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  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • June

    District dangles training dummy to get smart on confined space safety

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (June 14, 2018) – Instructors dangled a training dummy deep inside the Old Hickory Dam Hydropower Plant today making it possible for 19 employees to get smart on safety procedures and emergency rescue operations in confined spaces.
  • 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 hosts ‘First Responders Day’ at Old Hickory Dam

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2018) – What would happen if a towboat and barge were commandeered and its hijackers threatened public safety while inside a Corps of Engineers navigation lock? First responders wrestled with this potential scenario during a tabletop exercise at Old Hickory Dam today.
  • September

    Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tenn., and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky.
  • August

    Nashville District prepares for remnants of Hurricane Harvey

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Aug. 31, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is preparing for heavy rainfall in areas of the lower Cumberland River Basin from remnants of Hurricane Harvey, and is managing the release of water from dams throughout the Cumberland Basin to reduce flood risk.
  • April

    Hydropower experts generate information exchange in Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2017) – More than 100 hydropower experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, Southeastern Power Administration, and private power supply companies benefited from an exchange of information during the 40th Annual Joint Hydropower Conference April 19-20 at the Inn at Opryland.
  • August

    Nashville District recognizes fleet achievements ahead of reorganization

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The repair fleet in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, a mainstay of the Twin Rivers since the 1800s when crews first began opening the region’s waterways to navigation onboard canoes, flatboats and keelboats, is marking the end of an era as people and resources are reorganized into a regional light fleet Oct. 1, 2016.
  • June

    National Guard conducts security assistance exercise at Old Hickory Dam

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) – Tennessee National Guard soldiers set up road blocks and patrolled nearby the Old Hickory Dam Powerhouse this morning to protect the facility during a security assistance exercise in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • March

    Commentary: Dam safety at Old Hickory Dam is Corps' priority

    CINCINNATI - Dam Safety is a crucial mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in particular, the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division – the Division I currently Command. I have heard the concerns from the public about the proposed quarry on non-federal property adjacent to Old Hickory Dam. I want to assure everyone that my Corps dam safety professionals have thoroughly evaluated the quarry’s proposal to ensure that Old Hickory Dam will not be harmed. I am neither for, nor against the quarry – I am only for the safety of Old Hickory and the safety of the public affected by Old Hickory.
  • December

    Team prepares for the worst with emergency management training

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2015) – The Cumberland River Operations Center at OId Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn., recently served as a training ground for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Crisis Action Team.
  • November

    Commentary: Corps of Engineers takes Old Hickory dam safety seriously

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2015) -- A limestone rock quarry has been proposed on private land adjacent to Old Hickory Lock and Dam, which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District.
  • February

    Division leadership program emphasizes ‘thinking regionally’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2015) – “Thinking regionally” and understanding organizational structures, missions and leadership perspectives is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Regional Leadership Development Program sent its participants to the Nashville District in Music City this week.
  • Gillespie named December 2014 employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2014) – Jennifer Gillespie, a realty assistant, Management and Disposal Branch, Real Estate Division, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2014.
  • November

    Fort Campbell soldier embraces future with Nashville District

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 24, 2014) – A Fort Campbell soldier and electronics technician who sustained multiple injuries during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan is making the most of an internship and job opportunity with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • May

    Nashville District garners teacher externship of the year award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Academy of Science and Engineering at Stratford STEM Magnet High School garnered the Externship of the Year Award during the 2014 Academies of Nashville Awards hosted by the chamber of commerce May 12 at Rocketown on 4th Avenue.
  • 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.
  • March

    STEM freshmen learn their lesson at Old Hickory Dam

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – More than 20 ninth graders from Stratford STEM Magnet High School received educational lessons about water management on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, ecosystems for big rivers and small streams, hydropower operations, navigation and water safety on a field trip Feb. 27 at Old Hickory Dam.
  • May

    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.