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  • January

    Carmen named District Employee of the Month for December 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2014) -- Sondra Carmen, a park ranger and environmental protection specialist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Dale Hollow Lake in Celina, Tenn., is the District Employee of the Month for December 2013.
  • Burnham named District Employee of the Month for November 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Ben Burnham, a maintenance engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s East Tennessee River Area Office in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the District Employee of the Month for November 2013.
  • Retired lock operator recalls rich history of navigation at Hales Bar

    JASPER, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2014) — The decommissioned Hales Bar Navigation Lock is crumbling and in an obvious state of disrepair, but remains a historical landmark here on the bank of the Tennessee River for all boat captains who pass by it. A retired lock operator who served there a half a century ago visited recently to recall the days of old when the project operated in pristine condition and it was his job to lock through vessels delivering commerce up and down the waterway.
  • December

    Kentucky Lock gets new tow haulage unit

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2013) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees completed the Tow Haulage Unit Replacement Project at Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Ky., Dec. 5, 2013. They finished the work on time and the navigation lock has resumed 24-hour operations.
  • Barkley Unit 1 generator is back in operation after major repairs

    KUTTAWA, Ky., (Dec. 6, 2013) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Barkley Hydropower Plant Unit 1 here is back in operation after a phase-to-ground fault caused a fire that damaged the 32.5 Megawatt generator stator windings in Dec. 19, 2010.
  • October

    Columbus’ replica ships Nina, Pinta transit aging Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Out of the darkness on Sunday evening, Oct. 20, 2013, what appeared to be two 500-plus year-old vessels quietly and slowly approached the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Chickamauga Lock.
  • September

    Nashville District retirees share pride in service to region, Corps, nation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2013) -- As the Oct. 16 date for the Nashville District Fall Retiree Luncheon approaches, a recent effort to assist a former employee serves as a reminder of the pride in service shared among U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retirees.
  • Corps park ranger rescues drowning teenager in Martins Fork Lake

    SMITH, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2013) – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park ranger rescued a drowning teenager in Martins Fork Lake over the Labor Day weekend.
  • August

    Nashville District works with partners on engineering solutions at Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is collaborating with industry, West Virginia University, Engineering Research and Development Center and Tennessee Valley Authority to find a better solution to unacceptable deterioration around Chickamauga Lock’s discharge ports that cannot be dewatered.
  • Kentucky Lock lower miter gates are beehive of activity

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2013) – The 91-foot tall lower miter gates at Kentucky Lock was a beehive of activity today as workmen assembled wraparound scaffolding in preparation for making needed repairs on the gates.
  • Nashville District celebrates its 125th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating 125 years of service to the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins and to the Nation that began when the district was created Aug. 18, 1888 under the command of Lt. Col. John W. Barlow.
  • MG Michael Walsh visits Nashville District

    Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was “quite impressed” with his visit to Nashville District July 31, and Aug. 1.
  • July

    Rader named District Employee of the Month for May 2013

    Sharon Rader, legal assistant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Office of Counsel, is the District Employee of the Month for May 2013.
  • Electromagnetic particle ring passes through Kentucky Lock on circuitous journey

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 16, 2013) – A 50-foot electromagnetic particle ring passed a milestone July 16, 2013 on its circuitous journey from Long Island, N.Y., to Chicago as it exited the Kentucky Lock operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • June

    Enjoy your holiday, play it safe, and return home alive

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has recorded six water-related fatalities on its lakes since May 11, 2013. Five drowned, with alcohol use suspected in one death; one died when a vessel ran aground; none were wearing life jackets.
  • James named District Employee of the Month for April 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2013) – Jamie James, a project manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District Project Management Division, is the District Employee of the Month for April 2013.
  • Mekong River Commission members visit Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2013) – Eleven members of the Mekong River Commission were briefed on how management of operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers affect Mississippi River operations during their June 18-19, 2013 visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • 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.
  • May

    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.
  • 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.