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  • October

    Maintenance inspection on track at Laurel River Dam

    LONDON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2013) – A team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District electrical and mechanical engineers are conducting a two-year required maintenance inspection at the Laurel River Dam.
  • September

    Electricians at Wolf Creek Power Plant complete fix on a differential

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees from the Wolf Creek Power Plant and the Electronic Service Section have completed repairs to generator number three following an electrical ground fault shutdown of the generator.
  • August

    Kentucky Lock lower miter gates are beehive of activity

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2013) – The 91-foot tall lower miter gates at Kentucky Lock was a beehive of activity today as workmen assembled wraparound scaffolding in preparation for making needed repairs on the gates.
  • Nashville District celebrates its 125th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating 125 years of service to the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins and to the Nation that began when the district was created Aug. 18, 1888 under the command of Lt. Col. John W. Barlow.
  • July

    ‘PRIDE of the Cumberland’ keeps Lake Cumberland free of debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (July 24, 2013) – The “PRIDE of the Cumberland,” a vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District is hard at work keeping Lake Cumberland 101 miles of shorelines and waterways clean and free of logs, trash and debris.
  • Corps helps prepare future engineering students at Tennessee State University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2013) – 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 9 through July 7, 2013.
  • May

    USACE-TVA 80-year partnership a definite plus for Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2013) -- Although creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Congressional Act on May 18, 1933 relieved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of most of its role in developing the economic potential of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, the Corps retained a development and operational role on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
  • Nashville District providing hydropower with aging equipment, rehabs underway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District produces about $40 million annual revenue by converting water’s energy into 3.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 28 generators at its nine Hydropower Plants in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • Heritage Elementary STEM students fascinated with Corps Water Works

    WHITEHOUSE, Tenn. (May 8, 2013) – Students and teachers from the Heritage Elementary School recently had a chance to learn about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water works.
  • April

    Officials say Lake Cumberland on the rise with barrier wall complete

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 19, 2013) – During a completion ceremony today in the Russell Springs Auditorium and Natatorium, a live feed of the last concrete placement on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam drew applause from dignitaries, stakeholders and citizens in attendance.
  • Bounds and Henry named Nashville District Employees of the Month for March 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marlon Bounds and Darryl Henry both mechanics on the fleet at the Cumberland River Operations Center are named as the employee of the month for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District for March 2013.
  • March

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officers earn Water Safety Award

    MONTECELLO, Ky. (March 13, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District representatives presented Officers from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource with the Great Lakes and Ohio Division 2012 Water Safety Award.
  • Lake Cumberland park rangers recognized for decades of work

    SOMERSET, Ky. (March 13, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District personnel at Lake Cumberland unveiled an honorary display wall today to commemorate the service of park rangers during a ceremony at the Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center.
  • Nashville District deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, officiated and promoted Maj. Patrick Dagon to lieutenant colonel here at a ceremony attended by his family and district employees at the headquarters building.
  • Nashville District completes Wolf Creek Dam barrier wall

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (March 6, 2013) – Construction workers placed concrete for the last pile today, which completes the underground barrier wall and paves the way for raising the Lake Cumberland pool level. It is the last of 1,197 piles that are approximately four feet in diameter and extend 275 feet from near the top of the dam into bedrock below the foundation of the 4,000-foot long embankment of Wolf Creek Dam.
  • February

    Corps hosts University of Tennessee Martin students at Lake Barkley

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees at the Lake Barkley Resource Center, Lock and Dam hosted Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math tour today.
  • Dale Hollow Dam plugs into its own power source

    CELINA, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District electricians at Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River are plugging into the dam’s power source as part of a sustainability program initiative.
  • December

    University of Miami-Ohio graduate students submit designs for proposed Lake Cumberland marina

    Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2012) – In a real-world class assignment, four University of Miami-Ohio graduate students prepared architectural designs for a new proposed marina at Lake Cumberland, Ky., and submitted them to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today.
  • October

    Nashville District names its employee of the month for August 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2012) - John Schnebelen, safety technician at Wolf Creek Dam’s Resident Engineer Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2012.
  • August

    Nashville District announces employees of the month for June 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Park Rangers Brian Mangrum and Charlotte Stenger are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employees of the Month for June 2012.