District Digest News Stories

Tag: Alabama
  • June

    Western Regulatory Field Office calls balls and strikes for equitable customer service

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2023) – Customer service may not immediately inspire thoughts about the regulatory arm of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nashville District. But customer service is precisely what the Western Regulatory Field Office in Decatur, Ala. provides through the permitting process.
  • September

    Antiterrorism month is over, but remaining vigilant must continue

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2022) – Antiterrorism Month is over, but remaining vigilant must continue throughout the year to protect important infrastructure projects and recreation facilities, and to safeguard employees and visitors at Corps Lakes.
  • March

    Regulatory Program facilitates environmental stewardship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2022) – Ever wonder what federal agency provides regulatory oversight of commercial and private development affecting wetlands and waterways? The answer is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which facilitates environmental stewardship through its Regulatory Program.
  • August

    Nashville District Divers and the Maintenance Support Team work together to replace 18-ton debris screens at Wilson Lock

    FLORENCE, Ala. (Aug 12, 2020) – A stoic, bearded man with tree trunk arms breathed steadily as he calmed his mind for the dangerous task to come.
  • Fiber optic installation sheds light on valuable partnership

    An ongoing project to install fiber optic cable to increase bandwidth and data transmission speeds is shedding light on how two federal agencies are partnering to reduce costs and improve communications.
  • November

    Power team recognized as Army safety guardians

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The U.S. Army recognized team members from the Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant as Army safety guardians today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters.
  • July

    Nashville District digs historic role building new passageway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – If you dig history, you’ll love how engineers excavated nearly 100-million dump truck loads of soil to connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers, opening a new passageway to the Gulf of Mexico in 1985.
  • August

    Mississippi River Commission gains fresh perspective of Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2015) – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.
  • May

    Corps of Engineers dewaters Wilson Lock for maintenance operations

    FLORENCE, Ala. (May 20, 2015) – The Wilson Navigational Lock is dry for five weeks while maintenance crews dewater, inspect and repair underwater components.
  • August

    Dive team demonstrates its quick-response capability

    COUNCE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2014) – When a gate at Pickwick Lock malfunctioned early this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Dive Team demonstrated its quick-response capability when it organized a dive into the lock to troubleshoot the situation just hours after being notified.
  • Same service but new location for Western Regulatory Field Office

    DECATUR, Ala. (Aug. 1, 2014) – The Nashville District’s Western Regulatory Field Office relocated this week to a new location in Decatur, Ala. Its staff assists with processing permits pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act in the Tennessee River Basin from Guntersville Dam to Kentucky Dam.
  • February

    Askew named District Employee of the Month for December 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Clay Askew, a lock electrician at Wilson Lock in Florence, Ala., and a previous lock electrician at Guntersville Lock in Huntsville, Ala., is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for December 2012.
  • September

    Nashville District announces employee of the month for July 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2013) Porter Williams, a planner in the Project Planning Branch of Planning, Programs, and Project Management Delivery, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2012.
  • October

    Tennessee River locking operations keep America's economy in ship shape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2011) – There are nine locks on the Tennessee River that the Nashville District operates, but there are four that are crucial to day-to-day commerce of the United States in Northern Alabama and Southwest Tennessee. Operators at the Pickwick, Wilson, Wheeler and Guntersville Locks move tons of cargo through their locks on a daily basis.
  • March

    Jesse James stole Corps payroll 130 years ago today

    If direct deposit had existed 130 years ago today, history could have been changed. That’s when famed outlaw Jesse James robbed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers payroll being delivered by horseback just two-miles shy of reaching employees at Blue Water Camp in Alabama.