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  • November

    Center Hill Dam featured in National Inventory of Dams rollout

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2021) – The National Inventory of Dams is being updated at the end of the year and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to feature Center Hill Dam in a video as part of its rollout with the public.
  • 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.
  • September

    Lake Barkley park ranger garners interpretive excellence award

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2020) – A Lake Barkley park ranger recently garnered the 2020 Interpretive Excellence Award from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
  • Heesaker is the July 2020 Employee of the month

    District leadership recognizes Heesaker for his excellent performance assisting in the overall administration of contracts for operations, maintenance, and renovations of buildings, grounds, utilities and recreation facilities. He also implements the quality assurance program for a contract valued at over $1 million supporting recreation and environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • 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.
  • June

    Nashville District reopening beaches, picnic shelters in Kentucky June 29

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening additional Corps-managed day use recreation areas and amenities within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky June 29, 2020.
  • Nashville District beaches, picnic shelters in Tennessee reopening June 12

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening additional Corps-managed day use recreation areas and amenities on June 12, 2020.
  • May

    Nashville District opening campgrounds, recreation areas in June

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1, 2020.
  • Center Hill Recreation Area opens today

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (May 8, 2020) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Center Hill Recreation Area, located adjacent to Center Hill Dam, is once again opening for public use beginning Friday, May 8, 2020.  Center Hill Recreation Area has been closed since 2008 as a result of construction activities related to the Center Hill Dam Rehabilitation Project.
  • Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • March

    Protecting recreating public, government personnel driving force behind closures due to COVID-19

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2020) -- As America confronts the challenges of COVID-19, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest priority. To further protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds will remain closed or immediately begin an orderly shutdown.
  • Nashville District provides update for 2020 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) – In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking the following precautionary measures to assist public health efforts  to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • 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.
  • Center Hill Lake levels rising for 2020 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has received approval to return Center Hill Lake to normal operations, which means that lake levels will be on the rise for the upcoming recreation season.
  • January

    Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and preparing for the start of the fishing season with a little help from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers.
  • July

    Park rangers emphasize ‘water safety’ at Wilderness Day Camp

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2019) – Park rangers at Dale Hollow Lake recently teamed up with partner agencies to emphasize the importance of water safety with youngsters attending the Seventh Annual Wilderness Day Camp along the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam in Celina, Tenn.
  • Leftwich named employee of the Month for May 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (JULY. 15, 2019) – Matt Leftwich, project facilities manager at Dale Hollow Lake, Operations Division in Celina, Tenn., is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2019.
  • June

    Commentary: Nashville District hosts teacher externship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2019) – For the past decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has been consistently stepping up its STEM initiatives in our area schools. From tours of our projects (to include locks and dams) to career fairs and student job shadows, we have provided excellent opportunities to publicly showcase what we do as it relates to STEM.
  • January

    Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • December

    Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for holiday message

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2018) – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday safety message with Bobber the Water Safety Dog in Middle Tennessee.