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  • 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.
  • NR 16-012: Lower water level at J. Percy Priest Lake due to lack of rain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 19, 2016) – Due to lack of substantial rainfall in the past months, U.S. Drought Monitor classification has much of the Cumberland River Basin including the Stones River Watershed in the Moderate Drought category. Currently, J. Percy Priest Lake’s elevation is approximately three feet below the top of summer pool, and without significant rainfall the lake may not reach its typical summer elevation of 490 feet above mean sea level.
  • NR 13-024: Enjoy your holiday, play it safe, and return home alive

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has recorded six water-related fatalities on its lakes since May 11, 2013. Five drowned, with alcohol use suspected in one death; one died when a vessel ran aground; none were wearing life jackets.