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  • 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.
  • Retiree Bob Sneed receives Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award

    RIDGETOP, Tenn. (June 8 2018) – The retired water manager best known for overseeing water releases during the May 2010 flood of the Cumberland River received the Distinguished Civilian Employee Recognition Award today during the Engineer Day Picnic at Smiley Hollow.
  • January

    Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
  • April

    Nashville District celebrates Earth Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated members of the public today about clean power, sustainability, water quality and environmental stewardship.
  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.
  • November

    Water managers test water quality during Hydropower operation

    HERMITAGE, Tenn., -- Water quality experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers checked water quality conditions in spillway and hydropower release from J. Percy Priest Dam Nov. 10, 2014.
  • October

    Stakeholders collaborate for good health of Stones River watershed

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2014) – Federal, state, local and private interests met at Patterson Park Community Center today to collaborate and work together for a healthier Stones River watershed.
  • 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.
  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School recognizes support of Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2014) – Officials at Stratford STEM Magnet High School recognized the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during its “Student, Parent and Partner Success Celebration” held today at the school.
  • 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.
  • September

    Nashville District participates in the 2013 World Water Monitoring Challenge™

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16. 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers at Old Hickory Lake in conjunction with National Public Lands Day got their hands wet Sept. 2-13 collecting water quality data for the 2013 World Water Monitoring Challenge™.
  • August

    Nashville District celebrates its 125th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating 125 years of service to the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins and to the Nation that began when the district was created Aug. 18, 1888 under the command of Lt. Col. John W. Barlow.
  • Lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty without Twin Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2012) – The lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty today if not for the water storage reservoirs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries that provide a stream of water management benefits.
  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2012) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam today to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.
  • September

    Corps opens sluice gate to improve oxygen in water at Dale Hollow Dam

    CELINA, Tenn. (Sept. 2, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened a sluice gate at the Dale Hollow Dam today to supplement hydropower releases with additional oxygen and water quality.