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  • May

    Cheatham Lock helps fuel Middle Tennessee in wake of pipeline shutdown

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 24, 2021) – With the recent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened up Cheatham Lock despite restrictions during scheduled maintenance so barges destined to fuel Middle Tennessee could navigate up the Cumberland River to Nashville terminals.
  • March

    Corps will dig dry conditions with finished Kentucky Lock cofferdam

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (March 24, 2021) – The cofferdam at the Kentucky Lock Addition Project is finished, a milestone that paves the way for downstream excavation work to prepare the site for construction of the remaining portion of the new lock chamber.
  • Wilson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2021) – Bradley Wilson, lock and dam equipment mechanic at Pickwick Lock on the Tennessee River in Counce, Tennessee, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2021.
  • February

    Chief of engineers visits Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The 55th chief of engineers visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project on the Tennessee River today to meet with project managers and engineers and gain a better understanding of ongoing construction of a new lock chamber.
  • December

    General gets rundown on challenges impacting Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited the Kentucky Lock Addition Project Wednesday for a status update and rundown of challenges the project delivery team has faced, especially with high water impacts.
  • 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.
  • July

    Monolithic effort to construct lock chamber heats up

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 23, 2020) – A monolithic effort to construct a navigation chamber at the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project is heating up where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has already placed 19,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than 700 tons of reinforcing steel.
  • June

    Marker highlights historical relevance of navigation lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2020) – The city of Nashville unveiled a historical marker today at the site of a navigation lock that went operational in 1907 to tame the Cumberland River, but where only remnants of its stonework remain visible on the shoreline.
  • March

    Griffin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March. 31, 2020) – Zach Griffin, junior level structural engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division, Structural Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for February 2020.
  • February

    McConkey named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Chrystal McConkey, a maintenance control technician, assigned to the Operations Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month of January 2020.
  • Final concrete shell placement sets project back on critical path

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2020) – The final concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock for the downstream cofferdam, which also forms the new lock wall, took place today, a milestone that put the construction project back on track.
  • 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.
  • November

    Assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits project, engages workforce

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2019) – The assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works visited the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project today in Chattanooga, Tenn., then jetted to Music City for a town hall meeting to engage with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District workforce.
  • October

    General lauds project manager for piloting Joint Risk Register

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2019) – The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division lauded the project manager for the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project this week for piloting a program called the “Joint Risk Register.”
  • Division commander receives Nashville District overview

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2019) – The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited the Nashville District this week for a district overview and project updates. It is the general’s first trip to the district since taking command of the division July 12, 2019.
  • August

    Fiber optic installation sheds light on valuable partnership

    An ongoing project to install fiber optic cable to increase bandwidth and data transmission speeds is shedding light on how two federal agencies are partnering to reduce costs and improve communications.
  • 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.
  • May

    Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • 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.”
  • September

    Fleeman named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2018) – Judi Fleeman, program analyst at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Tennessee River Navigation Area’s East Tennessee Section at Fort Loudoun Lock in Lenoir City, Tenn., is the employee of the month for July 2018.