J. Percy Priest Lake photo with dam in foreground

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  • Rainfall and snowmelt no issue for USACE Cumberland River Basin Dams

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2024) – As Tennessee weather moves from snow and ice to rain and runoff, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District notes ample, seasonal levels in water storage
  • Nashville District begins extensive recovery in wake of Old Hickory tornado

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2024) – In the wake of a tornado last month that skirted Old Hickory Dam, an extensive recovery is underway to restore communications and rebuild after the twister walloped indiscriminately with its 125 mph winds.
  • Chicago District Section 106 Public Meeting for the “Damen Silos” permit review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District (Corps) holding a Section 106 Public Meeting for the “Damen Silos” permit review.
  • Green River Dam No. 5 removal work to resume in Summer 2024

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District, in partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), plans to resume work on the removal of the Green River Lock and Dam No. 5 on the Green River in Kentucky. Demolition efforts are scheduled to resume as early as May/June 2024, depending on appropriate river levels.
  • Buffalo River Habitat Restoration Completed at Katherine Street

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has completed closeout of the habitat restoration along the Buffalo River near Katherine Street. The $2.7 million project, funded by the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, was the final habitat restoration project required to complete management actions before delisting the Buffalo River Area of Concern.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Opens Leasing Opportunity for Woodcock Lake Park

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has announced the availability of a leasing opportunity for Woodcock Lake Park. Interested parties can apply for a long-term lease to manage the 277-acre recreational area, which boasts a range of facilities including a campground, boat launch, beach, and picnic areas.
  • Brookville Lake turns 50, announces celebratory event in 2025

    Brookville Lake, located in Franklin and Union counties in Brookville, Indiana celebrates its 50th Anniversary this month. The dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District for the primary purpose of flood risk management and became operational in January 1974.
  • All signs point to Lake Cumberland

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2024) – In 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District produced a pamphlet titled “A Vacation Paradise…Lake Cumberland.” Back in those days, there were no smartphones, or portable computers, and Google had not been invented. In fact, the first GPS satellite was not launched until 1978. How in the world did thousands and thousands of visitors find their way to the shores of Lake Cumberland? They followed the signs.
  • Levee safety workshop strengthens ties with sponsors

    Levee sponsors, operators and maintenance personnel were updated on the most recent information on levee operations in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s footprint during the Levee
  • Louisville District announces official closure of Lock and Dam 53

    After being in service for nearly 90 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District announced the official closure of the Lock and Dam 53 project, Jan. 16, 2024. This is a historic
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