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  • April

    Concrete placement rolling along at Center Hill’s auxiliary saddle dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (April 18, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began placing “roller-compacted concrete” to build a reinforcing berm downstream of Center Hill’s auxiliary dam. This construction is the final major risk-reduction contract in the ongoing Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project.
  • November

    Next construction phase gets rolling at Center Hill’s auxiliary dam

    SILVER POINT, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and contractor Thalle Construction Company are moving towards the conclusion of the Center Hill Dam Safety Rehabilitation Project.
  • June

    Crew installs 249-ton hydropower rotor at Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (June 19, 2017) – A work crew installed a 249-ton hydropower rotor today at Center Hill Dam, culminating weeks of safety preparations to lift and maneuver the heavy load into position to generate hydroelectricity.
  • Corps of Engineers, SEPA, TVA, and TVPPA sign memorandum of agreement

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 28, 2016) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District joined forces with the Southeastern Power Administration, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc., and their preference customers on June 27, at a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • October

    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

    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.
  • 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.
  • October

    Hydropower model tests generate positive results for Center Hill rehab project

    YORK, Pa. (Oct. 10, 2014) – Corps experts witnessed a series of tests this week on a “small-scale” turbine model in a laboratory at Voith Hydro Inc. The tests were completely successful and the positive results will keep the Center Hill Hydropower Rehabilitation Project schedule on track.
  • May

    USACE-TVA 80-year partnership a definite plus for Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2013) -- Although creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Congressional Act on May 18, 1933 relieved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of most of its role in developing the economic potential of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, the Corps retained a development and operational role on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
  • Nashville District providing hydropower with aging equipment, rehabs underway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District produces about $40 million annual revenue by converting water’s energy into 3.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 28 generators at its nine Hydropower Plants in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • August

    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 of Engineers, SEPA and shareholders sign memorandum of agreement

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 4, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District joins forces with the Department of Energy, Southeastern Power Administration and their preference customers on Aug. 9, 2011 at a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in Robinsonville, Miss.