NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2013 - The Nashville District is in the process of conducting an orderly shutdown because of a lack of appropriations. The district will reduce its manpower over time to essential personnel only. These essential personnel will continue to support critical Corps of Engineers missions such as dam safety, hydropower, and operation of the navigation locks on both the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. The Corps is funded through multiple-year funding, which is enabling the Nashville District to conduct limited operations and construction through the course of the government shutdown. As the lapse in appropriations continues, we will have more employees furloughed over time, but will maintain our mission essential personnel to ensure the operation and protection of corps facilities and property.
Recreation Areas, Campgrounds Remain Open
Nashville District recreation areas and campgrounds will remain open, as originally scheduled, using available Fiscal Year 2013 carryover funding. Existing campground and shelter reservations will be honored. The Recreation.gov website at www.recreation.gov is shutdown and the public can no longer use it to make any new reservations, and Call Agents at the Recreation Reservation Service call center (1-877-444-6777) will NOT make any new reservations until Federal funding has been restored. Nashville District’s remaining open campgrounds will continue to make new reservations for onsite registered campers on a first-come, first-serve. Walk-in campers are still welcome, but we ask that customers please contact the campground to check site availability. Camping information for Nashville District is available at http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Camping.aspx.
The public will be informed as additional Nashville District operations and services are affected due to the federal government shutdown.
For more news and updates please go to http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/home/shutdowninfo.aspx and follow the Nashville District at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps.
Release no. 13-018