District Digest News Stories

  • June

    Officials from China’s Three Gorges Corporation visit Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 7, 2013—A group of officials from China’s Three Gorges Corporation and Project Construction Committee were briefed on navigation lock construction, operations, maintenance and agency partnerships by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District personnel at Chickamauga Lock June 7, 2013.
  • Corps personnel help junior gardeners grow

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 7, 2013) – Several Corps employees shared their expertise today with kids participating in the 2013 Williamson County Junior Gardener Camp at the Agricultural Exposition Park.
  • May

    Nashville District Corps employees embraces inclusion during 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2013) - Each May, our nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders helped forge our country. On May 31, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville district’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Special Emphasis Program group celebrated with a program here to observe Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at the District headquarters.
  • USACE-TVA 80-year partnership a definite plus for Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2013) -- Although creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Congressional Act on May 18, 1933 relieved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of most of its role in developing the economic potential of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, the Corps retained a development and operational role on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
  • U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

    Almost 71 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, with 84 percent of those victims not reported as wearing a life jacket. Approximately 14 percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction. The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats, personal watercraft and cabin motorboats.
  • Nashville District providing hydropower with aging equipment, rehabs underway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District produces about $40 million annual revenue by converting water’s energy into 3.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 28 generators at its nine Hydropower Plants in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • Heritage Elementary STEM students fascinated with Corps Water Works

    WHITEHOUSE, Tenn. (May 8, 2013) – Students and teachers from the Heritage Elementary School recently had a chance to learn about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water works.
  • Army Corps of Engineers releases testimonial water safety video

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety announces the release of a seven-minute testimonial water safety video that recounts the loss of a father and his son who were not wearing life jackets while boating.
  • Students get ‘hands on’ environmental lessons at Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – About 150 sixth-grade students from Hawkins Middle School received “hands-on” environmental lessons today on the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake.
  • Sign marks flood awareness initiative on third anniversary of May 2010 flood

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District joined Nashville officials and representatives from other federal agencies today at England Park to draw attention to flood risk and awareness on the third anniversary of the May 2010 flood.
  • Sign marks flood awareness initiative on third anniversary of May 2010 flood

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District joined Nashville officials and representatives from other federal agencies today at England Park to draw attention to flood risk and awareness on the third anniversary of the May 2010 flood.
  • Sign marks flood awareness initiative on third anniversary of May 2010 flood

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District joined Nashville officials and representatives from other federal agencies today at England Park to draw attention to flood risk and awareness on the third anniversary of the May 2010 flood.
  • Outdoor education STEMs into great learning opportunity

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – Students from West Cheatham Elementary School participated in Environmental Awareness Day at Cheatham Lake today and the outdoor setting provided a unique learning opportunity away from their classrooms.
  • Library open house held to increase awareness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2013)-- Tammy Kirk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District librarian held a library open house May 1, 2013 to increase awareness among district employees of the vast resources available and how to access them.
  • April

    Walker named district employee of the month for February 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2013) – Bill Walker, instrumentation program manager in the Dam Safety Group for the Nashville District, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2013.
  • Officials say Lake Cumberland on the rise with barrier wall complete

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 19, 2013) – During a completion ceremony today in the Russell Springs Auditorium and Natatorium, a live feed of the last concrete placement on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam drew applause from dignitaries, stakeholders and citizens in attendance.
  • Nashville District senior leaders tour Chickamauga Battlefield in staff leadership exercise

    Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 12, 2013)—Ten senior leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District toured the Chickamauga Battlefield April 12, 2013 in a staff leadership exercise led by Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, district commander.
  • Congressional staff members visit deteriorating Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 3, 2013) – Nine Congressional staff members from the Tennessee Valley visited the Chickamauga Lock Construction project today to receive a briefing and tour as part of their TVA-sponsored orientation to Tennessee River operations.
  • Bounds and Henry named Nashville District Employees of the Month for March 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marlon Bounds and Darryl Henry both mechanics on the fleet at the Cumberland River Operations Center are named as the employee of the month for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for March 2013.
  • March

    Corps celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2013) – During a Women’s History Month event today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters, employees in attendance learned more about the district’s partnership with the Middle Tennessee STEM Hub and celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.