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Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tenn., and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky. Six to nine inches of rain fell into the uncontrolled watershed between Old Hickory Dam and Cheatham Dam, the metro Nashville area, and particularly areas to the north and west of Nashville. Uncontrolled streams such as Mill Creek, Browns Creek, Richland Creek, Whites Creek, Harpeth River, Sycamore Creek, and the Red River all experienced significant rainfall and a corresponding increase in flow.