Tag: tennessee valley authority
  • Chickamauga’s upstream approach wall piers get solid start

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2023) – The Upstream Approach Walls for the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project got a solid start when work crews placed 148 cubic yards of tremie concrete Sept. 20 into the drilled shaft on the bottom of the Tennessee River.
  • Cox garners division’s Operations and Maintenance ‘Castle Award’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division recently recognized a Nashville District work leader as the recipient of its prestigious Operations and Maintenance Castle Award.
  • Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project reaches monolithic milestone

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 23, 2023) – Construction of a new navigation lock on the Tennessee River reached a monolithic milestone yesterday as crews and officials held a topping-off ceremony to mark the completion of the first concrete monolith.
  • ORBIT stakeholders navigate Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 19, 2023) – The Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour visited western Kentucky this week where stakeholders of the basin highlighted healthy and productive ecosystems, reliable flood risk management, and resilience of the Ohio River waterway system for inland navigation. They also navigated to the Kentucky Lock Addition Project for a construction update and better understanding of how the larger lock will help unlock congested commercial barge traffic.
  • Construction schedule update at Canyon Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake has rescheduled gate replacement work that was planned for this year. The gates are functioning as designed and priority in sequence of repairs has changed.  Work on the control tower service bridge will precede gate replacement work.  As a result of this change, USACE does not anticipate disruptions to river flow releases that would have resulted from the gate replacement work. USACE intends to change over low flow releases to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority later this week.
  • Lock operators work super safely near mega construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2023) – Operators at navigation locks could easily wear capes for the super work they do to ensure the safety of the public, not to mention employees that maintain these projects in the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. At Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, and Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ongoing mega construction projects to build larger new locks pose additional hazards for these vigilant protectors of people and resources.
  • NR 23-03: Wolf Creek Dam oxygen diffuser project underway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is executing a sustainability project funded by the Section 212 Program to install an upstream diffuser system at Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River in Jamestown, Kentucky.
  • Outlet work at Canyon Lake impacts low flow releases

    Canyon Dam flood gate replacement work by the Tennessee Valley Authority is scheduled for December 5, 2022 through April 15, 2023 impacting low flow releases.  Low flow releases can range from 55 to 95 cubic feet per second; however, during days when TVA workers need to be in the conduit, flows will be shut off.  Usually, the workdays are 10 hours in length and during the 14 hour off duty period, catch up releases will be made.  This strategy will minimize stream flow disruptions and allow needed flood gate replacement work to be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Groups navigate Fort Loudoun Lock to learn locking process

    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2022) – Several local groups recently navigated Fort Loudoun Lock to see the lock chamber and learn about the locking process.
  • Civil engineer lauded for plan development on dissolved oxygen project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2022) – Elizabeth R. Boeglin, civil engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2022 for plan development and design work in support of the Wolf Creek Dissolved Oxygen Improvement Project.