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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
Volume 18, Issue 3
July 2017

This issue of The Corps Environment includes articles on Earth Day, STEM students tour Libby Dam, wastewater treatment process, wartime recycling drives, firing range impacts on wildlife, destroying war munitions, World War II-era facilities renovated, volunteers aid search and rescue operations, Corps protects town's sanitary system, bike enthusiasts hit Warrior Creek trails, wildlife biologists seek to conserve elusive Mojave lizard and more.
The Corps Environment
Volume 18, Issue 3 July 2017 This issue of The Corps Environment includes articles on Earth Day, STEM students tour Libby Dam, wastewater treatment process, wartime recycling drives, firing range impacts on wildlife, destroying war munitions, World War II-era facilities renovated, volunteers aid search and rescue operations, Corps protects town's sanitary system, bike enthusiasts hit Warrior Creek trails, wildlife biologists seek to conserve elusive Mojave lizard and more.
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.

News

AMIE interns gain career experience in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea—Two college students were allowed the opportunity to work alongside Far East
Published: 7/20/2017

Nashville District encourages public to view total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging the public to view the total eclipse at Corps of Engineers lakes when the sun sweeps over Kentucky and Tennessee from approximately noon to 3 p.m. Central Time Aug. 21, 2017.
Published: 7/18/2017

Nearly century year old lock gates get a lift

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a long history of building projects to last. But 95 years is asking a lot from any structure. So when it became necessary to replace some enormous steel gates that are part of an Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) lock in the New Orleans District, the challenge was monumental. But Memphis District structural engineer Marneshia Richard proved she was up to the task when she was assigned a central role in the project.
Published: 7/17/2017

Wetland acquisition advances SHEP progress

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) continues to make progress, most recently demonstrated by the completion of another environmental mitigation requirement. After acquiring Abercorn Island in February, the Georgia Department of Transportation recently transferred the 2,080-acre property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Published: 7/14/2017

Summer school goes Arctic at Army lab

HANOVER, N.H. (July 12, 2017) – Twelve rising seniors and two college interns from the Advanced
Published: 7/13/2017

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