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  • July

    Old Hickory Lake shoreline project addresses erosion nearby slave cemetery

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2021) – Maintenance personnel onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois removed vegetation and stabilized a section of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake this week to address erosion issues nearby the historic Rock Castle Slave Cemetery, an important cultural resource in the community.
  • Sahl becomes 67th commander of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2021) – Lt. Col. Joe M. Sahl took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 67th commander of the “twin rivers” district, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • June

    McCain named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2021) – Brian McCain, district surveyor in the Engineering and Construction Division’s Survey and Mapping Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts surveying for a project in Middlesboro, Kentucky.
  • Nashville District dams saved $1.8 billion in March flooding

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2021) – The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin prevented an estimated $1.8 billion of flood damages during the late March flood event in the region.
  • May

    Officials dedicate paved exercise trail at Rockland Recreation Area

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 28, 2021) – Officials dedicated a .2-mile paved exercise trail May 25, 2021 at Rockland Recreation Area on the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake.
  • Cheatham Lock helps fuel Middle Tennessee in wake of pipeline shutdown

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 24, 2021) – With the recent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened up Cheatham Lock despite restrictions during scheduled maintenance so barges destined to fuel Middle Tennessee could navigate up the Cumberland River to Nashville terminals.
  • Barkley Powerplant transforms its switchyard

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (May 20, 2021) – The Barkley Powerplant is transforming its switchyard with the delivery of two 90-ton transformers Wednesday via a barge on the Cumberland River.
  • Ash named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2021) – Zona Ash, office administrator at the Old Hickory Resource Manager’s Office in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2021. She is recognized primarily for her efforts to reduce obsolete materials and reorganize the file room.
  • Water Management assesses water quality in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2021) – The Water Quality Team, a component of the Water Management Section within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, routinely collects water quality information at the 10 reservoir projects in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • April

    First responders coordinate actions in Center Hill Dam tabletop exercise

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 15, 2019) – First responders participated in an exercise at Center Hill Dam last week to coordinate actions that would be necessary if they had to respond to a scenario where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District could not operate the spillways during a high water event.
  • Jones named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 12, 2021) – Kristal Jones, senior contracting specialist in Nashville, Tennessee, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2021. She is recognized primarily for her hard work and expertise in soliciting a contract for a needed roof project for the Electronic Service Section building located at Old Hickory Lake.
  • March

    Corps will dig dry conditions with finished Kentucky Lock cofferdam

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (March 24, 2021) – The cofferdam at the Kentucky Lock Addition Project is finished, a milestone that paves the way for downstream excavation work to prepare the site for construction of the remaining portion of the new lock chamber.
  • Wilson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2021) – Bradley Wilson, lock and dam equipment mechanic at Pickwick Lock on the Tennessee River in Counce, Tennessee, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2021.
  • February

    Structural engineer recognized as ‘Modern-Day Technology Leader’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2021) – Officials honored a structural engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as a “Modern-Day Technology Leader” during the 35th Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ Technology Recognition Ceremony Feb. 12 in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Wiles named Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2021) – Sarah Wiles, senior geologist in the Civil Design Branch’s Geology Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2020.
  • Chief of engineers visits Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The 55th chief of engineers visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project on the Tennessee River today to meet with project managers and engineers and gain a better understanding of ongoing construction of a new lock chamber.
  • January

    Cumberland River Aquatic Center flexes its mussels with Corps mitigation dollars

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) – It took 12 years, but a $750,000 mitigation effort culminated in late 2020 that helped the Cumberland River Aquatic Center to propagate mussels and other aquatic species.
  • Cleary named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2021) – Ryan Cleary, project engineer at the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project Resident Engineer Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2020.
  • December

    General gets rundown on challenges impacting Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited the Kentucky Lock Addition Project Wednesday for a status update and rundown of challenges the project delivery team has faced, especially with high water impacts.
  • Nashville District deputy district engineer culminates impactful career

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District honored its retiring deputy district engineer yesterday. Few people were physically present due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, but more than 120 employees, leaders, and friends joined the ceremony virtually to make sure they recognized Patty Coffey’s impactful career and unique blend of strong and caring leadership.