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  • January

    Cumberland River Aquatic Center flexes its mussels with Corps mitigation dollars

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) – It took 12 years, but a $750,000 mitigation effort culminated in late 2020 that helped the Cumberland River Aquatic Center to propagate mussels and other aquatic species.
  • 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.
  • December

    Middle Tennessee Youth Help Manage Deer Population on Public Land

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District staff at Cordell Hull Lake held the project’s annual youth deer hunt Dec. 1-2 at Defeated Creek and Tailwater Recreation Areas.
  • August

    Stream restoration underway with Roaring River Dam removal

    JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2017) – The removal of Roaring River Dam is underway, a multi-organizational stream restoration effort that will reconnect aquatic species and make recreation safer near the low head dam that is at risk of failing and no longer needed as a fish barrier.
  • June

    Kids catch plenty of fun corralling trout at fishing rodeo

    CELINA, Tenn. (June 10, 2017) – Kids caught plenty of fun today while corralling 2,000 nine-inch rainbow trout and 10 large display rainbow and brook trout released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery during the 20th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.
  • Hendricks Creek Marina achieves ‘Clean Marina’ status

    BURKESVILLE, Ky. (June 7, 2017) – Hendricks Creek Marina here on Dale Hollow Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.
  • December

    Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Nurturing baby American Bald Eagles in a man-made crib atop a 23-foot tower seems like a tall tale, but that is exactly how biologists carried out a conservation plan in the late 1980s to restore the nation’s symbol to the upper Cumberland region.
  • April

    Local, state, federal agencies continue building Tennessee Silver Jackets partnership

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (April 9, 2014) – Local, state and federal agencies met at Old Hickory Dam today to collaborate and facilitate partnerships being developed in Tennessee in the Silver Jackets program, which promotes cohesive solutions and synchronizes plans and policies.
  • Soldiers take aim at recovery in Center Hill Lake wild turkey hunt

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 13, 2012) – A wild turkey hunt at Center Hill Lake today gave soldiers rehabilitating from war wounds the opportunity to put aside the stresses associated with the every-day grind of physical and mental therapy while recovering at Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • September

    Students learn valuable environmental lessons at Dale Hollow Lake

    CELINA, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2011) – Students have been learning valuable environmental lessons this week at the 33rd Annual Environmental Education Camp here at Dale Hollow Lake.
  • June

    Mitchell Creek Marina achieves 'Clean Marina' status

    Allons, Tenn. (June 3, 2011) – Mitchell Creek Marina here on Dale Hollow Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.
  • May

    Corps teams up with Nature Conservancy on mussel protection, restoration

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2011) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville and Memphis Districts teamed up today with The Nature Conservancy to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding that focuses and coordinates freshwater mussel protection and restoration across Tennessee.
  • Tennessee governor signs Safe Boating Week proclamation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2011) -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a brief ceremony at the Capitol today to highlight his Proclamation for Safe Boating Week, which is May 21-27, 2011.