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Clarksville-Montgomery County under a Flash Flood Watch

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Western Dickson County, Stewart County, Houston County, and Humphreys County that is in effect through early Thursday morning.

At 3:33am CST, Wednesday, February 20th, doppler radar indicated heavy rain and thunderstorms moving across northwest Middle Tennessee. Radar estimates up to 1.5 inches of rain has fallen in this area since yesterday. The additional heavy rainfall this morning will cause minor flooding of roads and low lying areas across the advisory area.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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City of Clarksville Departments deal with Rising Water

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation closed several park areas Tuesday because of rising water, and the Clarksville Street Department and Clarksville Police continued to monitor roads and travel conditions as more rain was forecast.

Water issues closed sections of Liberty Park, including the Bark Park and Clarksville Marina, officials said. Boat ramps at McGregor Park and Billy Dunlop Park were also closed by high water, along with the canoe and kayak launch at Robert Clark Park.

Several park areas close as City of Clarksville officials monitor low-lying roads.

Several park areas close as City of Clarksville officials monitor low-lying roads.

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National Weather Service issues Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch that is in effect for Clarskville-Montgomery County and northern Middle Tennessee from 6:00pm this evening through Tuesday morning, February 12th.

A lengthy period of on and off moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall across northern Middle Tennessee will begin tonight and last into Tuesday.

The rainfall should finally come to an end on Tuesday.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River at the R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge in Clarksville.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue aids in recover of Breakaway Barges on Cumberland River

 

Clarksville Fire Rescue 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Chasing down breakaway barges on the Cumberland River may not be the first duty that comes to mind when considering Clarksville Fire Rescue, but the department has answered that call twice during the past month.

First, on New Year’s Eve, the department’s Marine Response Division took to the river when a construction barge and crane involved in the McClure Bridge project broke free. Then, on January 20th, the team helped corral a barge that broke loose while awaiting off-loading of ore at the zinc plant. Both incidents were resolved without injuries or damage to property.

Fire boat team called to action twice in a month

Fire boat team called to action twice in a month

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managing its dams in Cumberland River System

 

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 managing releases as appropriate at its dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries due to recent and ongoing rain events and those forecasted for the next week.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for much of the Cumberland River Basin and is forecasting the potential for some rivers and streams to surpass flood stage.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is passing water through Cheatham Dam on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tennessee at a rate exceeding 90,000 cubic feet per second. Cheatham Lock is closed because of the strong currents flowing through the dam. (Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is passing water through Cheatham Dam on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tennessee at a rate exceeding 90,000 cubic feet per second. Cheatham Lock is closed because of the strong currents flowing through the dam. (Mark Rankin)

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Clarksville Riverfests’ Rally on the Cumberland Winners Announced

 

Clarksville Riverfest

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest kicked off Saturday, September 8th with Rally on the Cumberland, the city’s annual canoe and kayak race.

Fourteen boats began the race at the Montgomery County Conservation Club at 8:00am and paddled approximately 6 miles in length on the Cumberland River to McGregor Park.

Participants paddled the Cumberland River for prizes, bragging rights.

2018 Clarksville Riverfest Rally on the Cumberland. (Clarksville Parks and Recreation)

2018 Clarksville Riverfest Rally on the Cumberland. (Clarksville Parks and Recreation)

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta a sure crowd pleaser

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – People lined the bank of the Cumberland River at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 8th, for the Clarksville Riverfest Regatta, also known at the cardboard boat races, that took place at McGregor Park Boat Launch Area. It was cool overcast day with a steady down river wind.

Boats are constructed from cardboard and recycled materials and raced down the Cumberland River in a 100-yard dash. U.S. Bank was the sponsor of this year’s Riverfest Regatta. There were 10 entries and 9 took part in the races.

Clarksville Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville Riverfest Regatta

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Early Storm does not dampen Riverfest Friday night

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Friday night fun at this year’s Riverfest was slightly delayed as a storm moved through in the late afternoon hours, but by 6:00pm the sound of live music was echoing across the Cumberland River and McGregor Park was coming to life.

Riverfest is Clarksville’s annual 3-day music and arts festival that features food, activities for kids of all ages, and an always impressive lineup of bands from Clarksville, Nashville and beyond.

Friday night at Riverfest was delayed by rain, but not for long. Bands on both stages were playing under clear skies by 6:00pm.

Friday night at Riverfest was delayed by rain, but not for long. Bands on both stages were playing under clear skies by 6:00pm.

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Clarksville Riverfest Festival set for September 6th-8th

 

Clarksville Riverfest

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Miller Lite along the banks of the Cumberland River to celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage and the 31st anniversary of the annual Clarksville Riverfest Celebration, September 6th-8th, 2018.

This free, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of diverse local and nationally known entertainers and cultural groups, plus delicious food and fun for the entire family.

Chart-topping band Sister Hazel to hit the Miller Lite Stage Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

Chart-topping band Sister Hazel to hit the Miller Lite Stage Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

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Clarksville Riverfest’s Rally on the Cumberland and Riverfest Regatta registration deadline is September 5th

 

Clarksville Riverfest

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – Clarksville Riverfest will be hosting two water competitions as part of this year’s festival, Rally on the Cumberland and the Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Rally on the Cumberland will be September 9th, 2018 at 8:00am and Cardboard Boat Regatta will be the same day at 1:00pm.

Clarksville's Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta

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