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  • Barkley Dam

    Barkley Dam is a concrete gravity and earthfill structure that measures 10,180 ft.  The powerplant section of the dam contains four generating units capable of producing 130,000 kilowatts.  The spillway section contains 12 tainter gates with a maximum discharge capacity of 520,000 cubic feet per second.Barkley Dam was authorized for construction in
  • Black Rock Lock

    The Black Rock Channel extends from Buffalo Harbor to the Black Rock Lock.  It is three and one-half miles in length.  The Federal navigation channel has a minimum width of 200 feet. Pleasure craft are required to yield the right-of-way to commercial vessels due to the confined waters of the channel.
  • Center Hill Dam

    Center Hill Dam is one of the multipurpose projects that make up the Corps of Engineers’ system for development of the water resources of the Cumberland River Basin. This system is an important part of a larger plan of development for the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.As a major unit in the system, Center Hill Dam and Lake function to control the
  • Cheatham Dam

    Cheatham Dam is located in Cheatham County, Tenn., on the Cumberland River at mile 148.7 about nine miles downstream of Ashland City.  It is about 42 miles downstream from Nashville.Cheatham Dam was authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act and approved July 24, 1946  by Public Law 525.  Inclusion of hydroelectric capability was authorized by Public
  • Cheatham Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cheatham Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting,
  • Chickamauga Navigation Lock

    Chickamauga Lock is  located at Tennessee River mile 471 only 6.9 miles above Chattanooga, Tennessee.It is 58.9 river miles downstream of Watts Bar Lock and 46.3 miles upriver from Nickajack Lock.Lock History TVA commenced preliminary investigation for the Chickamauga project during May 1935, and the Board of Directors authorized its construction
  • Cordell Hull Dam

    Cordell Hull Lake is located on the Cumberland River in Smith, Jackson, and Clay counties of Tennessee.  The dam is located at river mile 313.5, about five miles upstream of the city of Carthage, Tenn.  The construction took place across 10 years completion in 1973.  The construction was preformed by private contractors.Rising 87 feet above the
  • Cordell Hull Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cordell Hull Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting,
  • Dale Hollow Dam

    Dale Hollow Dam is located approximately three miles east of Celina, Tennessee on the Obey River, 7.3 miles above its juncture with the Cumberland River at river mile 380.0. Dale Hollow Lake covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton and Fentress Counties in Tennessee and Clinton and Cumberland Counties in Kentucky. The project consists of 27,700
  • Dale Hollow Lake

    The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Dale Hollow Lake. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946. The project was completed for flood control in 1943. Power generating units were added in 1948, 1949, and 1953. The project was designed by the
  • J. Percy Priest Dam

    J. Percy Priest Dam was built at mile 6.8 on the Stones River, a tributary of the Cumberland.  The lake is located in north central Tennessee, encompassing portions of Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson Counties.  Rising 130 feet above the streambed, the combination earth and concrete-gravity dam is 2,716 feet long with a hydroelectric power
  • J. Percy Priest Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomes you to J. Percy Priest Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to participate in including fishing, hunting,
  • Kentucky Lock

    Kentucky Lock is located near Gilbertsville, Kentucky, 22.4 miles from the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers.  It is 20 miles east of Paducah, Kentucky. The 184-mile reservoir created by Kentucky Dam stretches across parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. It is the largest reservoir in the Eastern U.S. Construction on Kentucky Lock began in
  • Laurel River Dam

    Laurel River Lake is a key project in the development of the Cumberland River Basin.  The lake is located in southeastern Kentucky, encompassing portions of Laurel and Whitley Counties. In the 1960's, Congress authorized construction of a dam on the Laurel River 2.3 miles above its confluence with the Cumberland River.  The dam created a 5,600 acre
  • Martins Fork Dam

    HistoryMartins Fork Lake is located at river mile 15.6 on the Martins Fork of the Cumberland River in the scenic mountainous terrain of Harlan County, 13 miles southeast of the town of Harlan, Kentucky.Martins Fork is fed from two primary sources, Martins Fork and Cranks Creek, which meet in the upper end of the lake.  Below the dam, Martins Fork
  • Old Hickory Dam

    HistoryThe Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River at mile 216.2 in Sumner and Davidson Counties, Tennessee, and are approximately 25 miles upstream from Nashville, Tenn. The City of Hendersonville is situated on the northern shoreline of the lake and the City of Old Hickory is located on the southern side of the lake, just
  • Old Hickory Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomes you to Old Hickory Lake.Located near Metropolitan Nashville, Tenn., the lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose
  • Pickwick Lock

    Pickwick Navigation LockPickwick Lock is approximately 12 miles south of Savannah, Tennessee.  It is just north of the Mississippi state line.Located at Tennessee  River mile 206.7, it is 52.7 miles below Wilson Lock and 184.7 miles above Kentucky Lock.Navigation in the Muscle Shoals The area called Muscle Shoals extended from Elk River to
  • Upper Ohio River Navigation Project

    The Upper Ohio Navigation Project is part of the National Economic Development (NED) plan for improving the upper Ohio River navigation system, specifically the Emsworth, Dashields and Montgomery locks and dams. Emsworth, Dashields and Montgomery, each constructed prior to 1936, are the first three locks and dams on the Ohio River downstream of the Point of Pittsburgh. These facilities have the oldest and smallest lock chambers in the entire Ohio River Navigation System. The project replaces each auxiliary lock chamber (56’ wide by 360’ long) with a new lock chamber (110’ by 600’) at each facility. This new lock chamber would serve as the new main lock chamber. The fully-funded, total project cost for all three new chambers is $2.1 billion, which would be cost-shared jointly by the General Fund (65%) and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (35%) (2021 Cost Level). The project’s incremental benefit-to-cost ratio is 2.4 to 1 (at the current discount rate of 2.75%).
  • Wolf Creek Dam

    History of Wolf Creek DamThe Wolf Creek Project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1946.  Construction of the project, designed and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began in August 1941.  After a three-year delay caused by World War II, the project was completed for full beneficial use in