Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District install a 23-foot-tall concrete shaft enclosure weighing approximately 120,000 pounds as part of the guard wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Nov. 16, 2023.

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  • March

    Lake Cumberland park ranger receives Star of Life Award

    PADUCAH, Ky. (March 12, 2024) – Park Ranger Tanner Rich received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Star of Life Award during a workshop here March 5, 2024, for his actions to assist and provide first aid to a severely injured woman at Lake Cumberland during the 2023 recreation season.
  • January

    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.
  • June

    Park rangers respond to drownings by promoting water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2023) – Park rangers in Tennessee and Kentucky are stepping up efforts to promote water safety in lieu of 10 tragic drownings already this recreation season at Corps lakes in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • Lake goers urged to make water safety ‘First’ this Fourth of July

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging lake goers to make water safety “First” this Fourth of July.
  • January

    Wolf Creek Dam provides enormous flood risk management benefits

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2023) – When the Cumberland River Basin in southeastern Kentucky experiences storms and waters rise, Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River provides enormous flood risk management benefits.
  • August

    Lake Cumberland landmark officially named ‘Sid Bell Falls’

    WATAUGA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2022) – A popular landmark on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland will forever be known as “Sid Bell Falls,” the namesake of its landowner when the Corps of Engineers purchased it during construction of Wolf Creek Dam in 1943.
  • Lake Cumberland landmark officially named ‘Sid Bell Falls’

    WATAUGA, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2022) – A popular landmark on the shoreline of Lake Cumberland will forever be known as “Sid Bell Falls,” the namesake of its landowner when the Corps of Engineers purchased it during construction of Wolf Creek Dam in 1943.
  • New patrol boat enhances Lake Cumberland visitor assistance

    LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. – (Aug. 8, 2022) – Park rangers at Lake Cumberland are better equipped to assist and educate visitors and enforce regulations with the purchase of a new patrol boat with enhanced capabilities.
  • June

    Team explains how it surveys Lake Cumberland’s water quality

    LAKE CUMBERLAND, Ky. (June 3, 2022) – A water quality team onboard a survey boat collected water samples last week from Wolf Creek Dam’s tailwater along with 12 more stations in the reservoir and major tributaries of Lake Cumberland.
  • May

    It’s finally here! Nashville District kicks off 2022 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – The Nashville District officially kicks off the recreation season Memorial Day weekend. Visitors to the district’s recreation areas will notice a few changes, updates, and attractions enhancing the recreation experience.
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