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  • September

    Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tenn., and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky.
  • April

    Hydropower experts generate information exchange in Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2017) – More than 100 hydropower experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, Southeastern Power Administration, and private power supply companies benefited from an exchange of information during the 40th Annual Joint Hydropower Conference April 19-20 at the Inn at Opryland.
  • December

    North Murfreesboro Greenway Project completes recreation improvements

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2016) – With ribbon cutting and fanfare, officials opened the North Murfreesboro Greenway today, delivering new hiking, jogging, cycling and horseback riding opportunities to the public.
  • August

    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.
  • March

    Forum highlights women-owned small businesses

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2016) – More than 350 business owners and managers visited Music City today to get more in tune with federal, state and local procurement systems during the 5th Annual Small Business Training Forum at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus.
  • February

    Country Music duo LoCash promotes water safety with ‘I Love This Life Jacket’

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 26, 2016) – Country Music Recording Group “LoCash” participated in a water safety public service announcement urging fans to be safe when recreating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterways with the “I Love This Life Jacket” message, a spinoff from the title of their smash hit “I Love This Life.”
  • August

    Mississippi River Commission gains fresh perspective of Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2015) – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.
  • May

    Corps invites public to hike rediscovered segment of Trail of Tears

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) – The forced removal of Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River in 1838 to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma is described by the Cherokee Nation today as the “trail where they cried.” A rediscovered segment of the Trail of Tears near the East Fork Recreation Area is providing new insight into what they experienced during the journey across Tennessee.
  • August

    Lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty without Twin Rivers

    The lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty if not for the water storage reservoirs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries that provide a stream of water management benefits.
  • Barkley hydropower rehabilitation gets a 270-ton lift

    Work crews at Barkley Power Plant removed a 270-ton rotor assembly, Aug. 16, 2012 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.
  • Work crews reach million-hour safety milestone at Wolf Creek Dam

    Construction crews at the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project reached a lofty safety milestone today when the men and women installing a concrete barrier wall deep into the dam's embankment reached 550 days and one million work-hours on the job without a lost-time accident.
  • Human resources team works to improve customer service

    When it comes to managing human resources in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, providing world-class customer service and building strong relationships with customers are the top priorities for successful human resources offices.
  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam Aug. 7, 2012 to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.
  • Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System

    When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.
  • April

    The last ride of Jesse James: Infamous outlaw’s last crime was robbing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    The final robbery in Jesse James’ criminal career was to steal a payroll from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • March

    Exploratory drilling brings out benefits of partnership between districts

    A drill rig crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District extracted core samples here March 14, that are being closely examined by Nashville District geologists at Center Hill Lake near what is known as the Saddle Dam. However, the exploratory drilling is revealing more than just the condition of rock formations; it's also bringing out the benefits of the two districts partnering together to explore the movement of water seepage through the karst geology in the area.
  • Nashville District, Hydroelectric Design Center charged to assess switchyards

    In this endeavor, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is partnering with Hydroelectric Design Center experts on the first two switchyard assessments at Cordell Hull and Center Hill Lakes. The district then plans to finish the remaining assessments, but will rely on HDC to perform a technical review of findings. HDC will also provide additional quality assurance oversight, and help shape options and recommendations on possible replacement and upgrades of structures, equipment and technology.
  • Corps prepares water diversion at Maryville's Greenbelt Lake

    Work crews began installing aqua levee systems Feb. 29, 2012 on Pistol and Brown Creeks that will act as makeshift coffer dams. Pumps capable of moving up to 6,900 gallons per minute are in place and ready to divert water collected from these streams through pipes around Greenbelt Lake.
  • February

    Construction commotion moves Army Corps to Wolf Creek Dam safety milestone

    Wolf Creek Dam is abuzz with machinery, often bottlenecked with equipment and vehicles, and work crews move about like ants on the work platform in performance of their duties on the foundation remediation project, Feb. 24, 2012. Despite what seems like construction commotion, there hasn't been a lost-time accident in more than a year.
  • Corps, cities of Bristol break ground on flood risk reduction project

    In partnership with the cities of Bristol, Va., and Bristol, Tenn., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is moving forward with phase one of four phases that removes an existing box culvert in Beaver Creek, slopes the creek banks, creates a plaza area, installs a parking lot, and provides for landscaping and lighting.