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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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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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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 8th

 

Tennessee – As the seasons change, Tennessee State Parks are full of fall beauty, great programming and the perfect setting to enjoy the crisp, outdoor air! There are several opportunities in Middle Tennessee, including outstanding hikes, fall festivals and cultural events – just to name a few!  Stay tuned next week for more fall foliage opportunities.

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Tennessee – Ghosts and goblins take note!  It’s Halloween in Tennessee and there are several “spooky” fun events in store for kids and adults alike!  There also are some great early November events planned in the Middle Tennessee area from rock-climbing workshops to outstanding hikes to honoring our local Veterans!  Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time! Tennessee State Parks has some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer – featuring a mosaic of color, pumpkins galore and a few tricks or treats up our sleeves! 

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 2nd

 

As the seasons change, Tennessee State Parks are full of fall beauty, great programming and the perfect place to enjoy the crisp, outdoor air! There are several opportunities in Middle Tennessee, including a great fundraiser for Nashville Cares, a run through one of the most beautiful parks in the state, a History Hayride – just to name a few!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

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