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  • June

    Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.
  • May

    Hancock named Nashville District’s March employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) – Jeff Hancock, park ranger and natural resource protection specialist with the Operations Division at Lake Barkley, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for March 2016.
  • February

    Customer service at lakes improving with ‘Shoreline SharePoint’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 29, 2016) – Customer service for landowners at Corps of Engineers lakes is being improved thanks to the ingenuity of several employees who recently developed an online program called Shoreline SharePoint, an online resource to electronically file permit applications.
  • Come see what a Nashville District lake has to offer this summer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2016) – In just a few months it will be time to get wet, sunbathe, fish, hike, camp and go boating at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lake. Vacationers and locals alike are encouraged to come see what the 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin have to offer this summer.
  • January

    Corps employees go to new heights to protect each other

    CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2015) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently went to new heights to prevent accidents by completing fall and rescue protection training.
  • November

    Corps of Engineers dewaters Barkley Lock for maintenance operations

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District re-opened the Barkley Lock today after dewatering the lock for major repair and maintenance.
  • April

    Life Jacket is your best ‘security blanket’ when boating

    “Did you know most car accidents occur within five miles of your home? That's why I moved!” Comedian Jay Leno used this joke in one of his opening monologues several years ago. Since then, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it. The trouble is accidents are no laughing matter and they usually happen when you least expect it.
  • November

    Corps of Engineers waives day use fees for vets on Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This includes areas the Nashville District operates within the Cumberland River Basin.
  • September

    Coast Guard wants boaters to be safe before leaving the dock

    Before casting off from the dock, U.S. Coast Guard officials want boaters to be cautious and prepared to make the cruise more enjoyable and to reduce the risk of incidents on the water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Barkley hydropower rehabilitation gets a 270-ton lift

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2012) – Work crews here at Barkley Power Plant removed a 270-ton rotor assembly today from a crippled hydropower unit damaged 18 months ago by an electrical fire. The heavy lift enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to move forward with the generator’s rehabilitation.
  • June

    Lake Barkley open house, tours of power plant, lock are well received

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (June 23, 2012)—The first Lake Barkley Resource Management Office Open House and public tours of the Barkley Power Plant and Navigation Lock in nearly 11 years were held today to better inform the public about the benefits these facilities provide to the nation. Public access to these U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District areas had been restricted since the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
  • March

    Lakes gain merit for significant water safety programs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2012) – Despite tightened project budgets and limited resources, two Nashville District lakes were nationally and internationally recognized recently for their staffs’ creative and resourceful efforts to increase public safety during the 2011 recreation season.
  • September

    Volunteers spruce up Nashville District properties for National Public Lands Day

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 26, 2011) — Hundreds of volunteers gathered at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District properties Sept. 24 to spruce up, repair, construct and refurbish public parks, forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands and cultural and historic sites.
  • August

    Mississippi River Commission tours Kentucky Lock, Barkley hydropower plant during inspection trip

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2011) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Commander, Lt. Col. James DeLapp welcomed The Mississippi River Commission and guests for a tour of the Lake Barkley Dam Power plant, and the Kentucky Lock Addition Project during a portion of their Annual Low-Water Inspection Trip Aug. 11.
  • June

    Barkley Dam improvement linked to new spill gate chains

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 16, 2011) – The horizon atop Barkley Dam features recreational activity and the intriguing contours of the lake. Conversely, the view straight down over the rails is steeped with motion as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District work crew is installing and inspecting the dam’s new spill gate chains.