District Digest News Stories

  • 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.
  • Nashville District names Tabor of the Month for April 2022

    Justin Tabor, senior cost engineer assigned to the Technical Services Section, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2022. He is recognized primarily for his efforts as a senior cost engineer supporting the Kentucky Lock Total Project Cost Update.
  • Nashville District names Ditto Employee of the Month for March 2022

    Luke Ditto, power plant senior electronics mechanic with the Electronics Service Section, is named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2022. He is recognized primarily for his attention to safety while working at Cordell Hull Power Plant.
  • Tennessee medical personnel participate in waterborne massive causality exercise at J. Percy Priest Lake

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (June 13, 2022) — Personnel from Ascension Medical Group Saint Thomas conducted multiple mass casualty triage and evacuation incidents at Fate Sanders Marina on J. Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, Tennessee. The purpose of the exercise was to educate and field test interns in a waterborne reenactment exercise which simulated what a catastrophic boating accident with several victims would entail.
  • Team explains how it surveys Lake Cumberland’s water quality

    LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. (June 3, 2022) – A water quality team onboard a survey boat collected water samples last week from Wolf Creek Dam’s tailwater along with 12 more stations in the reservoir and major tributaries of Lake Cumberland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, Public Law 117-103, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (Act). Of the $8.3 billion in appropriations provided for the Army Civil Works program, approximately $7.9 billion is appropriated in five accounts: Investigations; Construction; Operation and Maintenance; Mississippi River and Tributaries; and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
  • Marina@Rowena celebrates Clean Marina Award

    ALBANY, Ky. (May 19, 2022)— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has awarded Marina@Rowena the Clean Marina Award for 2022. During an award ceremony held at the Marina@Rowena, May 17, 2022, Nashville District Operations Manager Michael Lapina presented the Clean Marina flag to Marina@Rowena General Manager David Dyson, which was hoisted at the main peer during the ceremony.
  • Nashville District bids farewell to its deputy commander

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2022) – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District bid farewell to the deputy commander during a ceremony today at the district headquarters.
  • STEAM students participate in Old Hickory Dam Environmental Awareness Day

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2022) — Third grade science, technology, engineering, arts and math students from Union Elementary, Sumner County magnet school, participated in Environmental Awareness Day at Old Hickory Dam.
  • April

    Corps completes Cumberland Gap Flood Plain Management Services Study

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently completed a Flood Plain Management Services Special Study of the Gap Creek Watershed for the city of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
  • 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.
  • Nashville District completes Gate City Floodplain Management Services Study

    GATE CITY, Va. (April 19, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently completed a Floodplain Management Services Special Study of Little Moccasin Creek and Big Moccasin Creek, which evaluated the continual flooding of surrounding areas of Grogan Park and Old Nickelsville Highway in Gate City, Virginia.
  • Lipscomb University students tour Old Hickory Lock & Dam

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2022)— Students from Lipscomb University toured the Old Hickory Power Plant to complete an American Society of Civil Engineers' Infrastructure Report Card as part of their assignment for this semester.
  • 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.
  • Administrative professionals ESCAPE for training

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (April 5, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District provided an “ESCAPE” last week for employees called upon to answer phones, complete personnel actions, update training records, manage equipment accounts, purchase supplies, coordinate travel, input time and attendance, and other administrative tasks in their work centers.
  • 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.