the Corps of Engineers’ debris collection program for staging and processing large wood collected from Lake Cumberland and its shoreline.
  • NR 17-037: Corps of Engineers working on engineering design for slope failure

    LOYALL, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2017) – Engineering efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District are ongoing to design a repair for the slope failure near Wix Howard Cemetery in Loyall, Ky. and prevent any future movement. The design is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.
  • NR 17-035: Dale Hollow Lake enlisting volunteers for shoreline cleanup

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2017) — The staff at Dale Hollow Lake is enlisting the support of volunteers for the annual National Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30.
  • 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.