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  • November

    Hatchery Creek closed below Wolf Creek Dam for final phase of renovation

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2015) -- Hatchery Creek, a short stream located behind the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, downstream of Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland in Russell County is currently closed for the final phase of construction.
  • Commentary: Corps of Engineers takes Old Hickory dam safety seriously

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2015) -- A limestone rock quarry has been proposed on private land adjacent to Old Hickory Lock and Dam, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District.
  • Imagery of 1939 flood on USACE Digital Library

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – An old photo album with historical imagery from the February 1939 flood of the Cumberland River Basin is now available to the public on the Internet in the USACE Digital Library.
  • October

    Seasoned Engineer brings maintenance, navigation experience to Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2015) – A new hire recently grabbed the helm of navigation and took charge of hydropower for the Nashville District, a move to increase oversight of navigation operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and power generation in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • 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.
  • Forum empowers Corps of Engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2015) – Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, floodplain administrators, community leaders, and technical professionals from throughout Tennessee attended the 6th Annual Tennessee Association of Floodplain Managers Conference in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Aug. 11-14, 2015.
  • July

    Air Force NCO moves up the ranks in the Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2015) – An Air Force Reserve non-commissioned officer assigned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District was recently promoted in a ceremony attended by district employees.
  • Maintainers work to fully repair drained Old Hickory Lock

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – Old Hickory Lock holds 19 million gallons of water when fully operational; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently closed it to navigation and drained it for scheduled repairs.
  • April

    Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.
  • February

    Division leadership program emphasizes ‘thinking regionally’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2015) – “Thinking regionally” and understanding organizational structures, missions and leadership perspectives is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Regional Leadership Development Program sent its participants to the Nashville District in Music City this week.
  • September

    Lake Cumberland’s 25th Annual Cleanup volunteers bag mounds of litter, debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2014) – In celebration of National Public Lands Day, 386 volunteers bagged mounds of trash and debris from five designated recreation sites during the 25th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup.
  • Nashville District showcasing historical maps from 1800s

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2014) – An 1874 military map of Middle Tennessee and 1888 map of Muscle Shoals were recently restored and replicas of them are now being showcased in the Barlow Conference Room located at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • August

    Groundbreaking kicks off Hatchery Creek project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 8, 2014) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state legislators and Russell County officials held a ceremony today marking the groundbreaking for a $1.8 million Wolf Creek Hatchery Wetland and Stream Mitigation Program project below the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
  • July

    Nashville District showcases its projects for world’s hydropower experts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2014) – During HydroVision International, the world’s largest hydro event, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District showcased its projects in Tennessee and Kentucky, which supported the professional development of conference attendees.
  • Chief of engineers highlights world’s largest hydro event

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2014) – Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander and 53rd chief of engineers, energized more than 3,000 people from over 50 countries during the keynote session of the world’s largest hydro event at Music City Center July 22.
  • Corps helps prepare STEM students at college summer program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University Engineering Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 30 through July 3 on the campus of TSU.
  • May

    Nashville District garners teacher externship of the year award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Academy of Science and Engineering at Stratford STEM Magnet High School garnered the Externship of the Year Award during the 2014 Academies of Nashville Awards hosted by the chamber of commerce May 12 at Rocketown on 4th Avenue.
  • April

    Great lakeside camping awaits visitors at Corps campgrounds in 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2014) – People who love fresh air and enjoy beautiful lakeside views should make time this year to stay at one of the 25 campgrounds nestled along the Cumberland River and its tributaries that are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • March

    STEM freshmen learn their lesson at Old Hickory Dam

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – More than 20 ninth graders from Stratford STEM Magnet High School received educational lessons about water management on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, ecosystems for big rivers and small streams, hydropower operations, navigation and water safety on a field trip Feb. 27 at Old Hickory Dam.
  • December

    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.