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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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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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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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispels Wolf Creek Dam safety rumors

 

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 dispelling rumors that Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, KY, is in danger of imminent failure.

A local radio station commentator put out false information this morning that Wolf Creek Dam could fail at any time and local residents downstream needed to formulate an evacuation plan.

“This is completely false,” said Kyle Hayworth, Dam Safety Program Manager with the Nashville District. “The dam is not failing. There have been no signs of distress with the project, and our dam safety staff has been and will continue to monitor all of the Cumberland River Basin dams throughout this high-water event.”

Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, KY, releases water from Lake Cumberland February 20th, 2019. (Misty Cravens, USACE)

Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown, KY, releases water from Lake Cumberland February 20th, 2019. (Misty Cravens, USACE)

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National Weather Service issues Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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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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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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Santa joins Bobber the Water Safety Dog for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holiday message

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Kris Kringle filed a reindeer flight plan and entered American airspace with an early sleigh ride today to record a holiday safety message with Bobber the Water Safety Dog in Middle Tennessee.

On the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake, Santa Claus and “Hap Hazard Elf” joined Bobber the Water Safety Dog to shoot a public service announcement in hopes that people all over the world will make it a priority to be safe at home this Christmas and when recreating at Corps of Engineers recreation areas, hiking trails, and when boating or even walking along the shoreline.

Safety Santa, Bobber the Water Safety Dog, and Hap “Hazard” the Elf film a holiday safety public service announcement Dec. 17, 2018 at J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn., to encourage the public to be vigilant and safe at home this Christmas and when visiting and recreating at Corps of Engineers lakes. (Leon Roberts, USACE)

Safety Santa, Bobber the Water Safety Dog, and Hap “Hazard” the Elf film a holiday safety public service announcement Dec. 17, 2018 at J. Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn., to encourage the public to be vigilant and safe at home this Christmas and when visiting and recreating at Corps of Engineers lakes. (Leon Roberts, USACE)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers public access to Cheatham Lock

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public access to Cheatham Navigation Lock located at Cumberland River mile 148.7. The lock is accessible to visitors seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm now through September 3rd, 2018.

Allowing people to visit the lock enhances community relations and lets people see how the lock facilitates movement of commerce within the U.S. Inland Waterway System.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public access to Cheatham Navigation Lock located at Cumberland River mile 148.7 in Ashland City, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Leon Roberts)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is offering public access to Cheatham Navigation Lock located at Cumberland River mile 148.7 in Ashland City, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Leon Roberts)

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Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo

 

Written by Trey Church
Cheatham Lake Conservation Biologist

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.

“The Fishing Rodeo brought about many smiles, healthy competition, education, and memories to last a lifetime,” said Amy Hill, an event participant.

Every child (up to age 15) who signed up for the event received a prize ranging from fishing rods, archery sets, sporting equipment, local gift cards, and tackle boxes. Every participant was also treated to lunch from event sponsors.

This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)

This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)

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