Tag: Cumberland River Basin
  • NR 16-026: Volunteers needed at Nashville District lakes for National Public Lands Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2016) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is enlisting the support of volunteers at its lakes on the Cumberland River and its tributaries in support of the 23rd Annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 24.
  • Children ‘Get Outdoors’ with local agencies

    SOMERSET, Ky. (June 17, 2016) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Lake Cumberland held their annual Get Outdoors Day June 16, 2016, an opportunity for local kids to visit the lake and learn about nature and protecting the environment.
  • 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.
  • NR 16-012: Lower water level at J. Percy Priest Lake due to lack of rain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 19, 2016) – Due to lack of substantial rainfall in the past months, U.S. Drought Monitor classification has much of the Cumberland River Basin including the Stones River Watershed in the Moderate Drought category. Currently, J. Percy Priest Lake’s elevation is approximately three feet below the top of summer pool, and without significant rainfall the lake may not reach its typical summer elevation of 490 feet above mean sea level.
  • Nashville District celebrates Earth Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated members of the public today about clean power, sustainability, water quality and environmental stewardship.
  • Jackson gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited a Nashville District project for the first time to interact with project managers and engineers.
  • Cheatham park rangers awarded for ‘water safety’ efforts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 7, 2016) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Cheatham Lake received the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division 2015 Water Safety Award during a ceremony March 1, 2016.
  • Dale Hollow Lake photo of ‘town that drowned’ goes viral on Facebook

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2016) – A photo with an aerial view of an old school house foundation visible on the bottom of Dale Hollow Lake is going viral on the lake’s Facebook page. It shows the only remaining remnant of the town of Willow Grove, known as the “town that drowned,” which can be seen through the pristine water when the lake elevation is low.
  • NR 16-001: Nashville District continues to manage water releases supporting flood operations

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Jan. 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management staff continues to monitor stream conditions throughout the Cumberland River Basin and to manage the release of water from dams within the basin to support flood operations on the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
  • NR 15-042: Lake Barkley supports Ohio and Mississippi flood operations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2015) – Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River and Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River play a key role in reducing flood crests along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This is accomplished by storing water in these lakes to keep it out of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during flood events. Ongoing regional flood control operations involves multiple offices from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, National Weather Service, and U.S. Geological Survey.