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Volume XXIX, No. 2April/May/June 2017

This Issue:
Leader Commentaries 3
Secretary of the Army Awards 9
Environment and Sustainability 18
Awards 40
Professional Development 42
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Volume XXIX, No. 2April/May/June 2017 This Issue: Leader Commentaries 3 Secretary of the Army Awards 9 Environment and Sustainability 18 Awards 40 Professional Development 42
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began flood fight operations throughout the Central U.S., along the Mississippi and tributary rivers, in response to heavy rainfall on April 28-30 . High water flows are impacting navigation and stressing federal and non-federal levee systems. The USACE Mississippi Valley, Lakes & River, Southwestern, and Northwestern Divisions are conducting response operations under the Corp’s Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies) authorities. While no requests for Stafford Act assistance have been received to date, USACE is sharing information and actively coordinating with FEMA Regions V, VI, & VII. The current assessment indicates moderate flood risk to the lower Mississippi River and no anticipation to operate federal floodways or spillways.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Responds to Central U.S. Flooding
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began flood fight operations throughout the Central U.S., along the Mississippi and tributary rivers, in response to heavy rainfall on April 28-30 . High water flows are impacting navigation and stressing federal and non-federal levee systems. The USACE Mississippi Valley, Lakes & River, Southwestern, and Northwestern Divisions are conducting response operations under the Corp’s Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies) authorities. While no requests for Stafford Act assistance have been received to date, USACE is sharing information and actively coordinating with FEMA Regions V, VI, & VII. The current assessment indicates moderate flood risk to the lower Mississippi River and no anticipation to operate federal floodways or spillways.
This issue of The Corps Environment includes:
Army announces 2016 environmental award recipients; Fort Riley project recognized for excellence in water energy management; EnviroPoints guest commentary on 2017 Army Earth Day; Partnership to study wetlands benefits Corps, students; Muddy River restoration project garners Build America Award; USACE offers hazardous waste recertification course; USACE rangers' count confirms eagle population growth; USACE investigates technology to manage invasive species; New guide provides installation resources for organic waste diversion; Ecosystems depend on plant pollinators; Detroit District views dredged material as resource, not waste; Surry Mountain Lake hosts anglers for New Hampshire winter fishing; Buffalo District supports nationwide waste investigation, clean up; Innovative technology to aid environmental investigations; USACE, The Nature Conservancy join forces, enhance Roanoke River; New England District proposing solar array at Cape Cod Canal; Engineers, students team up, photograph project; and the 2017 Army Earth Day poster.
April 2017 issue of The Corps Environment
This issue of The Corps Environment includes: Army announces 2016 environmental award recipients; Fort Riley project recognized for excellence in water energy management; EnviroPoints guest commentary on 2017 Army Earth Day; Partnership to study wetlands benefits Corps, students; Muddy River restoration project garners Build America Award; USACE offers hazardous waste recertification course; USACE rangers' count confirms eagle population growth; USACE investigates technology to manage invasive species; New guide provides installation resources for organic waste diversion; Ecosystems depend on plant pollinators; Detroit District views dredged material as resource, not waste; Surry Mountain Lake hosts anglers for New Hampshire winter fishing; Buffalo District supports nationwide waste investigation, clean up; Innovative technology to aid environmental investigations; USACE, The Nature Conservancy join forces, enhance Roanoke River; New England District proposing solar array at Cape Cod Canal; Engineers, students team up, photograph project; and the 2017 Army Earth Day poster.

News

STEM students learn about engineering on dam tour

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently welcomed area high school and college students for a Corps career overview and tour of the Old Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Published: 5/19/2017

USACE responds to Lake Ontario flooding

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, technical field teams have visited 13 Lake Ontario coast sites in response to emergency flood efforts. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo formally requested Corps of Engineers assistance on May 9 and initiated additional interagency coordination to supplement the state’s emergency response to record water levels.
Published: 5/18/2017

USACE lab shares nano-enabled water treatment expertise with United Nations

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory’s Research
Published: 5/17/2017

USACE lab gets new director

HANOVER, New Hampshire – Dr. Joseph L. Corriveau (left) takes the reins as he accepts the Cold
Published: 5/15/2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Responds to Central U.S. Flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began flood fight operations throughout the Central U.S., along the Mississippi and tributary rivers, in response to heavy rainfall on April 28-30 . High water flows are impacting navigation and stressing federal and non-federal levee systems.
Published: 5/4/2017

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