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  • May

    Cheatham Lock helps fuel Middle Tennessee in wake of pipeline shutdown

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 24, 2021) – With the recent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District opened up Cheatham Lock despite restrictions during scheduled maintenance so barges destined to fuel Middle Tennessee could navigate up the Cumberland River to Nashville terminals.
  • September

    Heesaker is the July 2020 Employee of the month

    District leadership recognizes Heesaker for his excellent performance assisting in the overall administration of contracts for operations, maintenance, and renovations of buildings, grounds, utilities and recreation facilities. He also implements the quality assurance program for a contract valued at over $1 million supporting recreation and environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • April

    Fleischmann, DesJarlais see progress during tour to Chickamauga Replacement Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) – Congressmen Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee 3rd District, and Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee 4th District met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority representatives, toured the existing and new lock project and addressed the media about funding and progress Monday morning April 9, 2018.
  • March

    Corps recreation facility managers prepare for another great recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees maintain some of the largest and most used recreational areas in the country close by in the Cumberland River Basin, not a simple task. Just like preparing a home, an apartment, or a recreational vehicle for the next season, the key to maintaining facilities at campgrounds is planning.
  • August

    Nashville District recognizes fleet achievements ahead of reorganization

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The repair fleet in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, a mainstay of the Twin Rivers since the 1800s when crews first began opening the region’s waterways to navigation onboard canoes, flatboats and keelboats, is marking the end of an era as people and resources are reorganized into a regional light fleet Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Congressman gets close look at dewatered Chickamauga Lock

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2016) – The congressman serving Tennessee District 3 who serves on the House Committee on Appropriations and the Energy and Water Subcommittee donned a pair of rubber boots Aug. 3 to get a close look at the dewatered Chickamauga Lock on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • July

    Maintenance team repairs dewatered Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 20, 2016) – Chickamauga Lock is empty and closed to navigation while maintenance crews inspect and make repairs to the miter gates, valves, bushings and other components normally submerged under more than 11 million gallons of water.
  • 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.
  • November

    Corps of Engineers dewaters Barkley Lock for maintenance operations

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District re-opened the Barkley Lock today after dewatering the lock for major repair and maintenance.
  • July

    Maintainers work to fully repair drained Old Hickory Lock

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – Old Hickory Lock holds 19 million gallons of water when fully operational; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently closed it to navigation and drained it for scheduled repairs.
  • May

    Corps of Engineers dewaters Wilson Lock for maintenance operations

    FLORENCE, Ala. (May 20, 2015) – The Wilson Navigational Lock is dry for five weeks while maintenance crews dewater, inspect and repair underwater components.
  • November

    Agencies team up to reopen Chickamauga Lock

    HIXSON, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2014) – Teamwork and a valuable dialogue between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority led to a quick repair action that reopened Chickamauga Lock this week to commercial barges and recreational vessels moving up and down the Tennessee River.
  • October

    Corps assessment reopens Chickamauga Lock at the end of next week

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2014) – Work crews assessed damage at Chickamauga Lock and plan to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic next week.
  • August

    Dive team demonstrates its quick-response capability

    COUNCE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2014) – When a gate at Pickwick Lock malfunctioned early this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Dive Team demonstrated its quick-response capability when it organized a dive into the lock to troubleshoot the situation just hours after being notified.
  • 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.
  • September

    Cheatham Lock closing for repairs Oct. 16 through Nov. 15

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Lock will be closed to all river traffic from 6 a.m., Oct. 16, through 6 p.m., Nov. 15, 2012, to permit major maintenance repairs to hydraulic and mechanical equipment damaged during the 2010 flood along with other routine maintenance.
  • August

    Barkley Lock goes dry for scheduled inspection, major maintenance

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2011) – Work crews here continue to pump out water today from Barkley Lock as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District performs scheduled inspection and major maintenance repairs.
  • 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.
  • June

    Barkley Dam improvement linked to new spill gate chains

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 16, 2011) – The horizon atop Barkley Dam features recreational activity and the intriguing contours of the lake. Conversely, the view straight down over the rails is steeped with motion as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District work crew is installing and inspecting the dam’s new spill gate chains.