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  • September

    Volunteers clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) – More than 120 volunteers collected 276 bags of trash, 53 agricultural and car tires, old dock flotation, a metal railing with stairs, and a doghouse during a community effort to clean up Lake Cumberland on National Public Lands Day.
  • May

    Water Management assesses water quality in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2021) – The Water Quality Team, a component of the Water Management Section within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, routinely collects water quality information at the 10 reservoir projects in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • January

    Cumberland River Aquatic Center flexes its mussels with Corps mitigation dollars

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) – It took 12 years, but a $750,000 mitigation effort culminated in late 2020 that helped the Cumberland River Aquatic Center to propagate mussels and other aquatic species.
  • December

    Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management, commercial navigation, hydropower production, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreational opportunities.
  • November

    Matthews named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2020) – Park Ranger Tyler Matthews, natural resources specialist at Lake Cumberland, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2020.
  • October

    Floating barge with air curtain burner incinerates Lake Cumberland debris

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2020) – A new floating barge equipped with an air curtain burner began incinerating debris on Lake Cumberland this week, a move that will increase the efficiency of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District team charged with debris removal operations onboard the PRIDE of the Cumberland.
  • July

    USACE campground sports new Splash Pad for fun and excitement

    JAMESTOWN, KY. (July 28, 2020) The word is out. One of the best way to beat the heat in the Lake Cumberland summer sun is to splash the day away in the refreshing sprinkles of a splash pad.
  • May

    Rent abatement gives marina operators collective sigh of relief

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2020) – Rent abatement at all leased recreation facilities in the Cumberland River Basin will potentially allow marinas to retain an estimated $750,000 to help stay afloat as revenues decline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nashville District opening campgrounds, recreation areas in June

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1, 2020.
  • Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • March

    Protecting recreating public, government personnel driving force behind closures due to COVID-19

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2020) -- As America confronts the challenges of COVID-19, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest priority. To further protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds will remain closed or immediately begin an orderly shutdown.
  • Nashville District provides update for 2020 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) – In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking the following precautionary measures to assist public health efforts  to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • January

    Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and preparing for the start of the fishing season with a little help from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers.
  • September

    Corps employees partner with EK PRIDE and community to remove trash from Lake Cumberland

    BURNSIDE, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2019) – Extreme temperatures and a beautiful day on the water greeted volunteers who showed up Saturday in Somerset and Monticello to help clean up trash and debris from Lake Cumberland and its shoreline.
  • 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.
  • January

    Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • July

    Musk named Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2018) – Brandon Musk, Shift Operator at Wolf Creek Power Plant, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee for the month May 2018.
  • May

    Corps employees use ingenuity to collect debris, trash on Lake Cumberland

    SOMERSET, KY (May 9, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from the Nashville District have engineered a solution to help improve and maintain access at a sometimes debris-clogged Waitsboro recreation and boat launch area.
  • 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.
  • November

    Lake Cumberland celebrates with Fall Festival at Historic Mill Springs Mill

    MONTICELLO, KY. (Nov. 2, 2017) – History and a little horror! Trick-or-treaters in the Lake Cumberland area enjoyed both at the annual Corps of Engineers Haunted Fun Fest, located on the grounds of Historical Mill Springs Mill in Wayne County, KY.