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Expect higher levels, stronger currents on Cumberland River

 

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 announced today that it expects higher levels and flows along the Cumberland River this week due to releases from Corps dams over the next three days, even though the weather is expected to be dry during this time.

The dry weather is allowing the Corps to continue regaining storage in upstream reservoirs. The stage at Nashville will rise approximately four feet from a stage of 31 feet to near 35 feet today and remain elevated through midweek. The flow currently at Nashville is more than 40 million gallons of water per minute.

Cumberland River will continue to rise this week in Clarksville Tennessee.

Cumberland River will continue to rise this week in Clarksville Tennessee.

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Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the ‘Old Locks’

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Using wood coffer dams, primitive hand tools, A-frames and even animals to haul in supplies and stone blocks on tracks from nearby rock quarries, Army engineers constructed 15 navigation locks in the late 1800s and early 1900s to tame the Cumberland River for steamboats moving people and commerce throughout the region a century ago.

In the mid-1880s Col. John Barlow led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chattanooga District, and Charles Locke headed up the Nashville sub office as assistant engineer. In 1887, they prepared designs for the first lock and dam on the Cumberland River to be constructed just below the Nashville Harbor.

A Derrick arrangement is in the pit during the construction of Lock 4 Oct. 26, 1894 on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. The lock and dam were constructed to establish a navigation channel. The lock and dam were replaced by today's modern system of dams. (USACE Photo)

A Derrick arrangement is in the pit during the construction of Lock 4 Oct. 26, 1894 on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. The lock and dam were constructed to establish a navigation channel. The lock and dam were replaced by today’s modern system of dams. (USACE Photo)

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Clarksville Historic Urban Trails Brought to Life

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Local historian Carolyn Ferrell and Montgomery County IT ArcGIS Specialist Bryce Hester teamed up to bring three historic urban trails to life in Clarksville.

An urban trail is not a built path through natural scenery but a virtual trail that uses existing sidewalks and crosswalks to lead walkers through a route of interesting urban sights.

The trails Ferrell laid out entices walkers with open-air history lessons packed with interesting historical tidbits about Clarksville’s past.

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TWRA announces Second Robert M. Scholarship Awarded to APSU Graduate Student Mackenzie Roeder

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Mackenzie Roeder, a graduate student at Austin Peay State University, is the second recipient of the Robert M. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship. She was recognized and presented the award at the January meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The $1,000 scholarship is named in honor of Bob Hatcher, who served the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for 38 years, which included the Non-Game and Endangered Species Coordinator from 1987 until 2001. Members of the Hatcher family attended the presentation at the TFWC meeting held at the agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.

Mackenzie Roeder (far right) received the 2017 Robert M. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship. Mackenzie, a graduate student at Austin Peay, was presented the award at the January meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Nashville. Pictured from left are Mr. Hatcher’s wife, Betty, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, the Hatchers’ daughter, Terri Hatcher Goodwin, the Hatchers’ son, Jerry, and TWRA Bird Conservation Coordinator, David Hanni. This marks the second year of the scholarship presented in Mr. Hatcher’s honor.

Mackenzie Roeder (far right) received the 2017 Robert M. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship. Mackenzie, a graduate student at Austin Peay, was presented the award at the January meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Nashville. Pictured from left are Mr. Hatcher’s wife, Betty, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, the Hatchers’ daughter, Terri Hatcher Goodwin, the Hatchers’ son, Jerry, and TWRA Bird Conservation Coordinator, David Hanni. This marks the second year of the scholarship presented in Mr. Hatcher’s honor.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 17th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, January 17th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, January 17th.

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Highway 149/13 in Montgomery County to be Widened

 

Residents South of the River Will Greatly Benefit from the Projects

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s announcement to award IMPROVE Act funds for the widening of SR 149/13 will bring long awaited traffic relief for residents on the south side of the Cumberland River.

According to Transportation Director Stan Williams, of the Clarksville Metropolitan Planning Organization, traffic improvements to SR 48/13 and SR149 have been studied since 2000 when they were included in the adopted 2025 Long Range Transportation Plan.

Highway 149 and Highway 48/13 Intersection.

Highway 149 and Highway 48/13 Intersection.

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TFWC Meeting receives update on Asian Carp

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHardeman County, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission received an update on Asian carp among its agenda items at the final meeting of the calendar year which concluded Friday.

The TFWC met for the first time at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County near Bolivar and Middleton, which is operated by the University of Tennessee.

Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, presented an update on Asian carp.

Grass Carp

Grass Carp

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2Rivers Paint-Out artists paint Clarksville en plein air

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Artists from around Middle Tennessee took advantage of the lovely weather this past weekend as they painted scenes of Clarksville’s downtown and river district in the fourth annual 2Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out.

The paint-out culminated with an awards reception, exhibition and sales of work produced through the weekend at the Tree of Life Center.

Tiffany Foss on Franklin Street.

Tiffany Foss on Franklin Street.

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TDOT announces Section of I-24 in Downtown Nashville Closed This Weekend

 

Motorists Advised to Plan Ahead

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of I-24 on the downtown interstate loop for a bridge replacement and rehabilitation project this weekend.

The closure is scheduled as follows: Friday, October 6th at 8:00pm through Monday, October 9th at 6:00am.

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2017 Riverfest Best Ever, Chris Janson extremely entertaining

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Riverfest 2017 is shaping up to to be one of the most successful of recent years, (based on attendance) according to Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Robert Rayburn.

“We hear from a lot of people that say we are limited by McGregor Park,” Rayburn said. “I think the success of this weekend shows that we can do more. We want this event to keep growing and improving.”

Lots of food, fun and music Saturday, the last day of Clarksville's Riverfest 2017. Chris Janson rocks the house to close Riverfest.

Lots of food, fun and music Saturday, the last day of Clarksville’s Riverfest 2017. Chris Janson rocks the house to close Riverfest.

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