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  • NR 18-003: Corps managing Cumberland River Basin for approaching rain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is managing releases as appropriate at its dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries in preparation of a forecasted rainfall event Feb 10-12. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for much of the Cumberland River Basin and is forecasting the potential for some rivers and streams to surpass flood stage.
  • NR 17-028: Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tenn., and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky.
  • 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 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 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 13-002 Nashville District responding to high water event

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Jan. 13, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management staff is responding to the effects of heavy rainfall and managing the release of water from dams throughout the Cumberland Basin.
  • 12-021: Drought conditions continue impacting Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today continued impacts due to drought conditions within the Cumberland River Basin.