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  • July

    Leftwich named employee of the Month for May 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (JULY. 15, 2019) – Matt Leftwich, project facilities manager at Dale Hollow Lake, Operations Division in Celina, Tenn., is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2019.
  • May

    Dave Ramsey wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Financial expert Dave Ramsey from the Dave Ramsey show is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage his fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket.
  • August

    Keep safe Labor Day weekend with a few water safety tips

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2017) – School is back in session, work has picked up, days are getting shorter, and there is just one holiday left before the unofficial end of summer. This Labor Day weekend families will get together to recreate and celebrate all the hard days they have worked. When swimming or boating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes, the public is encouraged to have fun, but remember a few water safety tips to keep safe.
  • 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.
  • January

    Boaters navigate to Corps of Engineers booth at 2017 Nashville Boat show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Boating enthusiasts attending the 31st annual Progressive Nashville Boat & Sportshow at the Nashville Music City Center are encouraged to navigate to the Corps of Engineers booth to get important information about local lakes before embarking on the water this recreation season.
  • July

    Boating + life jackets = free entry on 'Life Jackets Saves and Pays Day'

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District offered free entry into participating day use areas Saturday at Center Hill Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, and J. Percy Priest Lake during “Life Jackets Saves and Pays Day."
  • June

    Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2016) – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.
  • March

    Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March, 3, 2016) — Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns.”
  • January

    Boaters navigate to Corps of Engineers booth at Nashville Boat show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2016) – Boating enthusiasts attending the 30th annual Progressive Nashville Boat & Sportshow at Music City Center are encouraged to navigate to the Corps of Engineers booth to get important information about local lakes before embarking on the water this recreation season.
  • August

    Summer ranger proves to be great asset at Center Hill Lake

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Each summer Corps of Engineers park rangers go into overdrive with boat patrols, programs and events, supervision of recreation areas, shoreline management, and overall assistance to lake visitors. The many responsibilities can be overwhelming, but this year the load is lightened at Center Hill Lake thanks to the outstanding work of a summer ranger.
  • May

    Tanya Tucker wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2015) -- Country Music Legend and Hall of Fame Artist Tanya Tucker is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage her fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket.
  • April

    Life Jacket is your best ‘security blanket’ when boating

    “Did you know most car accidents occur within five miles of your home? That's why I moved!” Comedian Jay Leno used this joke in one of his opening monologues several years ago. Since then, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it. The trouble is accidents are no laughing matter and they usually happen when you least expect it.
  • Coast Guard, National Safe Boating Council remind mariners on importance of EPIRBs

    NEW ORLEANS (April 6, 2015) – The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day.
  • Loaner life jackets help save lives at Dale Hollow Lake

    CELINA, Tenn. (April 2, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers and staff at Dale Hollow Lake are continuing to help keep kids and adults safe while recreating at area lakes and on the water by participating in the Boat US Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for kids!
  • January

    Boaters can navigate to Corps of Engineers booth for lake info

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Boating enthusiasts attending the 29th annual Nashville Boat & Sportshow at Music City Center are encouraged to navigate to the Corps of Engineers booth to get important information about local lakes before embarking on the water this recreation season.
  • September

    Coast Guard wants boaters to be safe before leaving the dock

    Before casting off from the dock, U.S. Coast Guard officials want boaters to be cautious and prepared to make the cruise more enjoyable and to reduce the risk of incidents on the water.
  • May

    U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

    Almost 71 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, with 84 percent of those victims not reported as wearing a life jacket. Approximately 14 percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction. The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats, personal watercraft and cabin motorboats.
  • Army Corps of Engineers releases testimonial water safety video

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety announces the release of a seven-minute testimonial water safety video that recounts the loss of a father and his son who were not wearing life jackets while boating.
  • August

    Quick thinking, experience, teamwork aid in rescue of two below Center Hill Dam

    LANCASTER, Tenn. -- Quick-thinking, experience and teamwork of individuals at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Center Hill Dam aided in the rescue of two people Aug. 16, 2012 after their boat capsized while fishing in turbulent tail waters during sluice gate releases.
  • May

    Commentary: Don’t allow tragedy to drown out fond memories at Corps lakes this summer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2012) – With the 2012 recreation season already underway, I want everyone to know that “Water Safety” is extremely important to me and to everyone that serves the public in the Nashville District.