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  • February

    Cadets plant seedlings to restore Wolf Creek Dam disposal area

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2016) – A determined group of Army Junior ROTC cadets from Pulaski County High School and Southwestern High School planted 4,000 seedlings as part of a once-in-a-lifetime environmental restoration opportunity at a disposal area near Wolf Creek Dam today.
  • Corps employee takes to the slopes to assist adaptive skiers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2016) – Individuals with special needs from the southern region of the United States spend time on the mountainous ski slopes every winter thanks to the help of many volunteers. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers electrical equipment mechanic often spends a portion of the winter at an eastern Tennessee ski resort supporting the free ski clinic for dozens of adaptive skiers.
  • Commentary: Corps working to ensure storage rights for Lake Cumberland water users

    A recent article in the Commonwealth Journal alleged that I said (in the author’s words) that water users around Lake Cumberland would soon have to dig a well or take a bucket to the creek to get water as the result of an ongoing Army Corps of Engineers water storage reallocation study. The Commonwealth Journal article titled “Corps plans to begin charging for lake water” was in response to a letter I recently sent to municipal and industrial water supply users drawing from Lake Cumberland. I genuinely appreciate the concern that the article represents but the misrepresentation of my tone and of the project’s intended benefit troubles me, so I wanted to respond explaining why we’re doing what we’re doing and the benefit to us all.
  • Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2016) – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins in January.
  • Come see what a Nashville District lake has to offer this summer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2016) – In just a few months it will be time to get wet, sunbathe, fish, hike, camp and go boating at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lake. Vacationers and locals alike are encouraged to come see what the 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin have to offer this summer.
  • January

    Coleman named Nashville District December 2015 Employee of the Month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2015) – Paula Coleman, value engineering officer in the Engineering and Construction Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for December 2015.
  • Corps of Engineers works on relationship building with Nashville mayor

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Corps of Engineers officials led Nashville Mayor Megan Barry on a tour of Old Hickory Dam today and provided her with an overview of the district’s missions, which include flood risk management, navigation, hydropower, emergency management, and recreation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nashville District names Cary employee of the month for November 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2015) – Nathan Cary, a cartographic technician, in the Real Estate Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Employee of the Month for November 2015.