Post Tagged with: "Army Corps of Engineers"

Sen. Alexander To Army Corps: This Dam Fishing Thing Has Gone Far Enough

Sen. Alexander To Army Corps: This Dam Fishing Thing Has Gone Far Enough

by / on May 8, 2013

If the Corps of Engineers won’t lift restrictions on fishing below dams, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says he’ll place his own restrictions on the Corps’ spending.

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Corps of Engineers Announces Progress on Wolf Creek Dam Repairs

by / on June 22, 2012

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the protective concrete embankment wall is now complete.

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Corps Commander to Transition Friday

by / on June 22, 2011

The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will get a new commander. Lt. Col. Anthony Mitchell will hand off control Friday.

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Fatalities Climb as Elected Officials Tour Tennessee Storm Damage

by / on April 29, 2011

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency now confirms 34 fatalities in Tennessee. Emergency responders say the state dodged larger fatalities because tornadoes hit sparsely populated areas.

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May Floods Force National Weather Service to Get Specific with Flood Warnings

by / on January 12, 2011

Failure to accurately predict flood levels in Nashville last May and issue effective warnings is leading to policy changes within the National Weather Service. The agency released its post-flood assessment Wednesday.

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Corps of Engineers Issues Final Flood Report

by / on November 23, 2010

The Army Corps of Engineers has released its final, 27-point report on how it performed during May’s flooding.

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Corps of Engineers’ Flood Response Hindered by Communication Errors

by / on July 22, 2010

The Army Corps of Engineers’ regional commander says communication problems during the May flood will lead to changes in how the agency operates.

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Dean Says Flood Predictions Weren’t Enough

by / on July 22, 2010

Mayor Karl Dean says Nashville officials had to lean more on their own instincts than the predictions of weather and water experts during the May flood.

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Cooper Chastises Corps of Engineers

by / on July 22, 2010

Congressman Jim Cooper had harsh words for the Army Corps of Engineers during a Senate hearing Thursday. He says lack of communication about dam releases during May’s flood amounted to surprising local officials with a “water bomb.”

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Alexander Calls for Questions of Corps

by / on July 15, 2010

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is asking the public to submit questions for a hearing into how the Army Corps of Engineers responded to May’s historic flooding.

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Gaylord Lays Off 1,700 Staff, Pursuing Legal Action

by / on June 2, 2010

Gaylord Opryland announced plans today to lay off more than 1,700 workers as repairs are made to the hotel and surrounding attractions.

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Alexander Questions Corps Communication about Dam Releases

by / on May 6, 2010

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander wants to put the Army Corps of Engineers under a microscope for its management of dams upstream from Nashville this week. Thursday he called for a hearing about water releases from Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes.

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Corps says Dam Release Prevented Additional Flooding

by / on May 4, 2010

Emergency officials are defending the decision to release water from area dams, despite calls from people worried that the move will exacerbate flooding.

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Corps Concerned about Water Level at Old Hickory Lake

by / on January 21, 2010

The Army Corps of Engineers says the draw of water from Old Hickory Lake may be a problem.

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Metro Police Get Dedicated River Access

by / on September 10, 2009

Thursday emergency officials opened the first dock and boat ramp on the Cumberland River dedicated to law enforcement.

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