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Public invited for tour of Cheatham Dam and Powerhouse

 

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 Dam Lock and Dam and Hydropower Plant in Ashland City, Tennessee, 11:00am Central Time Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

The tour is limited to 45 people. Pre-registration is required for all tour guests, including minors. The deadline to register, provided there are still open slots, is seven business days prior to scheduled tour. Personal information collected during sign-up is used for security background checks.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public for a free tour of Cheatham Dam Lock and Dam and Hydropower Plant on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tennessee, 11:00am Central Time Saturday, September 21st, 2019. The project is operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. (Leon Roberts, USACE)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the public for a free tour of Cheatham Dam Lock and Dam and Hydropower Plant on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tennessee, 11:00am Central Time Saturday, September 21st, 2019. The project is operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. (Leon Roberts, USACE)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Warning until Midnight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning Saturday night, July 13th, 2019 for Clarksville-Montgomery County and surrounding area. Some storms this afternoon and evening have produced very heavy rainfall.

Flash Flood Warning is in affect for Northeastern Dickson County, Montgomery County, Northern Cheatham County and Western Robertson County.

At 8:55pm CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Heavy rain late this afternoon and tonight expected to cause flooding in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Heavy rain late this afternoon and tonight expected to cause flooding in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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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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National Weather Service issues Flash Flood Warning for Southern Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southern Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 9:30pm, Saturday, February 23rd.

At 6:34pm CT, emergency management reported ongoing water rescues in northern Dickson County. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen with more on the way. Flash flooding is expected to continue.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Dickson, Ashland City, Waverly, Erin, Coopertown, White Bluff, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Tennessee Ridge, Hurricane Mills, Pleasant View, Charlotte, Vanleer, Slayden, Cheatham Dam and Cunningham.

One half to one inch of rainfall expected across Clarksville-Montgomery county tonight.

One half to one inch of rainfall expected across Clarksville-Montgomery county tonight.

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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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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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Girl Scouts volunteer for Earth Day event at Cheatham Lake

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – Local Girl Scouts joined park rangers at Cheatham Lake today for Earth Day activities, and their volunteer work contributed toward earning a Community Service badge.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers discussed topics such as what is Earth Day, importance of planting native species plants, bird habitats, wetlands, and water safety.

These Girl Scouts from Troop 390 plant native plants and grasses April 28, 2018 that will become an Ecological Landscape Exhibit for visitors to Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tenn. (UTrey Church)

These Girl Scouts from Troop 390 plant native plants and grasses April 28, 2018 that will become an Ecological Landscape Exhibit for visitors to Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tenn. (UTrey Church)

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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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Cheatham Lake seeks volunteers for Monarch Waystation

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – The staff at Cheatham Lake is cultivating several flower gardens for bees and butterflies, and seeks volunteers to help certify the site as a Monarch Waystation.

Park Ranger Dina Henninger and Cheatham County Master Gardener Intern Suzanne Hale spent several hours September 30th tidying up the gardens and planting an assortment of purple asters, burgundy ajugas, and pansies, additional food sources and ground covers to improve the habitat for the Monarchs that will soon be migrating to Mexico for the winter.

They also collected seeds from existing flowers to plant in the spring.

A butterfly visits the pollinator garden at Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee, September 30th, 2017. Volunteer gardeners are needed to join the team responsible for developing, maintaining and improving the garden, working toward certification as a Monarch Waystation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District project. (Leon Roberts)

A butterfly visits the pollinator garden at Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee, September 30th, 2017. Volunteer gardeners are needed to join the team responsible for developing, maintaining and improving the garden, working toward certification as a Monarch Waystation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District project. (Leon Roberts)

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