District Digest News Stories

  • September

    Chickamauga’s upstream approach wall piers get solid start

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2023) – The Upstream Approach Walls for the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project got a solid start when work crews placed 148 cubic yards of tremie concrete Sept. 20 into the drilled shaft on the bottom of the Tennessee River.
  • Veteran emergency manager leads USACE Recovery Field Office on Maui

    HONOLULU (Sept. 25, 2023) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established a Recovery Field Office on Maui in support of the Hawaii' wildfires disaster response, and veteran emergency manager from the USACE Nashville District Jerry Breznican has assumed a key role managing the hub of USACE response activities.
  • Commander praises employees for capitalizing on leadership development

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2023) – Eighteen employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated Sept. 13 from the first level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
  • Division recognizes Flatt with ‘Ron Keeling Civil Works Programming Excellence Award’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2023) – A program manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is being lauded by the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division for her work that led to $376 million in Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act funding to replace the spillway gates and associated equipment at Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Kentucky, and Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee.
  • Contracting Division obligates ‘team’ approach to close out fiscal year

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is working to obligate appropriated funds as fiscal year 2023 ends. The Contracting Division is obligating its usual “team” approach to award contracts for operations, maintenance, and construction projects by the end of September.
  • August

    Volunteers lauded for work on Bear Wheels Mountain Bike Trail

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug 29, 2023) – Volunteers from the Upper Cumberland Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association recently partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Cordell Hull Lake to host a trail maintenance day at Defeated Creek Park on the Bear Wheels Mountain Bike Trail.
  • Cox garners division’s Operations and Maintenance ‘Castle Award’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division recently recognized a Nashville District work leader as the recipient of its prestigious Operations and Maintenance Castle Award.
  • Foster eliminates ‘hot spots’ at Barkley power plant and restores connectivity

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2023) – The construction team at Barkley Dam Powerplant has reliable internet, thanks to Lance Foster, an information technology specialist in the Electronic Service Section. For his hard work and dedication, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District named Foster Employee of the Month for May 2023.
  • Lock operator returns home to Guam to support Typhoon Mawar recovery

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2023) – Old Hickory Lock Operator Anthony Certeza recently deployed to Guam in the aftermath of Typhoon Mawar, which devastated his native island in late May. He performed home inspections and literally assisted his own parents who lost power and needed his help.
  • July

    Nashville District continues hydropower modernization repairs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2023) —The Nashville District continues use of funds granted under the Section 212 Water Resources Development Act of 2000 for hydropower plant rehabilitation to bring generators up to date through the Hydropower Modernization Program.
  • IWUB checks on progress of Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 21, 2023) – The Inland Waterways Users Board checked on the progress of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project this week as part of its visit to the region for a board meeting in nearby Paducah, Kentucky.
  • From Flood Control to Hydropower: Unveiling the Legacy of Dale Hollow Lake and Dam

    CELINA, Tenn. (July. 20, 2023) – A monumental feat of engineering and progress stands tall in the heart of the Cumberland River basin. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake, authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946, emerged to control the floodwaters of the Obey River and contribute to the reduction of flood levels at municipal, industrial, and agricultural areas along the Cumberland, lower Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers.
  • June

    Hundreds of kids get hooked on stewardship at free fishing rodeo

    CELINA, Tenn. (June 30, 2023) – More than 500 kids recently participated in the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery, an event aimed at encouraging children to fish and learn about natural resource stewardship.
  • Park rangers respond to drownings by promoting water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2023) – Park rangers in Tennessee and Kentucky are stepping up efforts to promote water safety in lieu of 10 tragic drownings already this recreation season at Corps lakes in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • Lake goers urged to make water safety ‘First’ this Fourth of July

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging lake goers to make water safety “First” this Fourth of July.
  • Green becomes 68th commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2023) – Lt. Col. Robert W. Green took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 68th commander of the “twin rivers” district, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • Critical design achievement keeps flood risk management project on track

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2023) – Civil Engineer Brandon Whitley recently made a critical design update that resulted in keeping the Mouse Creek Flood Risk Management Project on track in Cleveland, Tennessee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recognized his achievement by selecting him as employee of the month for April 2023.
  • Nashville District pushes full STEAM ahead with teacher focused externships

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June. 12, 2023) – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math educators from Metro Nashville Public Schools and Clarksville-Montgomery County School System wanted to find creative ways to educate their students and bridge the gap between learning and practical application. They turned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for inspiration.
  • Eastern Regulatory Office serves to preserve aquatic resources

    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (June 5, 2023) — The Eastern Regulatory Office located in Lenoir City, Tennessee, exists to serve customers and preserve aquatic resources through its role in the Department of the Army Regulatory Program.
  • Western Regulatory Field Office calls balls and strikes for equitable customer service

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2023) – Customer service may not immediately inspire thoughts about the regulatory arm of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nashville District. But customer service is precisely what the Western Regulatory Field Office in Decatur, Ala. provides through the permitting process.