District Digest News Stories

  • August

    Poem chronicles magnificence of historic Cumberland River voyage

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2022) – A poem inscribed in a trip logbook five years ago has newfound attention for how it chronicles the magnificence of the Cumberland River.
  • July

    Old Hickory Power Plant receives new Generator Step-up Unit Transformers

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2022)—Two Generator Step-up Unit Transformers were delivered to the Old Hickory Power Plant in Hendersonville, Tennessee the week of June 20.
  • Actions to avert power outage generates recognition for senior operator

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2022) – The senior operator at Cordell Hull Dam Powerplant is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2022 for actions taken to avert power outages in several rural communities in Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • Cheatham Lock undergoes stop log seal maintenance

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (July 29, 2022)— Nashville District engineers reset upper approach stop logs on Cheatham Lock in Ashland City, TN. Engineers from the USACE Huntington District Light Capacity Fleet assisted with the maintenance work completed July 25.
  • Nashville District park rangers attend Camp Currie to teach water safety

    BENTON, Ky. (July 26, 2022) – Throughout the summer, park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District visit Camp Currie each Monday to discuss water safety measures, and to educate the next generation of recreation goers.
  • Nashville District participates in TSU’s 2022 National Summer Transportation Institute Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University Engineering Department to give science, technology, engineering, and math students a behind the scenes look at hydropower during the National Summer Transportation Institute program.
  • Shonka Dukureh remembered as ‘spirited’ public servant

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 22, 2022) – With breaking news of singer and actress Shonka Dukureh’s passing in Music City yesterday at the age of 44, the former Nashville District student aid is being remembered for her spirited work as a public servant in the Equal Employment Opportunity Office.
  • TWRA kicks off Operation Dry Water for July 4th Holiday Weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2022) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency held a press day at J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tennessee to spread the word about Operation Dry Water, before the upcoming 4th of July weekend. ODW, a national awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents and fatalities on the water, will take place from July 2 to July 4. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District hosted the event at Priest Lake.
  • June

    Storage reservoirs reliable source of water supply

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2022) – The system of dams and reservoirs in the Cumberland River Basin provide flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, navigation channels, and recreation benefits. It also provides a reliable water supply source for over 70 municipal and industrial users, as well as hundreds of private users.
  • Nashville District names Tabor Employee of the Month for April 2022

    Justin Tabor, senior cost engineer assigned to the Technical Services Section, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2022. He is recognized primarily for his efforts as a senior cost engineer supporting the Kentucky Lock Total Project Cost Update.
  • Nashville District names Ditto Employee of the Month for March 2022

    Luke Ditto, power plant senior electronics mechanic with the Electronics Service Section, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2022. He is recognized primarily for his attention to safety while working at Cordell Hull Power Plant.
  • Tennessee medical personnel participate in waterborne massive causality exercise at J. Percy Priest Lake

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (June 13, 2022) — Personnel from Ascension Medical Group Saint Thomas conducted multiple mass casualty triage and evacuation incidents at Fate Sanders Marina on J. Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, Tennessee. The purpose of the exercise was to educate and field test interns in a waterborne reenactment exercise which simulated what a catastrophic boating accident with several victims would entail.
  • Team explains how it surveys Lake Cumberland’s water quality

    LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. (June 3, 2022) – A water quality team onboard a survey boat collected water samples last week from Wolf Creek Dam’s tailwater along with 12 more stations in the reservoir and major tributaries of Lake Cumberland.
  • May

    Delnora asks music fans to wear life jackets at Corps Lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – In a public service announcement featuring her new song “Thankful,” singer and songwriter Delnora Reed is encouraging music fans to wear a life jacket when recreating and boating, which is the number one thing anyone can do to stay safe on the water.
  • It’s finally here! Nashville District kicks off 2022 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – The Nashville District officially kicks off the recreation season Memorial Day weekend. Visitors to the district’s recreation areas will notice a few changes, updates, and attractions enhancing the recreation experience.
  • Ribbon cutting celebrates enhanced access at Waitsboro Recreation Area

    SOMERSET, Ky. (May 23, 2022) – The Waitsboro recreation area cut the ribbon on a wheelchair-accessible ramp attached to a day-use shelter, providing access to an area previously inaccessible to anyone in a wheelchair or needing walking assistance.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (Act). Of the $8.3 billion in appropriations provided for the Army Civil Works program, approximately $7.9 billion is appropriated in five accounts: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
  • Marina@Rowena celebrates Clean Marina Award

    ALBANY, Ky. (May 19, 2022)— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has awarded Marina@Rowena the Clean Marina Award for 2022. During an award ceremony held at the Marina@Rowena, May 17, 2022, Nashville District Operations Manager Michael Lapina presented the Clean Marina flag to Marina@Rowena General Manager David Dyson, which was hoisted at the main peer during the ceremony.
  • Nashville District bids farewell to its deputy commander

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2022) – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District bid farewell to the deputy commander during a ceremony today at the district headquarters.
  • STEAM students participate in Old Hickory Dam Environmental Awareness Day

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2022) — Third grade science, technology, engineering, arts and math students from Union Elementary, Sumner County magnet school, participated in Environmental Awareness Day at Old Hickory Dam.