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Nashville District prepares for remnants of Hurricane Harvey
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is preparing for heavy rainfall in areas of the lower Cumberland River Basin from remnants of Hurricane Harvey, and is managing the release of water from dams throughout the Cumberland Basin to reduce flood risk. “We have been releasing water through the spillway at J. Percy Priest Dam to recover additional storage capacity, and we are lowering main stem Cumberland River projects toward the lower end of their normal operating ranges to prepare for the rain and anticipated runoff,” said Anthony Rodino, Water Management Section chief. The Nashville District’s goal during high water events is to reduce downstream impacts to people and property as much as possible while safely maintaining the dam facilities and structures.