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  • November

    Corps of Engineers dewaters Barkley Lock for maintenance operations

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District re-opened the Barkley Lock today after dewatering the lock for major repair and maintenance.
  • Lebanon partners with Corps to study flood risk management in Bartons Creek watershed

    LEBANON, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2015) – The city of Lebanon and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a signing ceremony today that signals the beginning of a Flood Risk Management Study of the Bartons Creek watershed. The study includes Bartons and Sinking Creeks and will look at measures to reduce flood risk as well as provide the city with new flood mapping for these streams.
  • Tennessee prepared to distribute its ‘Post Disaster Guide’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2015) — The state of Tennessee is set to distribute its “Post Disaster Guide” with emergency managers across the state, officials announced today during the quarterly Silver Jackets meeting at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operations Center.
  • 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.
  • Imagery of 1939 flood on USACE Digital Library

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – An old photo album with historical imagery from the February 1939 flood of the Cumberland River Basin is now available to the public on the Internet in the USACE Digital Library.
  • October

    Center Hill historical marker dedicated

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Local community leaders and Corps officials dedicated a new Tennessee state historical marker today that highlights the technical significance of Center Hill Dam and Powerhouse and the project’s authorized purposes, which include recreation, hydropower, and flood risk reduction.
  • Cheatham repair team receives Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2015) – A repair team at Cheatham Dam received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today in recognition of the team’s work to repair the dam’s spillway bulkheads in preparation for a $9.2 million spillway gate repair contract.
  • Turbine lifted to rehabilitate hydropower unit at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Work crews lifted a turbine out of hydropower unit two at Center Hill Dam today, one of the final pieces of the disassembly process. It is the first time the 82-ton steel wheel has seen the light of day since its installation in 1950, a rare sight that makes it possible to inspect, rebuild embedded parts, and then reassemble the unit with new components.
  • September

    Students connect with Corps emergency managers on Patriot Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2015) – Students at Stratford STEM Magnet High School can’t recall where they were when the towers of the World Trade Center fell on 9-11; they were just babies, toddlers or not even born yet. Fourteen years later they spent Patriot Day touring a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Command and Control Vehicle and learning about that fateful day from a Corps member who deployed to Pier 90 in Manhattan, N.Y., in the wake of the attack.
  • Corps begins hydropower rehabilitation at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2015) – Disassembly of hydropower unit two is about to get underway at Center Hill Dam, which is the first of 28 units in the Cumberland River Basin to be rehabilitated as a result of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Southeastern Power Administration and power customers signed in August 2011 that provided a funding stream for the work.
  • August

    Nashville District names Graham employee of the month for June 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2015) – Jim Graham, electrical engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division Civil Design Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for June 2015.
  • Wilson reaches 40-year milestone onboard Motor Vessel Mississippi

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2015) – The Mississippi River Commission, several Corps of Engineers generals, and local stakeholders paused a meeting onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi Aug. 11 for the presentation of a length of service award to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District deputy for Programs and Project Management.
  • Mississippi River Commission gains fresh perspective of Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2015) – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.
  • Forum empowers Corps of Engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2015) – Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, floodplain administrators, community leaders, and technical professionals from throughout Tennessee attended the 6th Annual Tennessee Association of Floodplain Managers Conference in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Aug. 11-14, 2015.
  • Summer ranger proves to be great asset at Center Hill Lake

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Each summer Corps of Engineers park rangers go into overdrive with boat patrols, programs and events, supervision of recreation areas, shoreline management, and overall assistance to lake visitors. The many responsibilities can be overwhelming, but this year the load is lightened at Center Hill Lake thanks to the outstanding work of a summer ranger.
  • July

    Maintainers work to fully repair drained Old Hickory Lock

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – Old Hickory Lock holds 19 million gallons of water when fully operational; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently closed it to navigation and drained it for scheduled repairs.
  • Sweet partnership with McDonalds treats kids who play it safe

    DEFEATED, Tenn. (July 14, 2015) – When park rangers witness young people practicing good safety at Cordell Hull Lake this summer, they might just reward them for their efforts thanks to a sweet partnership with McDonalds.
  • June

    Nashville District names Leslie employee of the month for May 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June. 29, 2015) – Melanie Leslie, geologist in the Civil Design Branch and Engineering Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for May 2015.
  • May

    Nashville District highlights its notable projects leading into National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 29, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has two notable engineering projects to its credit in recent years to stop seepage through the embankments of Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, Ky., and Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tenn. In conjunction with National Dam Safety Awareness Day May 31, 2015, the district is highlighting the major effort it took to construct concrete barrier walls deep into the foundations of these dams.
  • Ceremony marks completion of Center Hill Dam barrier wall

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (May 18, 2015) – Officials celebrated the completion of a barrier wall in the main dam embankment of Center Hill Dam during a ceremony today at the work platform on top of the dam. The $115 million foundation barrier wall is a key component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Center Hill Dam Safety Remediation Project.