ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a groundbreaking ceremony to replace buildings at the Cheatham Dam destroyed by the May 2010 flood.
The agency said in a news release that the groundbreaking on Monday afternoon will mark the beginning of construction on replacement buildings at the Cheatham Dam.
The buildings, which included the lock operations center and the resource manager's office, were submerged underwater on May 2 of that year after floodwaters topped the dam's lock and spillways. Nine employees at the dam had to be rescued by boat.
As much as 17 inches of rain fell in areas of the Cumberland River Basin over two days, resulting in an unprecedented flash flood. The employees have been working in temporary facilities since then.
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