Tag: Cumberland River Basin
  • 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.
  • Imagery of 1939 flood on USACE Digital Library

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – An old photo album with historical imagery from the February 1939 flood of the Cumberland River Basin is now available to the public on the Internet in the USACE Digital Library.
  • Center Hill historical marker dedicated

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Local community leaders and Corps officials dedicated a new Tennessee state historical marker today that highlights the technical significance of Center Hill Dam and Powerhouse and the project’s authorized purposes, which include recreation, hydropower, and flood risk reduction.
  • Seasoned Engineer brings maintenance, navigation experience to Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2015) – A new hire recently grabbed the helm of navigation and took charge of hydropower for the Nashville District, a move to increase oversight of navigation operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and power generation in the Cumberland River Basin.