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  • Dale Hollow Dam Road closing for preventative maintenance

    CELINA, Tenn. (June 5, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces Dale Hollow Dam Road is closing to all traffic across the dam 8 a.m. Monday, June 17 for an extended amount of time for preventative maintenance on and around the roadway. The end date is yet to be determined. Dates are subject to change based on contractor schedule.
  • Corps of Engineers urges caution during potentially stormy Memorial Day weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is monitoring forecasted weather conditions at USACE dam and recreation sites along the Cumberland River system and urges local residents to practice water safety during outdoor activity over the weekend.
  • USACE reopens Rockland Recreation Area launch ramp in time for summer recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 22, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is pleased to announce the full restoration and reopening of the Rockland Recreation Area launch ramp at Old Hickory Lake, marking a significant milestone in recovery efforts following the closure caused by an EF3 tornado Dec. 9, 2023.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cordell Hull Dam Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area reopens

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 9, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the area below Cordell Hull Dam known as the Right Bank Tailwater Recreation Area has reopened to the public following construction work recently completed to stabilize the rock bluff below the dam.
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers announces updates to Center Hill Water Control Manual

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District completed an Environmental Assessment (EA), under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to update the Center Hill Dam and Reservoir Water Control Manual. As a result of this update, the Nashville District is implementing operational changes at Center Hill.
  • Seeking Comments on Sunset Marina and Resort Expansion Proposal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District is seeking public feedback related to a private concessionaire’s request to lease and develop the Plankyard day use, access boat launch and primitive camping area near Byrdstown, Tennessee on Dale Hollow Lake.
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