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Clarksville Riverside Drive Riverbank Stabilization Project completed ahead of schedule

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersClarksville, TN – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the city of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, Nashville District commander, Corps employees, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian, city officials, and representatives from the project contractor, Choctaw Transportation, Inc., from Dyersburg, Tennessee, gathered to commemorate the project, which work crews completed three months early.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the City of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the City of Clarksville celebrated the completion of the Riverside Drive Stream Bank Stabilization Project during a ceremony at Freedom Point in Liberty Park. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in November at the Museum are: Cast of Blues, Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Free Saturday Family Day: Amazing Mammals, Cumberland River – An American Legacy, Erosion: Studies of Finite Permanence, Working the Spirit Close to Home: The Portraits of William Stamms Shackelford and Taking a Look at Cave Johnson.

Cumberland River by Larry Richardson

Cumberland River by Larry Richardson

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 1st, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Spring Campout, Free Sunrise Yoga, Visual Healing Arts and Adaptive Swim Day.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation teams with YMCA to host free Sunrise Yoga

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – What better way to start your day, than to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland River, while participating in a free, morning yoga class?

Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Clarksville area YMCA have partnered once again to host Sunrise Yoga every Wednesday and Friday morning at Liberty Park.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 24th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Free Sunrise Yoga, Visual Healing Arts and Adaptive Swim Day.

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U.S. Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns’

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns.”

The Corps, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to support Corps natural resources and recreation programs, developed the campaign that specifically targets adult males.

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County has Above Average Risk for Flooding through Spring

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the spring flood outlook for 2016 has an above average risk in the short-term and average risk for the rest of the spring.

For the spring of 2016, there is an average to above average risk for flooding for Clarksville-Montgomery County and across Middle Tennessee. Recent precipitation has left area soils very moist and stream flows remain elevated.

This has increased the over-all flood risk in the short-term to above average with an average flood risk for the long-term.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting February 25th, 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Saturday February 27th, from 7:00am-3:00pm, I-24 Westbound will be closed at MM 8 (SR 237) for bridge construction. Traffic will be detoured using the SR 237 ramps. SR 237 (Rossview Road) will also be closed at this location.

This is part of the bridge replacement project over Interstate 24 (Exit 8) on State Route 237.

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Clarksville’s RJ Corman Railroad Bridge Project in the Running for Statewide Award

 

Rehab of RJ Corman Railroad Bridge in the running for top engineering prize

ACEC - The American Council of Engineering Companies of TennesseeClarksville, TN – The RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge by HDR|ICA Engineering for the City of Clarksville, is among projects being considered in the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee).

The award is one of the highest honors a project team can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”

RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge in Clarksville Tennessee.

RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge in Clarksville Tennessee.

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Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland River and Tennessee River basins in January.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, said when others justifiably stayed home, there were a few in the district that made it their mission to keep working despite the winter weather and hazardous conditions that existed January 22nd-24th.

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. Employees worked extra shifts, slept at projects, and braved the elements in some cases to keep producing hydroelectricity and commerce moving along the waterways in the Cumberland River and Tennessee River Basins. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

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