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  • NR 14-012: Corps offering public tours of Martins Fork Dam

    SMITH, Ky. (May 15, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public tours of Martins Fork Dam here Saturday, June 7, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23, 2014. The free guided tours of the structure are at 2 p.m. and are approximately 45 minutes in length.
  • NR 14-009: Laurel River Lake restrooms renovated, ready for recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 6, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has renovated the restrooms nearby the beach at Laurel River Dam in London, Ky., in time for the 2014 recreation season.
  • NR 14-007: Lake Cumberland fills up in time for 2014 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2014) – Lake Cumberland in eastern Kentucky surpassed elevation 723 feet last night assuring the recreation season will begin with the reservoir at its historic summer pool level for the first time since 2006.
  • NR 14-003: Corps, Fish and Wildlife Service address compliance requirements at Lake Cumberland

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2014) – In compliance with federal environmental laws and regulations, the Corps of Engineers Nashville District is actively consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the discovery of new populations of an existing endangered species in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. Until this consultation is completed, the Corps will target a maximum pool elevation of 705 feet, which is the same as the 2013 recreation season’s elevation.
  • NR 13-028: Corps offering public tours of Martins Fork Dam

    SMITH, Ky. (July 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public tours of Martins Fork Dam here Saturday, July 27 and Aug. 17, 2013. Visitors can choose from a 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. tour time. Guided tours of the structure are free to the public and are approximately 45 minutes in length.
  • NR 13-023: Corps moves to implement Freedom to Fish Act

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 19, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is complying with the Freedom to Fish Act (PL 113-13) by the reimplementation of conditions-based restrictions below dams on the Cumberland River and tributaries.
  • NR 13-014: Nashville District managing Cumberland after April 27 rain event

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 28, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management staff is responding to the effects of heavy rainfall in areas of the lower Cumberland River Basin and managing the release of water from dams throughout the Cumberland Basin.
  • NR 13-012: Wolf Creek Dam Ceremony location changed and security measures increased

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 18, 2013) – The Nashville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is changing the location for the Wolf Creek Dam Completion Ceremony on Friday, April 19 due to forecasted severe weather early Friday morning that will preclude setup. The District is also increasing security measures for the ceremony.
  • NR 13-011: Public invited to Wolf Creek Dam Barrier Wall Completion Ceremony April 19

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 10, 2013) – The public is invited to a barrier wall completion ceremony 10 a.m. April 19, 2013 on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam near Jamestown, Ky., to celebrate this milestone with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, its contractor Treviicos-Soletanche Joint Venture, and other local, state and national officials expected at this event. Dignitaries will speak and initiate the ceremonial last concrete placement on the barrier guide wall, which signifies the official completion of the barrier wall installation.
  • NR 13-008: Corps completes barrier wall at Wolf Creek Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District poured concrete for the last pile of the barrier wall today, which completes the last and most critical component of the dam safety project required to mitigate seepage through the karst geology deep in the foundation of Wolf Creek Dam’s embankment. It is the last of 1,197 piles that are approximately four feet in diameter and extend up to 275 feet into bedrock below the foundation of the embankment. Altogether they interlock to form the barrier wall.