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NR 23-39: Cordell Hull Dam Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area closing

Nashville District
Published Oct. 11, 2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the area below Cordell Hull Dam known as the Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area is closing today for 90 days while construction work is underway to stabilize the rock bluff below the dam. (USACE Photo by Ashley Webster)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the area below Cordell Hull Dam known as the Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area is closing today for 90 days while construction work is underway to stabilize the rock bluff below the dam. (USACE Photo by Ashley Webster)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the area below Cordell Hull Dam known as the Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area is closing today for 90 days while construction work is underway to stabilize the rock bluff below the dam.

The closure area starts at the end of Turkey Creek Nature Trail parking lot near the Resource Manager’s Office.  The impacted amenities will be the restroom closest to the dam, the parking lot that oversees the lock and dam, and any land based tailwater fishing.

This project is going to remove any loose or severely eroded rock that could pose a hazard to the public. Any participants of scheduled dam tours will have to park and meet on the lock side of Cordell Hull Dam. The lock’s address is 24 Cordell Hull Park Road, Elmwood, TN 38560.

The Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area’s walking trail, nature trail, volleyball count, tailwater boat ramp, shelter, and fish cleaning station will remain open.  Customers who have reserved the Tailwater Shelter and feel this closure effect the indented reservation feel free address this.

For additional information, or to contact an application via e-mail, contact the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager’s Office at 615-735-1034. Follow Cordell Hull Lake at http://www.facebook.com/cordellhulllake for more news and information.

The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps. Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest employment and contracting opportunities at https://www.linkedin.com/company/u-s-army-corps-of-engineers-nashville-district.


Contact
Bill Peoples
615-736-7161
chief.public-affairs@usace.army.mil

Release no. 23-036

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