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  • February

    Wolf Creek Power Plant staff accomplishes rare uplifting repair action

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant staff recently accomplished an extremely rare uplifting repair action to fix one of the plant’s power units.
  • November

    Power team recognized as Army safety guardians

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The U.S. Army recognized team members from the Wolf Creek Dam Power Plant as Army safety guardians today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters.
  • April

    Lake Cumberland recreation season kicks off with Trout Trot

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (April 26, 2018) – The 2018 recreation season kicked off at Lake Cumberland April 14 with nearly 100 registered participants braving the rain at the third annual Trout Trot 5K held at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Kendall Recreation Area below Wolf Creek Dam.
  • August

    Park Rangers keep boaters safe during World’s largest Raft-Up at Lake Cumberland

    MONTICELLO, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers from the Nashville District patrolled the waters of Lake Cumberland today and provided a safety net of security during the annual Lake Cumberland Raft-Up for thousands of avid boaters.
  • July

    Lease signed for new marina at Lake Cumberland

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a lease signing ceremony today for the Marina at Rowena, a new commercial concession marina with related facilities and services at Rowena Landing South on Lake Cumberland in Russell and Clinton Counties, just north of Albany, Ky.
  • May

    Earnest named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2017) – William Earnest, maintenance worker at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Ky., is the employee of the month for March 2017.
  • April

    Engineering and construction trio forges goodwill on Mosul Dam projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2017) – An engineering and construction trio from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently returned home from Iraq where they helped oversee construction projects at Mosul Dam, forged goodwill with the international repair team, and even supported the military operation to retake the city of Mosul.
  • March

    District geologists educate Mosul Dam engineers on GIS modeling

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2017) – Five engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources at the Mosul Dam project in Iraq and one engineer from Trevi S.p.A., the construction company working on the project, recently completed three weeks of training with a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Data Management Reach Back Team. They learned about a Nashville District developed Mosul Dam Geographic Information Systems model, the GIS software, and the geology model of Mosul Dam.
  • April

    Officials celebrate completion of Hatchery Creek

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (April 29, 2016) – Officials celebrated the completion of the Hatchery Creek Restoration Project below Wolf Creek Dam during a dedication ceremony today, culminating a 21-month stream and wetland mitigation project that triples the length of the stream and prevents sedimentation pollution from making its way into the Cumberland River.
  • February

    Cadets plant seedlings to restore Wolf Creek Dam disposal area

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2016) – A determined group of Army Junior ROTC cadets from Pulaski County High School and Southwestern High School planted 4,000 seedlings as part of a once-in-a-lifetime environmental restoration opportunity at a disposal area near Wolf Creek Dam today.
  • Commentary: Corps working to ensure storage rights for Lake Cumberland water users

    A recent article in the Commonwealth Journal alleged that I said (in the author’s words) that water users around Lake Cumberland would soon have to dig a well or take a bucket to the creek to get water as the result of an ongoing Army Corps of Engineers water storage reallocation study. The Commonwealth Journal article titled “Corps plans to begin charging for lake water” was in response to a letter I recently sent to municipal and industrial water supply users drawing from Lake Cumberland. I genuinely appreciate the concern that the article represents but the misrepresentation of my tone and of the project’s intended benefit troubles me, so I wanted to respond explaining why we’re doing what we’re doing and the benefit to us all.
  • January

    Corps employees go to new heights to protect each other

    CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2015) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently went to new heights to prevent accidents by completing fall and rescue protection training.
  • Nashville District names Cary employee of the month for November 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2015) – Nathan Cary, a cartographic technician, in the Real Estate Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for November 2015.
  • September

    Hydropower Optimization increases energy production at Corps plants

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2015) - Aging hydroelectric generating units operated by the district at Dams in Kentucky and Tennessee have gone well beyond their typical design life of 35-40 years and are in much need of rehabilitation. Engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District are focused on a plan to revitalize and rehabilitate the units in the next 20 years.
  • Lake Cumberland marina earns ‘clean marina’ flag

    NASHVILLE, TENN., (Sept. 14, 2015) – With the sound of marine boat motors in the background, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District presented a ‘Clean Marina’ certification flag to a Lake Cumberland marina during a brief ceremony Sept. 10, 2015. Conley Bottom Resort in Monticello, Ky., became the first marina on Lake Cumberland to earn the distinguished certification.
  • 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.
  • October

    Nashville District wins USACE Innovation of the Year Award

    Engineers and geologists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Civil Design and Construction Branch recieved the 2013 USACE Innovation of the Year Award at the district headquarters Oct. 24, by the Lt. Col. John L. Hudson, Nashville District Commander, for their notable efforts on the Wolf Creek Information Management System.
  • September

    Electricians at Wolf Creek Power Plant complete fix on a differential

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees from the Wolf Creek Power Plant and the Electronic Service Section have completed repairs to generator number three following an electrical ground fault shutdown of the generator.
  • July

    Corps Engineers from Philadelphia District rappel, inspect Wolf Creek Dam

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (July 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Special Rope Access Climb Team is one of three specialized inspection teams USACE uses for inspection purposes that travels to a variety of locations offering districts specific support tailored to the project needs. The team recently rapelled and lowered themselves 200 feet onton large spillway hydraulic radial gates at the Corps' Wolf Creek Dam, in Jamestown, Ky., July 24 to inspect 10 tainter gates for signs of corrosion or structural damage.
  • ‘PRIDE of the Cumberland’ keeps Lake Cumberland free of debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (July 24, 2013) – The “PRIDE of the Cumberland,” a vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District is hard at work keeping Lake Cumberland 101 miles of shorelines and waterways clean and free of logs, trash and debris.