Post Tagged with: "Cumberland River"

Flood Concerns Turn to Cumberland

by / on August 19, 2010

After 24-hours of scattered flooding concentrated North and East of Nashville, concerns now turn to the Cumberland River.

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TDEC Returns to Normal Water Monitoring After May Flooding

by / on June 16, 2010

State regulators have returned to normal water quality testing of Tennessee’s lakes and rivers after heightened monitoring since the flood. Most bodies of water have returned to pre-flood conditions.

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Corps of Engineers Defends River Management as More Lawmakers Call for Probe

by / on May 19, 2010

More lawmakers have joined the call for an investigation into the Army Corps of Engineers’ management of rivers around Nashville during this month’s flooding.

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Search and Rescue Searching Riverbanks for Bodies

by / on May 7, 2010

Nashville’s Search and Rescue Teams are turning their attention to newly exposed riverbanks, in search of two people listed as missing.

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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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Floodwaters Continue to Cutoff Homes in Tennessee

by / on May 6, 2010

Many Tennessee residents continue to wait for floodwaters to recede before they can assess the damage caused by weekend rains. The subsequent flooding killed 21 people in the state – a new fatality was confirmed today in Memphis.

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Gallery: After the Flood

Gallery: After the Flood

by / on May 5, 2010

More of Nashville Public Radio’s photos of the
flood’s aftermath across Middle Tennessee.

Nina Cardona contributed to this collection.

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Flood Waters Still Threaten as They Recede

Flood Waters Still Threaten as They Recede

by / on May 4, 2010

Federal officials have been dispatched to Tennessee by President Obama Tuesday to assess the damage from historic rainfall and widespread flooding, which killed 19 people in the state -10 in Nashville. Rising waters have leveled off, but concern is growing over a drinking water system on life support and the fire hazard posed by thousands of flooded and vacant homes.

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Lights Out in Downtown Nashville

by / on May 4, 2010

Floodwaters from the swollen Cumberland River are receding in Nashville. Several businesses are damaged in the historic downtown known for its honky-tonk live music bars, but even those that aren’t badly flooded won’t be up and running for awhile.

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Workers Sandbag to Protect Metro Center, Water-Treatment Plant

by / on May 4, 2010

Some of downtown’s signature sites are underwater, including the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and LP field, home to the Tennessee Titans football team, as well as Bridgestone Arena, home to the Nashville Predators hockey team.

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Some Still Fighting Off Water after Historic Flooding

Some Still Fighting Off Water after Historic Flooding

by / on May 3, 2010

Tennessee officials are requesting federal aid after a weekend of record-breaking floods that killed at least 18 people in the state. Thousands had to evacuate homes and hotels. As some begin to assess the damage, others continue efforts to hold back rising flood waters.

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Cumberland River’s Crest Revised

by / on May 3, 2010

National weather officials now say the Cumberland River will crest at 52.5 feet at 8 p.m. on Monday night. The river was originally projected to crest at 51.5 feet at noon on Monday.

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Drinking Water At Risk in Tennessee Flooding

by / on May 3, 2010

The number of storm-related deaths in Tennessee has grown to 13 across, after another body was found in the flood waters. Emergency officials in Tennessee are now pleading with residents to conserve water. Massive flooding has damaged municipal water service.

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Rivers Continue to Rise after Weekend of Historic Rain in Tennessee

by / on May 3, 2010

Record shattering rains in Tennessee have stopped but now concerns turn to the rivers, which continue to swell beyond their banks. The Cumberland River has yet to crest.

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Tennessee Residents Begin Clean Up, Even as Rivers Continue to Threaten

by / on May 3, 2010

Weekend storms killed at least 12 people in Tennessee. Emergency responders in Nashville made more than a thousand water rescues. A massive clean up effort now begins after historic rains submerged entire neighborhoods.

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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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