Quarry at Old Hickory Lake
Old Hickory Lake is public land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It’s one of the Corps’ top three most popular sites in the country.
But the area is now under threat. A proposed quarry will be built in the wrong place, too close to a beach and an aging dam.
Click here to see a map of the proposed quarry.
This quarry makes no sense, so almost every elected official in Davidson County is fighting it. Read below for details and up-to-date information.
Watch: Press Conference at Old Hickory Dam
April 20, 2016 TDEC Comments.docx
March 29, 2016 Cooper and Corps' Brigadier General Richard Kaiser hold press conference
March 27, 2016 Tennessean Editorial: On Old Hickory quarry, public safety eclipses property rights
March 26, 2016 Cooper Op-Ed: Quarry near Old Hickory Dam must be stopped
March 8, 2016 Cooper testifies at state legislature on dangers of rock quarry
March 8, 2016 Nashville Scene: Too Dam Bad
Dec. 7, 2015 Corps responds to Cooper letter CORPSlettertoCooper.pdf
Nov. 12, 2015 Cooper asks Corps for Analysis of Quarry Impact on Old Hickory: LettertoUSACE.PDF
Oc. 15, 2015 Nashville Scene: The Whole Dam Thing
Oct. 8, 2015 Cooper Op-Ed: Keep quarry near Old Hickory Dam from harming Nashville
Map of the Proposed Quarry