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Tour Christopher Columbus’ Niña, Pinta at Clarksville’s McGregor Park

 

Christopher Columbus' ships the Niña and PintaClarksville, TN – Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships the Niña and Pinta are currently docked at Clarksville’s McGregor Park. Tours are going on daily from now until Sunday, July 7th, 2019.

Climb aboard and step back in time for a feel of what it was like aboard one of these caravel ships as Columbus’ brave crew sailed the Atlantic to the new world in 1492.

The Niña and Pinta are docked at Clarksville's McGregor Park until Sunday, July 7th. Tours are going on daily.

The Niña and Pinta are docked at Clarksville’s McGregor Park until Sunday, July 7th. Tours are going on daily.

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Friends of Fort Defiance to hold “March To The Past” on Saturday, May 4th

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, the Friends of Fort Defiance will host their annual March To The Past living history event at Fort Defiance in Clarksville from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Live cannon demonstrations, 19th-century music performed by a Cumberland Winds ensemble, period reenactors, and numerous displays and presenters will all be part of this big event.

Numerous exhibits on civilian and military life in the 19th century, artillery demonstrations and more at Clarksville’s historic Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Numerous exhibits on civilian and military life in the 19th century, artillery demonstrations and more at Clarksville’s historic Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

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NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee Titans hold 19th overall pick

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Nashville transforms into the epicenter of the football world next week as Music City hosts the 84th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.

The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to have the 19th overall selection and six total picks in the draft, which opens with the first round on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00pm Rounds 2 and 3 are set for Friday, April 26th, beginning at 6:00pm, and the draft concludes with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 27th, at 11:00am (all times central).

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District working to reassign Lock C to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is in the process of supplementing the Lake Barkley Master Plan reclassifying the Lock C site in Montgomery County, Tennessee, from “Multiple Resource Management – Low Density Recreation” to “Multiple Resource Management – Future/Inactive Recreation Area.”

This designation would allow the Corps of Engineers to reassign the area to the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Campbell, KY.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is in the process of reassigning Lock C in Montgomery County, Tenn., to the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Campbell, Ky., for military utilization. There is a 30-day public comment period in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, which is necessary to supplement the Lake Barkley Master Plan. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is in the process of reassigning Lock C in Montgomery County, Tenn., to the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Campbell, Ky., for military utilization. There is a 30-day public comment period in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, which is necessary to supplement the Lake Barkley Master Plan. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks Volunteers to help clean up City parks after flooding

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help clean up City parks following the recent flooding that left behind debris when the Cumberland River receded.

Park cleanups will begin Monday, March 18th, 2019 at McGregor and Liberty Parks and continue until all debris is removed.

Volunteers to remove debris at Clarksville's McGregor Park and Liberty Park.

Volunteers to remove debris at Clarksville’s McGregor Park and Liberty Park.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assessing Recreation Facilities flood damage as waters recede

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters begin to recede.

Officials are working as conditions allow to determine impacts to public lands, including roadways, recreation areas, facilities and campsites to make sure they are safe ahead of the 2019 recreation season.

High water at Center Hill Lake submerges a pavilion and bathroom at Floating Mill Park in Silver Point, Tennessee, Feb. 25, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters recede. (John Malone, USACE)

High water at Center Hill Lake submerges a pavilion and bathroom at Floating Mill Park in Silver Point, Tennessee, Feb. 25, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters recede. (John Malone, USACE)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Dams saved $1.72 billion in Flood Damage

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN –  The 10 dams operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin performed as designed during the wettest February on record, saving an estimated $1.72 billion in would-be flood damage to the region.

The ability to hold back water where possible reduced impacts in Nashville by as much as 16 feet, preventing $1.5 billion of damage that would have resulted from higher water. The water level on the Cumberland River in Music City reached 40.93 feet with projects operating, but would have reached an estimated 57.2 feet if the storage projects upstream were not in existence.

Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River in Celina, Tennessee, discharges water March 4th, 2019. (Don Busbice, USACE)

Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River in Celina, Tennessee, discharges water March 4th, 2019. (Don Busbice, USACE)

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Learn about Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

 

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Today, visitors can see one of the nation’s last remaining earthen forts built by 200 enslaved men while exploring this most immersive destination –– Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red River and Cumberland River in Clarksville, Tennessee, this site overlooking downtown Clarksville in the community of New Providence has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Responds to Flood Damage

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA)

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Following the rains and flooding that led to a State of Emergency in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is coordinating with partners to assess damage, monitor food and fuel supplies, and assist farmers as floodwaters recede.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

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Cheatham Lock closure extended due to High-River Flows

 

Written by Bill Peoples 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that Cheatham Lock in Ashland City, Tennessee, will likely remain closed to navigation for at least 30 days due to high water levels at the project.

Flows moving through Cheatham Dam are expected to remain at 110,000 cubic feet per second for at least the next 30 days as the Corps of Engineers releases water from storage reservoirs upstream and maintains approximately a 39-foot stage in Nashville, Tennessee, and 42-foot stage in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Water is moving through Cheatham Dam Feb. 26, 2019 at a rate of about 110,000 cubic feet per second. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District officials are getting the word out to commercial and recreational navigators that Cheatham Lock will remain closed for at least 30 days due to the high water levels expected as the Corps continues to make water releases from its storage reservoirs upstream in the Cumberland River Basin. (Carol Vernon, USACE)

Water is moving through Cheatham Dam Feb. 26, 2019 at a rate of about 110,000 cubic feet per second. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District officials are getting the word out to commercial and recreational navigators that Cheatham Lock will remain closed for at least 30 days due to the high water levels expected as the Corps continues to make water releases from its storage reservoirs upstream in the Cumberland River Basin. (Carol Vernon, USACE)

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