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  • April

    First responders work through security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2019) – First responders worked through a security scenario at J. Percy Priest Dam today to open communication channels and facilitate awareness of possible threats to infrastructure operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • May

    Coast Guard admiral tours Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 4, 2018) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s incoming assistant commandant toured Chickamauga Lock today to see where physical expansion of concrete causes structural deficiencies, and observe how ongoing excavation of the riverbed is making way for construction of a new navigation lock to improve access to the upper reaches of the Tennessee River Basin.
  • 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.
  • April

    Coast Guard, National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs

    NEW ORLEANS (April 6, 2015) – The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day.
  • September

    Coast Guard wants boaters to be safe before leaving the dock

    Before casting off from the dock, U.S. Coast Guard officials want boaters to be cautious and prepared to make the cruise more enjoyable and to reduce the risk of incidents on the water.
  • May

    U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

    Almost 71 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, with 84 percent of those victims not reported as wearing a life jacket. Approximately 14 percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction. The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats, personal watercraft and cabin motorboats.
  • August

    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.