J. Percy Priest Lake photo with dam in foreground

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  • Corps installs navigation safety signs for upcoming demolition of 107-year-old dam on Monongahela River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is adding navigation safety signs and buoys upstream and downstream of Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 to warn boaters and industry of hazardous conditions during upcoming demolition of a 107-year-old dam.
  • A team of teams: How multi-agency power teams restore vital services after disasters

    A power outage that began in Ohio spread across seven states and into Canada as brush fires caused transmission lines to go out of service.
  • Nashville District welcomes STEM students for Summer Internship Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2024) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District kicked off its summer internship program in June 2024, hosting a cohort of 24 talented Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) students from colleges throughout the Southeastern U.S. This program serves as a vital platform for nurturing future talent while offering invaluable hands-on experience in public service.
  • Corps of Engineers enhances Caney Fork River ecosystem with Center Hill Dam orifice gate reinstallation

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (June 10, 2024) – As part of an ongoing commitment to bolster the ecological health and recreational opportunities along the Caney Fork River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is pleased to announce a significant milestone in the operation of Center Hill Dam.
  • Center Hill Dam road and recreation areas temporarily closing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the section of State Highway 141/96 that crosses over Center Hill Dam as well as Buffalo Valley Recreation Area and Long Branch Recreation Area will be closed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 10.
  • Safe Boating Urged as Outer Harbor Wetland Construction Begins

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is urging boaters to use caution as construction of the submerged stone wall at the entrance to Shipping Slip 3 on the Outer Harbor begins. Buoys that marked the submerged wall have been removed, allowing Ryba Marine Construction Co. to finish placement of additional bedding stone, 4.8 feet of underlayer stone, and 7.2 feet of armor stone.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Army Corps of Engineers Birthday and Juneteenth Celebration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of the USACE birthday, June 16, and Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.
  • 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 begins dredging operations in Saugatuck

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, will begin dredging 68,000 cubic yards of sediment from Saugatuck Harbor, Michigan, next week to ensure safe navigation between Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River. The two-mile federal channel in Saugatuck is a popular recreational destination and harbor of refuge. The King Company, of Holland, is contracted to complete the work for $341,000, after completing dredging in Muskegon under the same awarded contract totaling $1.4 million.
  • Park Ranger profession a great gig for college grads and beyond

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 4, 2024) – If you are a college graduate looking for an exciting profession where you can safeguard public lands and assist visitors at Corps lakes, recreation areas, and campgrounds, then being a park ranger just might be your gig.
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