District Digest News Stories

  • April

    Corps completes Cumberland Gap Flood Plain Management Services Study

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently completed a Flood Plain Management Services Special Study of the Gap Creek Watershed for the city of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
  • Nashville District names Bogema Employee of the Month for February 2022

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2022) – David Bogema, hydraulic engineer in the Water Management Section’s Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2022. He is recognized primarily for leading the water management efforts for the Wolf Creek and Center Hill gates Replacement Projects.
  • Nashville District invests in our planet

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 22, 2022) – Earth Day provides an opportunity for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to reflect on its efforts to preserve natural resources and the environment, for future generations to enjoy. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the initiatives to create sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructure across the district.
  • Nashville District completes Gate City Floodplain Management Services Study

    GATE CITY, Va. (April 19, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently completed a Floodplain Management Services Special Study of Little Moccasin Creek and Big Moccasin Creek, which evaluated the continual flooding of surrounding areas of Grogan Park and Old Nickelsville Highway in Gate City, Virginia.
  • Lipscomb University students tour Old Hickory Lock & Dam

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2022)— Students from Lipscomb University toured the Old Hickory Power Plant to complete an American Society of Civil Engineers' Infrastructure Report Card as part of their assignment for this semester.
  • Wilson Lock dewatering provides opportunity for inspection in dry conditions

    FLORENCE, Ala. (April 11, 2022) – Work crews recently drained more than 15 million gallons of water from Wilson Lock to provide maintenance personnel dry conditions to repair and rehabilitate the navigation lock to keep vessels moving up and down the Tennessee River.
  • Administrative professionals ESCAPE for training

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (April 5, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District provided an “ESCAPE” last week for employees called upon to answer phones, complete personnel actions, update training records, manage equipment accounts, purchase supplies, coordinate travel, input time and attendance, and other administrative tasks in their work centers.
  • March

    Center Hill Lake hosts 6th annual shoreline cleanup with community partners

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2022) – Volunteers from Tennessee Technical University’s fishing team, student veteran organization (SVO), and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, along with the Dekalb Fire Department, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Austin Bottom Community, and the Timothy Hill Group, came to Center Hill Lake to lend assistance for the two-day cleanup.
  • 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.