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Austin Peay State University students discover bacteriophages: Danno, Otwor, Scumberland

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Ten Austin Peay State University (APSU) students last semester took advantage of a unique global research opportunity, and their work led to the discovery of three new bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages, aka phages.

Austin Peay State University student Heath Simpson. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Heath Simpson. (APSU)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County remains under a Flood Advisory

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that river and creeks will remain elevated for the next few days due to heavy rainfall and runoff. This could impact some low-lying areas and low water crossings.

Elevated water levels are expected to last until Wednesday.

The Flood Advisory is extended for the Cumberland River at Clarksville until Monday morning.

The Cumberland River at Clarksville is currently at 43.6 feet as of Thursday afternoon. Flood stage is 46 feet.

The Cumberland River at Clarksville is currently at 43.6 feet as of Thursday afternoon. Flood stage is 46 feet.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Watch until late tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee. The flood watch will be in effect from 3:00pm until late tonight.

Rainfall rates of 2 inches in an hour can be expected this afternoon and evening when a line of storms moves through the mid-state. Total rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible, will lead to an increasing threat of flash flooding in the watch area this evening.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports High Water, Cold Weather closes Parks, Golf Course

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department says because of heavy rain and rising waters on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, these City of Clarksville parks will be closed until further notice: Liberty Park; McGregor Park boat ramp, Riverbend Stage, Amphitheater and north extension of the RiverWalk; Clarksville Greenway from Pollard Road trailhead to the water treatment plant; and Trice Landing.

Additionally, Swan Lake Golf Course will be closed through noon on Saturday, February 15th because of freezing temperatures and heavy rain.

For more updates and information or call 931.645.7476.

Liberty Park closed due to flooding.

Liberty Park closed due to flooding.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Parks, Golf Courses close due to High Water, Cold Weather

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces that because of heavy rain and rising waters on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, these City of Clarksville parks will be closed until further notice:

McGregor Park boat ramp and north extension of the RiverWalk, Clarksville Greenway from Pollard Road trailhead to the water treatment plant and Trice Landing.

Additionally, Swan Lake Golf Course will be closed through noon on Sunday because of freezing temperatures.

Inclement weather affects multiple locations.

Inclement weather affects multiple locations.

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City of Clarksville has been constantly improving Wastewater Treatment System

 

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts says claims in Riverkeeper lawsuit lack context

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is aggressively improving its entire wastewater collection and treatment system, and has spent more than $130 million since 2010 on construction of a new sewage treatment plant and other upgrades.

Aerial photo offers an overview of Clarksville's modern wastewater treatment plant, which was expanded and improved after sustaining damage in the Flood of 2010.

Aerial photo offers an overview of Clarksville’s modern wastewater treatment plant, which was expanded and improved after sustaining damage in the Flood of 2010.

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Tennessee Riverkeeper sues City of Clarksville for Sewage Overflows

 

Tennessee RiverkeeperClarksville, TN – Tennessee Riverkeeper, Inc. has filed a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act (CWA), against the City of Clarksville for violations of the CWA and the Tennessee Water Quality Control Act.

The Clarksville Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has had four hundred twelve (412) violations within the past five years and over twenty-four million six hundred eighteen thousand five hundred ninety-one (24,618,592) gallons of untreated sewage released into the environment.

Railroad Bridge over the Cumberland River in Clarksville.

Railroad Bridge over the Cumberland River in Clarksville.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recovers body from Cumberland River near Lock B South

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigators have recovered a body near Lock B South on the Cumberland River.

A fisherman called 911 at approximately 11:50am on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 to report a body located near the shoreline.

Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, investigators believe the body to be Zach Marsh, however the body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and to determine cause of death.

Using preliminary information, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office believes the body to be Zach Marsh.

Using preliminary information, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office believes the body to be Zach Marsh.

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Clarksville is a key City in Middle Tennessee

 

A Regional Statistical overview of Clarksville

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County is one of 38 counties making up Middle Tennessee; it lies on the north-western edge of the region along the Cumberland River surrounded by rolling hills. Easily accessible from several major interstates and centrally located within just a day’s travel from 76% of all major U.S. cities – Clarksville continues to develop as a key player in the region.

Clarksville-Montgomery County sits along the Cumberland River just 45 minutes from Nashville.

Clarksville-Montgomery County sits along the Cumberland River just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports rising waters close some Parks, Events

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department says that due to heavy rain and rising waters on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, these City of Clarksville parks will be closed until further notice.

Liberty Park and Freedom Point, with the exception of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center and Liberty Park Grill.

Clarksville Marina.

Clarksville Greenway from Pollard Road trailhead to the water treatment plant.

Flooding affects Liberty Park, Greenway, Christmas on the Cumberland light display.

Flooding affects Liberty Park, Greenway, Christmas on the Cumberland light display.

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