Tag: Cumberland River Basin
  • FY25 President's Budget designates $155 Million for Nashville District Projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2024) – The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2025 includes more than $7.2 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with just over $152 million set aside for Nashville District Operations and Maintenance projects.
  • NR 23-41: Recreation website taking reservations for Eagle Watch tours

    CELINA, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that reservations for the upcoming Eagle Watch Tours at Dale Hollow Lake are being accepted at
  • From Flood Control to Hydropower: Unveiling the Legacy of Dale Hollow Lake and Dam

    CELINA, Tenn. (July. 20, 2023) – A monumental feat of engineering and progress stands tall in the heart of the Cumberland River basin. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake, authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946, emerged to control the floodwaters of the Obey River and contribute to the reduction of flood levels at municipal, industrial, and agricultural areas along the Cumberland, lower Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers.
  • Park rangers respond to drownings by promoting water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2023) – Park rangers in Tennessee and Kentucky are stepping up efforts to promote water safety in lieu of 10 tragic drownings already this recreation season at Corps lakes in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • NR 23-16: Reservoirs below summer pool elevations due to lack of rain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 6, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s water managers report that two reservoirs in the Cumberland River Basin did not receive enough rain this spring to reach their traditional summer pool elevations.
  • Wolf Creek Dam provides enormous flood risk management benefits

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2023) – When the Cumberland River Basin in southeastern Kentucky experiences storms and waters rise, Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River provides enormous flood risk management benefits.
  • Partnerships are building blocks for success in the Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2022) – Partnerships are the building blocks for success when it comes to construction projects, operation and maintenance of hundreds of recreation areas and facilities, and even the management of dams that generate hydroelectricity and provide water resources that support navigation in the nation’s inland waterway system.
  • Antiterrorism month is over, but remaining vigilant must continue

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2022) – Antiterrorism Month is over, but remaining vigilant must continue throughout the year to protect important infrastructure projects and recreation facilities, and to safeguard employees and visitors at Corps Lakes.
  • Poem chronicles magnificence of historic Cumberland River voyage

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2022) – A poem inscribed in a trip logbook five years ago has newfound attention for how it chronicles the magnificence of the Cumberland River.
  • Storage reservoirs reliable source of water supply

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2022) – The system of dams and reservoirs in the Cumberland River Basin provide flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, navigation channels, and recreation benefits. It also provides a reliable water supply source for over 70 municipal and industrial users, as well as hundreds of private users.