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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

 

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

While an official date for the reopening of campgrounds has not yet been determined, effective today all campground reservations will be cancelled for the month of May.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31st in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31st in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

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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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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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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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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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Nashville District encourages public to view Total Solar Eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

 

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 encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017.

Free viewing areas in the path of totality have been designated at Lake Barkley in Kentucky, and Cheatham Lake, Old Hickory Lake, J. Percy Priest Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, and Center Hill Lake in Tennessee.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017. (Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total solar eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3:00pm Central Time August 21st, 2017. (Mark Rankin)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.

America’s PrepareAthon is a national campaign led by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency with Department of Defense participation and planning efforts.

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

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U.S. Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns’

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns.”

The Corps, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to support Corps natural resources and recreation programs, developed the campaign that specifically targets adult males.

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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