District Digest News Stories

  • September

    EAGLE class makes equestrian campground maintenance its mane project

    Granville, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2012) – Upkeep of recreation areas, campgrounds and hiking trails often depends on volunteers who care deeply about the nation’s natural resources and want them to be there for their children and generations to come. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s EAGLE Class learned that important lesson of volunteerism today when they rolled up their sleeves and got their boots dirty at one of Cordell Hull Lake’s primitive horse trail campgrounds.
  • Cheatham Lock closing for repairs Oct. 16 through Nov. 15

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Lock will be closed to all river traffic from 6 a.m., Oct. 16, through 6 p.m., Nov. 15, 2012, to permit major maintenance repairs to hydraulic and mechanical equipment damaged during the 2010 flood along with other routine maintenance.
  • August

    Commentary: Don't stop practicing water safety on Corps lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2012) – As we enter the Labor Day weekend and the remaining few weeks of the Summer recreation season, I want to again emphasize the extreme importance of “Water Safety” to continue reducing fatalities on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s 10 lakes.
  • Nashville District announces employees of the month for June 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Park Rangers Brian Mangrum and Charlotte Stenger are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employees of the Month for June 2012.
  • Lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty without Twin Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2012) – The lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty today if not for the water storage reservoirs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries that provide a stream of water management benefits.
  • Quick thinking, experience, teamwork aid in rescue of two below Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. -- Quick-thinking, experience and teamwork of individuals at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Center Hill Dam aided in the rescue of two people Aug. 16, 2012 after their boat capsized while fishing in turbulent tail waters during sluice gate releases.
  • Work crews reach million-hour safety milestone at Wolf Creek Dam

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2012) – Construction crews at the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project reached a lofty safety milestone today when the men and women installing a concrete barrier wall deep into the dam’s embankment reached 550 days and one million work-hours on the job without a lost-time accident.
  • Barkley hydropower rehabilitation gets a 270-ton lift

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2012) – Work crews here at Barkley Power Plant removed a 270-ton rotor assembly today from a crippled hydropower unit damaged 18 months ago by an electrical fire. The heavy lift enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to move forward with the generator’s rehabilitation.
  • Human resources team works to improve customer service

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2012) – When it comes to managing human resources in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, providing world-class customer service and building strong relationships with customers are the top priorities for successful human resources offices.
  • Corps makes big splash on water safety

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District made a big splash when its park rangers at Lake Cumberland partnered with the Somersplash Water Park to promote water safety Aug. 4, 2012.
  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2012) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam today to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.
  • Goodwill delivers mailroom clerk heavenly recognition

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2012) – A mailroom clerk at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters recently gained a little heavenly recognition at his place of worship for delivering his good will.
  • July

    Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System during 2011 flood fight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2012) – When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.
  • Center Hill Lake open house, power plant tours draw young, elderly visitors

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (July 21, 2012) – The first tours of the Center Hill Lake Power Plant since Sept. 11, 2001 drew the young and the elderly here today. Visitors ranged from an 83-year-old gentleman who worked on construction of the dam to a nine-year-old boy whose late great-grandfather’s property was reduced by approximately 100 acres, but who also worked on construction of the dam.
  • Ribbon cutting officially opens up Cordell Hull Lake Visitor’s Center for business

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (July 20, 2012) – With the sharp scissor cut of a ribbon today, dignitaries officially opened up the Cordell Hull Lake Visitor’s Center and Resource Manager’s Office for business during a commencement ceremony.
  • Construction begins with ‘first bite’ on foundation barrier wall at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (July 11, 2012) – The “first bite” of a $106 million drilling project to stabilize the earthen portion of the Center Hill Dam with a barrier wall was taken today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor, Bauer Foundation Corporation, as the auger of a giant drill rig turned up the first dirt to the cheers of spectators.
  • Swimmer rescue prompts water safety message for the holiday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2, 2012) – Three U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers are to thank for the rescue of a group of swimmers at J. Percy Priest Lake on Tuesday July 26, 2012.
  • June

    Nashville District announces employee of the month for May 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2012) – Holly Boland, a budget analyst in the Resource Management office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2012.
  • Lake Barkley open house, tours of power plant, lock are well received

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (June 23, 2012)—The first Lake Barkley Resource Management Office Open House and public tours of the Barkley Power Plant and Navigation Lock in nearly 11 years were held today to better inform the public about the benefits these facilities provide to the nation. Public access to these U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District areas had been restricted since the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for April 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2012) – Park Ranger Matthew Leftwich at J. Percy Priest Lake is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2012 and recipient of the LRD Star of Life Award for rescuing a struggling swimmer.