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  • Flood data reveals USACE projects prevented $180 million in damages in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2024) – A preliminary analysis of data from the early May high-water event in middle Tennessee, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, has revealed that USACE projects reduced flood damage by an estimated $180 million.
  • Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2024) – As millions of Americans plan visits to lakes and rivers throughout the Cumberland River Basin this summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safety around open water.
  • Corps to temporarily close Bell Road over J. Percy Priest Dam for maintenance

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Bell Road across J. Percy Priest Dam is closing at 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, until 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2024, for routine maintenance activities.
  • Corps of Engineers increase Center Hill Dam water releases

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has increased controlled spillway gate water release operations for Center Hill Dam in Lancaster, Tennessee.
  • Beach nourishment efforts begin again as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers use BIL funds for Indiana Shoreline Protection Project.

    The Indiana shoreline near Mount Baldy dune is receiving sand again this year to help counteract shoreline erosion. The design and construction supervision are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District and has been done for seven of the last ten years. The project is dependent on the availability of beach nourishment government funds. This year, over $2.7M of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds are being used to complete the project.
  • USACE Work Plan Boosts Lakes Erie and Ontario Navigation by $17.6 Million

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District received a total of $17.6 million in the Fiscal Year 2024 Work Plan for Army Civil Works to bolster navigation and structures across lakes Erie and Ontario. The total FY24 budget, to include the Conferenced Budget and Work Plan, exceeds $226.2 million, paving the way for significant environmental, navigation, and civil works improvements across the Buffalo District area of responsibility.
  • Peak water levels at Corps of Engineers projects in the Cumberland River Basin expected today and tomorrow

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2024) – After heavy rains blanketed middle Tennessee Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has continued to monitor water levels at our Cumberland River Basin facilities. Several peak stages are expected this evening, with others to follow on Friday. USACE locks and dams throughout the basin are performing as designed and none are at risk of failure.
  • Corps of Engineers monitoring Cumberland water levels due to heavy rain

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is monitoring current and forecasted Cumberland River Basin conditions and making operational water management adjustments as necessary.
  • Corps of Engineers announces new traffic plan for Cook Recreation Area

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces operational changes to Cook Recreation Area at J. Percy Priest Lake. Park staff will use electric gates, traffic cones and newly constructed roundabout and entrance station to manage traffic flow and parking.
  • With Largest USACE Investment, Great Sodus Bay Breakwater Repair Out for Proposals

    A work package from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District for repairs to the Great Sodus Bay East Breakwater is officially out for proposals. $20 million dollars is already allocated towards the 100% federally funded project, marking the largest investment ever in Great Sodus Bay by the Corps of Engineers.
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