District Digest News Stories

  • 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.
  • Start planning for the 2022 camping season now

    The 2022 recreational camping and fee schedule is live on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s webpage. Recreation enthusiasts can find up-to-date information about site amenities such as: electric hookups, fees, dates of operation, visitor fees and contact numbers for all 25 campgrounds within the district.
  • Clabough named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2021

    Chris Clabough, a member of the navigation lock and repair station maintenance force, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2021. He is recognized primarily for his program improvement efforts while concurrently performing temporary duties as the Diving Safety Instructor supporting Louisville District’s Olmsted Construction Project Office.
  • November

    Nashville District works on relationship building with marina stakeholders

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2021) – A Corps of Engineers team met with marina concessionaires today to provide updates on programs and processes and to build a better working relationship with open and transparent communication during the Kentucky and Tennessee Marina Associations’ 2021 Annual Meeting at the Sloan Convention Center.
  • Corps in the Community: The Corps speaks at JOY Ministries

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2021) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Nathan Branen and Water Management Section Chief Anthony Rodino spoke with members of the Just Older Youth Ministries Group senior activities group about water management and flood prevention at the Philips Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Center Hill Dam featured in National Inventory of Dams rollout

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2021) – The National Inventory of Dams is being updated at the end of the year and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to feature Center Hill Dam in a video as part of its rollout with the public.
  • Barzanji named Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2021

    Aras Barzanji, a hydraulic engineer within the Water Resources Section of the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts as a team lead responding to the Middle Tennessee Flood in Humphreys, Hickman, and Dickson counties.
  • October

    STEM & USACE: Linking the future of the Corps with the engineers of tomorrow

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2021)— Antioch Middle School teacher Thomas Yan toured the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, and the Old Hickory Hydropower Plant during the Middle Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Innovation Network Externship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on October 21-22 to learn what STEM job opportunities USACE has to offer future graduates.
  • Replace or Repair schools? USACE team helping school board answer this question in wake of flooding

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team is on a mission to help officials determine if it’s best to replace or repair two schools in the wake of flooding in Waverly, Tennessee.
  • Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— (Oct. 15, 2021) National Hispanic Heritage Month gives us an opportunity to recognize Hispanic American’s stories, contributions, and achievements throughout the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the military, and across the United States.
  • Retirees receive Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2021) – Two notable retirees received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today highlighting impactful careers and exceptional achievements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • September

    Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community effort to clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day.
  • LDP II Graduates Tackle Their Final Obstacles

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees participating in the Leadership Development Program II are climbing their way to new levels of leadership progression as they get closer to graduating from the year long program. But first, they need to tackle a few remaining obstacles.