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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

 

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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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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges caution when leaving valuables in vehicles

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersLancaster, TN – As the summer recreation season gets into full swing, Center Hill Lake becomes a popular destination for many Middle Tennessee residents. The lake’s 18,220 square miles of water, multiple campgrounds, marinas, and recreation areas are a significant attraction for tourists, locals, and… criminals alike.

Over the past month Center Hill Lake has seen an increase in visitor activity as well as over 15 motor vehicle break-ins at various locations, including Hurricane Marina, Edgar Evins State Park, Buffalo Valley Boat Ramp, Big Rock Market, Happy Hollow Boat Ramp, and Betty’s Island Boat Ramp.

When out this summer for recreational activities, be careful about leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight. (Mark Rankin)

When out this summer for recreational activities, be careful about leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight. (Mark Rankin)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites Public to Cheatham Lock, Dam, Powerhouse tour on Cumberland River

 

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 invites the public for a free tour of Cheatham Lock, Dam and Hydropower Plant in Ashland City, Tennessee. Free tours for the general public are Saturday, July 21st; and Saturday, September 8th.

Tours of the facility are limited to 45 persons and each tour begins at 11:00am Central Time. Pre-registration is required for all tour guests, including minors.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public for a free tour of Cheatham Lock, Dam and Hydropower Plant in Ashland City, Tennessee. Free tours for the general public are Saturday, July 21st; and Saturday, September 8th. (Leon Roberts)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public for a free tour of Cheatham Lock, Dam and Hydropower Plant in Ashland City, Tennessee. Free tours for the general public are Saturday, July 21st; and Saturday, September 8th. (Leon Roberts)

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