Topic: Tennessee Valley Authority
Clarksville, TN – In the South, old-timers tell children, “Long ago, squirrels could run in trees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without touching the ground.” Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of Biology Dr. Dwayne Estes hears that often and knows it’s not always polite to fight over Southern folklore.
Written by Leon Roberts
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Knoxville, TN – As 2018 draws to a close, yearly rainfall totals for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region continue to climb to near record levels, and the trend for above average rainfall totals continues right up to year’s end.
“For the week before Christmas, rainfall averaged 2 inches in the eastern Valley and 1.4 inches in the western Valley,” said James Everett, senior manager for TVA’s River Forecast Center. “We began spilling and sluicing at several locations the day after Christmas to increase flows and increase flood storage capacity, and that will likely continue into the New Year.”
Tennessee Governor Bill Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe announce Caymas Boats LLC to Establish Operations in Ashland City
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Ashland City, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Caymas Boats LLC officials have announced that the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.
Caymas Boats plans to invest $30.3 million and create approximately 280 jobs during the next five years.
Clarksville, TN – Florim USA was recently honored as one of a select number of businesses to receive the 2017 Tennessee Valley Authority Carbon Reduction Award.
In its first year, the award recognizes businesses that recorded the lowest carbon emission rates in 2017 as well as companies with the largest year-over-year carbon emission improvement for 2016-2017.
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – Dr. Ben Stone, Austin Peay State University emeritus professor, grew up the second youngest of seven children, so his interests in biology and education didn’t often make it into the family’s crowded, dinner table conversations.
“In 1953, there wasn’t much encouragement from my family to go to college,” he said.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon River, Nolichucky River
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce MTD Products to Create 200 Jobs in Martin
Manufacturer to invest $10 million to expand production capabilities in Weakley County
Nashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and MTD Consumer Group Inc officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $10 million in its Martin operations over the next five years.
MTD is Weakley County’s largest private employer and a leading global manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment under brands such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt. The company plans to create 200 jobs in Weakley County as it adds production at the Martin facility.
City of Clarksville teams up with Cumberland River Compact
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and the Cumberland River Compact joined forces to clean a section of the Red River in preparation for a new walking trail.
More than 30 volunteers met April 29th, 2018 and worked to pick up and remove trash from the old Kraft Street marina site and along the wooded trail leading to it. The cleanup was funded by a grant from Tennessee Valley Authority, secured by the Cumberland River Compact.
Written by Bill Peoples
Nashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced today that it expects higher levels and flows along the Cumberland River this week due to releases from Corps dams over the next three days, even though the weather is expected to be dry during this time.
The dry weather is allowing the Corps to continue regaining storage in upstream reservoirs. The stage at Nashville will rise approximately four feet from a stage of 31 feet to near 35 feet today and remain elevated through midweek. The flow currently at Nashville is more than 40 million gallons of water per minute.
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