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  • September

    Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community effort to clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day.
  • July

    Old Hickory Lake shoreline project addresses erosion nearby slave cemetery

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2021) – Maintenance personnel onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois removed vegetation and stabilized a section of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake this week to address erosion issues nearby the historic Rock Castle Slave Cemetery, an important cultural resource in the community.
  • May

    Cheatham Lock helps fuel Middle Tennessee in wake of pipeline shutdown

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 24, 2021) – With the recent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened up Cheatham Lock despite restrictions during scheduled maintenance so barges destined to fuel Middle Tennessee could navigate up the Cumberland River to Nashville terminals.
  • Barkley Powerplant transforms its switchyard

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (May 20, 2021) – The Barkley Powerplant is transforming its switchyard with the delivery of two 90-ton transformers Wednesday via a barge on the Cumberland River.
  • 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.
  • October

    Floating barge with air curtain burner incinerates Lake Cumberland debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2020) – A new floating barge equipped with an air curtain burner began incinerating debris on Lake Cumberland this week, a move that will increase the efficiency of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District team charged with debris removal operations onboard the PRIDE of the Cumberland.
  • September

    Cub Scouts spruce up Cheatham Lake for National Public Lands Day

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2020) – Cub Scouts and parents from Pack 503 volunteered to spruce up Cheatham Lake Sept. 19 in support of National Public Lands Day.
  • July

    USACE campground sports new Splash Pad for fun and excitement

    JAMESTOWN, KY. (July 28, 2020) The word is out. One of the best way to beat the heat in the Lake Cumberland summer sun is to splash the day away in the refreshing sprinkles of a splash pad.
  • 101st ABN DIV Engineers and USACE Nashville District partner to load at Lock C for JRTC Rotation

    INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. (Jul 21, 2020) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in partnership with Fort Campbell Ky., recently completed a $2 million project to upgrade the Lock C location on the Cumberland River in Indian Mound, Tenn. Upon completion of the project, USACE handed over operational control to the post.
  • 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.
  • USACE Nashville District Hosts Leadership Training at Lock C in Indian Mound Tenn.

    INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. (July 13, 2020) -- Something huge made a commotion in the water, sending ripples in every direction, and making the hair on your skin stand on end.
  • June

    Marker highlights historical relevance of navigation lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2020) – The city of Nashville unveiled a historical marker today at the site of a navigation lock that went operational in 1907 to tame the Cumberland River, but where only remnants of its stonework remain visible on the shoreline.
  • Corps completes Loyall Slide Repair Project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has completed work to repair a slope above the Cumberland River diversion channel in Loyall, Kentucky, a project that included the reinterment of an American Revolutionary War soldier.
  • 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.
  • February

    Commentary: Engineers building strong legacy as pioneers of progress

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2020) – We just celebrated National Engineers Week and recognized Nashville District’s engineers as the region’s problem solvers, committed to serving a higher purpose, and building on a strong legacy as pioneers of progress.
  • Corps crane operators complete crane proficiency training

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Feb 3, 2020) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently completed required 100-ton Crane Proficiency Certification training at Barkley Lock. All the employees currently have completed 50-ton certifications and operate cranes around the district.
  • October

    Harlan Flood Control Project dedicated 20 years ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Officials dedicated the Harlan Flood Control Project 20 years ago today, culminating over a decade undertaking to provide the maximum level of flood protection to the towns of Harlan, Baxter, Loyall and Rio Vista in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  • Sections of bio acoustic fish fence submerged at Barkley Lock

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2019) – Crews are submerging and installing sections of a bio acoustic fish fence on the downstream side of Barkley Lock this week as part of an experiment to deter the passage of Asian carp with a wall of bubbles, sound and light.
  • September

    Corps employees partner with EK PRIDE and community to remove trash from Lake Cumberland

    BURNSIDE, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2019) – Extreme temperatures and a beautiful day on the water greeted volunteers who showed up Saturday in Somerset and Monticello to help clean up trash and debris from Lake Cumberland and its shoreline.
  • August

    Corps STEAMs ahead partnering with METRO Teachers at annual symposium

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2019) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District interacted with teachers during the Metro Nashville Public School district’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics In-Service Symposium today at Stratford STEM Magnet School.