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  • June

    Storage reservoirs reliable source of water supply

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2022) – The system of dams and reservoirs in the Cumberland River Basin provide flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, navigation channels, and recreation benefits. It also provides a reliable water supply source for over 70 municipal and industrial users, as well as hundreds of private users.
  • May

    Delnora asks music fans to wear life jackets at Corps Lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – In a public service announcement featuring her new song “Thankful,” singer and songwriter Delnora Reed is encouraging music fans to wear a life jacket when recreating and boating, which is the number one thing anyone can do to stay safe on the water.
  • December

    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • July

    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

    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

    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.
  • December

    Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management, commercial navigation, hydropower production, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreational opportunities.
  • August

    Deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2020) – The deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel today during a ceremony at the district’s headquarters that was also seen virtually via WebEx.
  • Corps volunteers build bluebird boxes for Corps of Engineers recreational facilities

    GORDANSVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2020) – A group of volunteers and campers recently partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers from Cordell Hull Lake to assemble bluebird boxes that will be distributed to recreational areas.
  • July

    Wigner named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Ryan Wigner, civil engineer in the Water Resources Section within the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for June 2020.
  • Berm construction completes last repair phase for dam rehabilitation

    SILVER POINT, Tenn. (July 1, 2020) – Officials celebrated completion of the last phase of repairs for the $353 million Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project today where the Corps of Engineers recently finished constructing a roller compacted concrete berm to reinforce the auxiliary dam at Center Hill Lake, a secondary earthen embankment that fills a low area in the landscape just east of the main dam.
  • June

    Nashville District beaches, picnic shelters in Tennessee reopening June 12

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening additional Corps-managed day use recreation areas and amenities on June 12, 2020.
  • May

    Nashville District opening campgrounds, recreation areas in June

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1, 2020.
  • Center Hill Recreation Area opens today

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (May 8, 2020) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Center Hill Recreation Area, located adjacent to Center Hill Dam, is once again opening for public use beginning Friday, May 8, 2020.  Center Hill Recreation Area has been closed since 2008 as a result of construction activities related to the Center Hill Dam Rehabilitation Project.
  • Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April

    Richardson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2020) Lockmaster Cory Richardson at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District assigned to the Chickamauga Lock near Chattanooga Tenn., is the employee of the month for March 2020.
  • Earth Day 2020 focuses on climate action for 50th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2020) – The first Earth Day in 1970 launched the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. On the event’s 50th Anniversary April 22, 2020, the theme is climate action. ate action.
  • March

    Griffin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March. 31, 2020) – Zach Griffin, junior level structural engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division, Structural Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for February 2020.