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Nashville District dams saved $1.8 billion in March flooding | News – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-15 15:08:00 –

Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-Nashville has 10 dams operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. These dams in the Cumberland River basin in Nashville prevented an estimated $ 1.8 billion in flood damage during the March floods.

You may remember that the area was temporarily closed due to heavy rains from March. Houses were flooded, cars were washed away, and unfortunately few people died from the rain.

The area rained more than 7 inches from March 27th to March 28th, the second heaviest in two days since the record of precipitation was held in 1871.

The dam acted as an important reservoir for returning smaller, unregulated waterways to normal levels.

That’s 586 billion gallons of water. Water was safely stored behind these dams and was able to quell unregulated floods downstream. When downstream conditions were allowed, this stored water was released in a controlled manner for weeks. -Robert Dillingham, Hydropower Engineer, Water Management Section, Nashville District, US Army Corps of Engineers

William Terry, Chief Manager of the Water Management Section, states that these dam projects play an important role in supporting flood risk management.



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