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  • December

    Barkley Unit 1 generator is back in operation after major repairs

    KUTTAWA, Ky., (Dec. 6, 2013) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Barkley Hydropower Plant Unit 1 here is back in operation after a phase-to-ground fault caused a fire that damaged the 32.5 Megawatt generator stator windings in Dec. 19, 2010.
  • July

    Electromagnetic particle ring passes through Kentucky Lock on circuitous journey

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 16, 2013) – A 50-foot electromagnetic particle ring passed a milestone July 16, 2013 on its circuitous journey from Long Island, N.Y., to Chicago as it exited the Kentucky Lock operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
  • April

    Officials say Lake Cumberland on the rise with barrier wall complete

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 19, 2013) – During a completion ceremony today in the Russell Springs Auditorium and Natatorium, a live feed of the last concrete placement on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam drew applause from dignitaries, stakeholders and citizens in attendance.
  • March

    Nashville District deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, officiated and promoted Maj. Patrick Dagon to lieutenant colonel here at a ceremony attended by his family and district employees at the headquarters building.
  • Nashville District completes Wolf Creek Dam barrier wall

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (March 6, 2013) – Construction workers placed concrete for the last pile today, which completes the underground barrier wall and paves the way for raising the Lake Cumberland pool level. It is the last of 1,197 piles that are approximately four feet in diameter and extend 275 feet from near the top of the dam into bedrock below the foundation of the 4,000-foot long embankment of Wolf Creek Dam.
  • February

    Corps hosts University of Tennessee Martin students at Lake Barkley

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees at the Lake Barkley Resource Center, Lock and Dam hosted Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math tour today.
  • Dale Hollow Dam plugs into its own power source

    CELINA, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District electricians at Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River are plugging into the dam’s power source as part of a sustainability program initiative.
  • January

    300-ton Chickamauga Lock approach wall beams being assembled at Watts Bar

    SPRING CITY, Tenn., (Jan. 31, 2013) – Precast concrete sections for 42 lock approach wall beams destined for the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project were recently delivered by barge to Watts Bar where they will be assembled
  • Wolf Creek Dam project officer promoted to captain

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2013) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District promoted a first lieutenant assigned to the Wolf Creek Foundation Remediation Project today during a ceremony at the resident engineer office.
  • October

    Nashville District names its employee of the month for August 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2012) - John Schnebelen, safety technician at Wolf Creek Dam’s Resident Engineer Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for August 2012.
  • Burcham tours one of Nashville District’s major rehabilitation projects

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Burcham, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, on her first visit to Wolf Creek Dam’s Foundation Remediation Project.
  • August

    Nashville District announces employees of the month for June 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Park Rangers Brian Mangrum and Charlotte Stenger are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employees of the Month for June 2012.
  • 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.
  • Work crews reach million-hour safety milestone at Wolf Creek Dam

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2012) – Construction crews at the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project reached a lofty safety milestone today when the men and women installing a concrete barrier wall deep into the dam’s embankment reached 550 days and one million work-hours on the job without a lost-time accident.
  • Barkley hydropower rehabilitation gets a 270-ton lift

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2012) – Work crews here at Barkley Power Plant removed a 270-ton rotor assembly today from a crippled hydropower unit damaged 18 months ago by an electrical fire. The heavy lift enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to move forward with the generator’s rehabilitation.
  • Corps makes big splash on water safety

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District made a big splash when its park rangers at Lake Cumberland partnered with the Somersplash Water Park to promote water safety Aug. 4, 2012.
  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2012) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam today to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.
  • July

    Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System during 2011 flood fight

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2012) – When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.
  • June

    Visitors say ‘thanks’ for free admission on Army’s 237th birthday

    Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2012) — Visitors to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas expressed their appreciation for free admission today, the Army’s 237th birthday.
  • May

    Nashville District kicks off summer recreation with National Safe Boating Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2012) – The Nashville District in conjunction with several state and federal agencies are encouraging the public to think safety first and observe National Safe Boating Week May 19-25.