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  • May

    It’s finally here! Nashville District kicks off 2022 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – The Nashville District officially kicks off the recreation season Memorial Day weekend. Visitors to the district’s recreation areas will notice a few changes, updates, and attractions enhancing the recreation experience.
  • Ribbon cutting celebrates enhanced access at Waitsboro Recreation Area

    SOMERSET, Ky. (May 23, 2022) – The Waitsboro recreation area cut the ribbon on a wheelchair-accessible ramp attached to a day-use shelter, providing access to an area previously inaccessible to anyone in a wheelchair or needing walking assistance.
  • April

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • February

    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.
  • January

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • September

    Nashville District participates in Tennessee State University Career Fair

    In the workplace, diversity is a key asset for success. Organizations that make diversity of background, experience, thought, and culture a priority often create an inclusive environment with increased productivity. As an organization, the Corps of Engineers actively works to recruit, hire, and retain women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities who have a background in science, technology, engineering, and math. To contribute to this mission and achieve these goals, the Nashville District participates in career fairs hosted by Tennessee State University and other historically black colleges and universities.
  • Hollowell named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Tommy Hollowell, quality assurance field lead in the Western Kentucky Resident Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts to control cost and time growth for the construction of the new Kentucky Lock on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.