A recently launched video clip highlights just how water is taken care of in the Cumberland River Basin on behalf of flooding danger administration, industrial navigating, hydropower manufacturing, water system, ecological stewardship, as well as entertainment possibilities.
The Nashville Engineer District runs 10 dams in the Cumberland River Basin as well as does a harmonizing act of holding as well as launching water on behalf of the Congressionally accredited functions of each job.
“My team receives phone calls every day from people throughout the region asking why we operate the way we do and what information are we taking into account when adjusting water levels and releases from our reservoirs,” claimed Anthony Rodino, Nashville District’s Water Management Section principal. “This eight-minute video provides a basic understanding of how the Nashville District manages water within the Cumberland River Basin and why these projects are so important to the region.”
The Nashville District is accountable for taking care of water as well as is the caretaker for public lands in the Cumberland River as well as its tributaries in Kentucky as well asTennessee Its labor force runs Martins Fork, Laurel River, Wolf Creek as well as Barkley Dams in Kentucky, as well as Dale Hollow, Center Hill, Cordell Hull, Old Hickory, J. Percy Priest, as well as Cheatham Dams in Tennessee.
Nashville District’s 10 tanks can hold greater than 14,000,000-acre feet of water (almost 4.6 trillion gallons), which suffices water to fill up greater than 6 million Olympic dimension pool, 201,970 oil vessels or 193,260,000 double-decker buses.
During the wettest February on document in 2019, the procedure of these dams avoided an approximated $1.72 billion in prospective flooding damages to the area.
The capacity to keep back water where feasible throughout this duration minimized influences in Nashville by as high as 16 feet, stopping $1.5 billion of damages that would certainly have arised from greater water. The water degree on the Cumberland River in Music City got to 40.93 feet with tasks running however would certainly have gotten to an approximated 57.2 feet if the storage space tasks upstream were not out there. It would certainly have gone beyond the May 2010 occasion by almost 5 feet as well as went beyond the flooding of document in 1927 by almost a foot.
LtCol Sonny B. Avichal, Nashville District leader, claimed the high-water occasion in February 2019 is a fantastic instance of just how the Corps of Engineers handles water degrees as well as dam launches in the Cumberland River Basin to minimize the danger of flooding.
“This video is intended to help people understand the various capabilities and differences of the dams in operation, how the location of rainfall factors into it, and how the Corps balances competing purposes while operating the system of dams,” Avichal claimed.