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  • 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.
  • Corps employees learn to operate heavy equipment

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Operations Division personnel attended a three-day class learning how to operate and maneuver various types of heavy equipment at the Cordell Hull Resource Managers Office.
  • July

    Bio-acoustic fish fence expected to be operational this fall

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 30, 2019) – An experimental project designed to deter Asian carp from entering Lake Barkley is underway. Officials addressed stakeholders and media today on the deployment of the bio-acoustic fish fence on the downstream side of the navigation lock and evaluation of the system’s ability to deter the movement of these fish.
  • June

    International team visits Tennessee for water development initiative

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2019) – An international team from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam visited the Tennessee and Cumberland River Systems last week at the invitation of the United States in support of water development in the Lower Mekong River Basin.
  • General Toy story culminates in Nashville District with legacy of 'Taking Care of People'

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (June 4, 2019) – The commander of the U.S. Army Great Lakes and Rivers Division made his final visit to the Nashville District before relinquishing command next month. The general received project updates and took time to recognize employees for excellence in reinforcing a legacy of “Taking Care of People,” an important component of workforce readiness and ultimately mission accomplishment.
  • May

    Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • April

    District hosts ‘Bring Your Family to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2019) – Bringing kids to work is not just for kids anymore. Employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District just included spouses and parents in what is now being dubbed “Bring Your Family to Work Day.”
  • March

    Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old Hickory Dam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in operation.
  • February

    Wolf Creek Power Plant staff accomplishes rare uplifting repair action

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant staff recently accomplished an extremely rare uplifting repair action to fix one of the plant’s power units.
  • October

    Corps team navigates Cumberland River to celebrate Districts’ 130th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees, family members and retirees participated in a canoe, kayak, and boat voyage down the Cumberland River in celebration of the district’s 130th Anniversary.
  • Boy Scouts spruce up Cheatham Lake for National Public Lands Day

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2018) – Local Boy Scout Pack 503 partnered with park rangers today to mulch flower beds, trim pollinator plants, and pick up trash around the Cheatham Lake Resource Manager’s Office.
  • June

    Corps mentors Tennessee State University STEM students at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has partnered with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 18 through June 28 on the campus of TSU.
  • Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at fishing rodeo

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2018) – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment today during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.
  • May

    Corps encourages boating safety during Memorial Weekend, National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 22, 2018 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is proud to promote National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, the official launch of the 2018 Safe Boating Campaign and encourage boaters to wear their life jackets and practice water safety. This yearlong campaign promotes the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters.
  • Corps employees use ingenuity to collect debris, trash on Lake Cumberland

    SOMERSET, KY (May 9, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from the Nashville District have engineered a solution to help improve and maintain access at a sometimes debris-clogged Waitsboro recreation and boat launch area.
  • April

    Girl Scouts volunteer for Earth Day event at Cheatham Lake

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2018) – Local Girl Scouts joined park rangers at Cheatham Lake today for Earth Day activities, and their volunteer work contributed toward earning a Community Service badge.
  • Lake Cumberland recreation season kicks off with Trout Trot

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (April 26, 2018) – The 2018 recreation season kicked off at Lake Cumberland April 14 with nearly 100 registered participants braving the rain at the third annual Trout Trot 5K held at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Kendall Recreation Area below Wolf Creek Dam.
  • March

    Employees engineer ‘fun’ learning activities for ‘Bring Your Kids to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 30, 2018) – Some very accomplished employees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently engineered “fun” learning activities for “Bring Your Kids to Work Day.”
  • February

    Nashville District holds high water tabletop exercise

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Crisis Management Team held a water management tabletop exercise today to walk through a simulated high-water event within the Cumberland River Basin in Middle Tennessee.
  • Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the 'Old Locks'

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Using wood coffer dams, primitive hand tools, A-frames and even animals to haul in supplies and stone blocks on tracks from nearby rock quarries, Army engineers constructed 15 navigation locks in the late 1800s and early 1900s to tame the Cumberland River for steamboats moving people and commerce throughout the region a century ago.