District Digest News Stories

  • March

    Statement by Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

    The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The President’s Budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address—to build a better America, reduce the deficit, reduce costs for families, and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.
  • Regulatory Program facilitates environmental stewardship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2022) – Ever wonder what federal agency provides regulatory oversight of commercial and private development affecting wetlands and waterways? The answer is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which facilitates environmental stewardship through its Regulatory Program.
  • Nashville District names Aric Payne Employee of the Month for January 2022

    Aric Payne, a biologist in the East Branch of the Regulatory Division, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2022. He is recognized primarily for his efforts as the 2021 Tennessee Nationwide Permits (NWP) Supplemental Documents Project Manager.
  • Nashville District Small Business Office holds industry day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville Small Business Industry Day held a virtual information and networking event. The “Back-2-Business, from Incorporation to Negotiations” themed event provided an opportunity for participants to attend small business workshops, learn about USACE programs and small business opportunities, meet with other federal agencies, and network. The U.S. Small Business Administration, Tennessee Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and many other organizations, were in attendance.
  • Mitigating risk: How the Nashville District prepares for flooding

    Winter, spring summer, and fall; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is always thinking about flood preparation. From monitoring forecasts and managing reservoirs to creating and maintaining communication with outside agencies and every task in between, engineers in the Water Management Section work hard 365 days a year to prepare for and mitigate risk from a flood event.
  • Cash is no longer king at Nashville District lakes

    Across the nation, COVID – 19 is changing the way businesses interact with consumers. As an effort to reduce contact between people, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March 2020, mandates a move toward cashless payment systems. Visitors to the eight lakes within the Nashville District will see these changes implemented at the beginning of the 2022 recreation season. 
  • Resource manager recognized for promoting water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2022) – The resource manager at Lake Cumberland and Laurel River Lake in Kentucky is recognized for promoting water safety, spearheading public outreach activities and several marketing campaigns that reached more than two million people in eastern Kentucky.
  • February

    Nashville District holds virtual statewide flood workshop

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2022) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a remote statewide flood workshop in preparation for this year’s flood season.
  • Newest licensed professionals celebrated for National Engineers Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2022) – To recognize the Nashville District’s newest licensed professionals during National Engineers Week, six nameplates have been affixed onto the “Registered Professional Personnel” board as a record of achievement for all to see in the district headquarters.
  • Program manager recognized as ‘Modern-Day Technology Leader’

    WASHINGTON D.C. (Feb. 18, 2021) – Officials honored the Hydropower Remote Operations Program manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as a “Modern-Day Technology Leader” during the 36th Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ Technology Recognition Ceremony today at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
  • Turbine-generators replaced at Center Hill Hydropower Plant

    Lancaster, Tenn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Voith Hydro Inc. of North America completed refurbishment of the three turbine-generators at Center Hill Hydropower Plant, August 2021.
  • Nashville District names Ronnie Davis Employee of the Month for December 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb.8, 2022) – Ronnie Davis, a transportation tech assigned to the Nashville District’s logistics section, is named Employee of the Month for December 2021. He is recognized for his commitment to providing quality fleet management services and customer service across the district.
  • January

    Value of ship shape navigation locks multiplies when counting commodities

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2022) – The value of keeping navigation locks on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers in ship shape multiplies when counting the large number of commodities that are delivered via the Inland Waterway System to communities throughout the region and nation.
  • Webster named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2022) – A park ranger is being lauded for coordinating an important project to publicize and feature Center Hill Dam in a National Inventory of Dams video titled “Exploring Our Nation’s Dams.”
  • Stop! Look! Lock!

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates locks across 14 dam projects crisscrossing the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers and their reservoirs. The Tennessee River flows for 652 miles, with locks providing safe passage for barges and other commercial vessels from Knoxville, Tennessee to the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky. Annually, 25,000-30,000 commercial barges and 6,000-8,000 recreational vessels crisscross the Tennessee River and its reservoirs each year. The Cumberland River flows for 688 miles through southern Kentucky and north-central Tennessee to its confluence with the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, and the mouth of the Tennessee River.
  • Nashville District names Acevedo Employee of the Month for October 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2022) – Omar Acevedo, a project manager in the Project Delivery section, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts as a cost engineer on the emergency response team, after the August 2021 flood across Humphreys County.
  • December

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces publication of a set of 41 Nationwide Permits

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today the publication in the Federal Register of a set of 41 Nationwide Permits (NWPs), to include 40 reissued and one new NWP which authorize work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.
  • Planning for possibility of falling in cold water a life saver

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2021) – While no one plans on falling into cold water when visiting a Corps lake, planning for the possibility could be a life saver!
  • Willow Grove Marina celebrates 15 years as Clean Marina

    ALLONS, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2021) – The first Clean Marina flag to fly over any marina in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Cumberland River Basin was at Willow Grove Marina located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clay County, Tennessee.  Fifteen years later, with long-term family and staff carrying on the effort, Willow Grove Marina completed its recertification as a Clean Marina for a third cycle.
  • Harrington Water Treatment Plant Streambank Stabilization Project gets the greenlight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2021) - Lt. Col. Joseph Sahl, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, met with Project Planning Branch Chief Craig Carrington, Plan Formulation Section Chief Thomas Herbert, and Planning Project Manager Chris Pickering to sign the K.R. Harrington Water Treatment Plant Streambank Stabilization Project Partnership Agreement at the district's headquarters in the Estes Kefauver Federal Building.