District Digest News Stories

  • September

    Corps opens sluice gate to improve oxygen in water at Dale Hollow Dam

    CELINA, Tenn. (Sept. 2, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened a sluice gate at the Dale Hollow Dam today to supplement hydropower releases with additional oxygen and water quality.
  • Nashville District announces employees of the month for July 2011

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 1, 2011) — Jay Sadler, a hydropower program manager in the Operations Division, and Pam Schmaltz, an attorney in the Office of Counsel, are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Employees of the Month for July 2011.
  • August

    Nashville District projects experience no affects from earthquake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s dam safety personnel report no affects at any of its projects from the earthquake that struck the east coast yesterday.
  • Barkley Lock goes dry for scheduled inspection, major maintenance

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2011) – Work crews here continue to pump out water today from Barkley Lock as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District performs scheduled inspection and major maintenance repairs.
  • Mississippi River Commission tours Kentucky Lock, Barkley hydropower plant during inspection trip

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Commander, Lt. Col. James DeLapp welcomed The Mississippi River Commission and guests for a tour of the Lake Barkley Dam Power plant, and the Kentucky Lock Addition Project during a portion of their Annual Low-Water Inspection Trip Aug. 11.
  • Corps of Engineers, SEPA and shareholders sign memorandum of agreement

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 4, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District joins forces with the Department of Energy, Southeastern Power Administration and their preference customers on Aug. 9, 2011 at a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in Robinsonville, Miss.
  • Corps of Engineers, SEPA and shareholders sign memorandum of agreement

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 4, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District joins forces with the Department of Energy, Southeastern Power Administration and their preference customers on Aug. 9, 2011 at a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in Robinsonville, Miss.
  • Nashville District announces employee of the month for June 2011

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2011) – Janet Rainey Smith, command secretary in the Executive Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2011.
  • July

    Dale Hollow Lake seeks shutterbugs for photo contest

    CELINA, Tenn. (July 26, 2011) — The Corps of Engineers at Dale Hollow Lake invites visitors to enter their pictures in its quarterly photo contest! Entrants whose photos are selected will receive two nights camping on Dale Hollow Lake.
  • Natural resources chief garners prestigious award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 12, 2011) – The chief of engineers recently announced that a Nashville District employee has garnered a prestigious award.
  • Vandalism of Corps property prompts reward for information

    ALBANY, Ky. (July 11, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering up to a $1,000 reward through the Corps Watch Program for information leading to the prosecution of anyone involved in several recent vandalism incidents here at 76 Falls Recreation Area on Lake Cumberland.
  • Commander supports building strong leadership development

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2011) – In one of his first tasks since taking command June 24, Nashville District Commander Lt. Col James DeLapp emphasized today the importance of building strong leaders during a class at J. Percy Priest Lake for middle management employees enrolled in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Leadership Development Program.
  • Buoys set to ‘idle’ at Laurel River Lake

    LONDON, Ky. (July 5, 2011) – Three buoys near the beach area on Laurel River Lake have been changed from "No Ski" to "Idle Speed Only."
  • June

    Corps of Engineers life jacket loaner program looks to keep boaters safe at J. Percy Priest Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2011) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District Park Rangers and staff located at J. Percy Priest Lake are continuing their campaign to enhance, enlighten and help keep kids safe while visiting the lake by participating in the Boat U.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids.
  • DeLapp takes command of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2011) – Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp became the 62nd commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in a Command of Command ceremony today at the Grand Masonic Lodge in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Barkley Dam improvement linked to new spill gate chains

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 16, 2011) – The horizon atop Barkley Dam features recreational activity and the intriguing contours of the lake. Conversely, the view straight down over the rails is steeped with motion as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District work crew is installing and inspecting the dam’s new spill gate chains.
  • Park rangers hook up underprivileged kids at J. Percy Priest Lake Fishing Rodeo

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (June 14, 2011) – Park rangers at J. Percy Priest Lake cast underprivileged children to participate in a fishing rodeo here today. More than 20 inner-city kids in the area jumped at the chance to get hooked up with rods, reels, bait and all the tools necessary to fish.
  • Fishing rodeo lures kids to Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. (June 11, 2011) — A fishing rodeo here today at Old Hickory Lake lured hundreds of anxious and excited kids away from their video games and televisions.
  • Mitchell Creek Marina achieves 'Clean Marina' status

    Allons, Tenn. (June 3, 2011) – Mitchell Creek Marina here on Dale Hollow Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.
  • Temple tours Lake Barkley and flooded areas in Kentucky

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 2, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Commander, Lt. Col. Anthony Mitchell welcomed the (acting) U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, Maj. Gen Merdith W. B. (Bo) Temple to Kentucky for a tour of the Lock, the Lake Barkley Dam and Power plant, the town of Smithland and various flood protection barriers, structures and pumping stations along the levees in Paducah, Ky. Temple also took the opportunity to observe firsthand the progress that the Nashville District is making on several major projects at the Kentucky Lock.