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  • April

    Girl Scouts volunteer for Earth Day event at Cheatham Lake

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2018) – Local Girl Scouts joined park rangers at Cheatham Lake today for Earth Day activities, and their volunteer work contributed toward earning a Community Service badge.
  • Fleischmann, DesJarlais see progress during tour to Chickamauga Replacement Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) – Congressmen Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee 3rd District, and Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee 4th District met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority representatives, toured the existing and new lock project and addressed the media about funding and progress Monday morning April 9, 2018.
  • March

    Employees engineer ‘fun’ learning activities for ‘Bring Your Kids to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 30, 2018) – Some very accomplished employees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently engineered “fun” learning activities for “Bring Your Kids to Work Day.”
  • Volunteers paint Seven Points Campground for Earth Day

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (March 22, 2018) – Equipped with spray paint, brushes and rollers, 60 volunteers applied a fresh coat of color today to recondition Seven Points Campground on the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • Business Opportunities Open House provides access to the Corps

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 15, 2017) – Business leaders met with Corps of Engineers officials at Tennessee State University today for the Business Opportunities Open House, commonly referred to as the “BOOH” event.
  • February

    Nashville District holds high water tabletop exercise

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Crisis Management Team held a water management tabletop exercise today to walk through a simulated high-water event within the Cumberland River Basin in Middle Tennessee.
  • Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the 'Old Locks'

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Using wood coffer dams, primitive hand tools, A-frames and even animals to haul in supplies and stone blocks on tracks from nearby rock quarries, Army engineers constructed 15 navigation locks in the late 1800s and early 1900s to tame the Cumberland River for steamboats moving people and commerce throughout the region a century ago.
  • 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.
  • January

    Boland named Nashville District Employee of the Month for December 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Holly Boland, lead budget analyst at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Program Management Section in Nashville, Tenn., is the employee of the month for December 2017.
  • Silver Jackets team learns about Gatlinburg wildfires

    SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2018) – More than a year after deadly wildfires ravaged Gatlinburg and Sevier County, Tennessee, the state’s Silver Jackets team is grappling with the catastrophe in hopes of saving lives and properties as emergency managers plan for future disasters.
  • 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.
  • December

    Memphis, Nashville districts hold partnering meeting for Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis and Nashville districts held a partnering meeting today to build a stronger relationship leading to better service for the state of Tennessee.
  • Kremer builds strong understanding of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2017) – The acting commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division received briefings and updates at Nashville District construction sites this week to build a strong understanding of the projects.
  • Center Hill park rangers awarded for ‘water safety’ efforts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 7, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Center Hill Lake received the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division 2017 Water Safety Award during a ceremony Dec. 6, 2017.
  • November

    Officials dedicate Oak Ridge Construction Support Building

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2017) – Distinguished officials dedicated the Construction Support Building today at the U.S. Department of Energy Y-12 National Security Complex, the first structure completed in support of the Uranium Processing Facility project.
  • Center Hill Lake levels to remain lowered for spillway gate study

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2017) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Center Hill lake levels will remain lowered and targeted at elevation 630 mean sea level for 2018, and will likely remain at that level several more years until recently identified main dam spillway gate issues can be fully evaluated.
  • Nashville District says farewell to newly promoted deputy commander

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District said farewell to the deputy commander today, but not before the commander promoted Maj. Christopher Burkhart to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
  • October

    Mansker Basin study to support flood preparedness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2017) – The Tennessee Silver Jackets team announced today that a one-year study of the Mansker Basin is underway to develop real-time simulation modeling for Sumner and Davidson Counties and the cities of Nashville, Millersville, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville.
  • Cheatham Lake seeks volunteers for Monarch Waystation

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2017) – The staff at Cheatham Lake is cultivating several flower gardens for bees and butterflies, and seeks volunteers to help certify the site as a Monarch Waystation.
  • September

    Center Hill Lake volunteers convert campground into tobacco-free trail

    Lancaster, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2017) – About 30 volunteers converted the former Hurricane Bridge Campground today into the new “The Old 56 Trail” at Center Hill Lake in support of National Public Lands Day.