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Army Corps of Engineers begins gradual reopening of recreation areas closed due to Coronavirus
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it has begun the gradual reopening of some USACE-managed recreation areas that were closed to protect against the further spread of coronavirus...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for comment on proposed revision to regulation governing possession of firearms
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today published in the Federal Register a request for comments on a proposed revision to its regulation governing the possession and transportation of firearms...
Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019...

Local News Releases

  • 20-021 Corps seeks public input for Ice Harbor Master Plan Revision

    BURBANK, Wash.– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) invites the public to provide scoping comments for its upcoming revision of the Ice Harbor Master Plan. The Corps will be accepting comments from May 1 through June 15, 2020.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 20-24 Dredging and Sailing Instruction Update NM 23, NM 49.9

    MKARNS - Dredging at NM 23(noted in SWL 20-23) is complete and the sailing instruction (noted in SWL 20-05) is lifted.
  • PUBLICATION NOTICE: Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) at the Wallisville Lake Project: A Review of Applicable Literature and Management Considerations

    Abstract: Changing hydropatterns within the Wallisville Lake Project, near the mouth of the Trinity River in Chambers and Liberty Counties, Texas, have the potential to alter baldcypress forest resiliency. Increasing water levels support saltwater barrier operations while maintaining navigation and recreational access. However, potential impacts of increased water levels on the baldcypress forests are of particular concern because these ecosystems provide unique ecological value and wildlife habitat. The maintenance, succession, and resiliency of baldcypress under various flooding, salinity, and inundation regimes remain poorly defined and pose challenges to resource managers. This report reviews available literature pertaining to salinity and inundation impacts to baldcypress forests. Specific emphasis is placed on the ecological effects of water quality and quantity on the health and persistence of baldcypress. The information gathered in this report is intended to supplement material in the Wallisville Lake Project Water Control Manual to improve management of baldcypress forest conditions and avoid negative ecological impacts. Additionally, this report provides management considerations designed to maintain or enhance baldcypress forests within the Wallisville Lake Project.
  • Louisville District campgrounds to remain closed until further notice

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s Corps-managed campgrounds in Kentucky will remain closed through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While an official date for the reopening of campgrounds and day use areas has not yet been determined, effective today all campground reservations will be cancelled for the month of May.
  • Low-level release at Zorinsky Lake set for May 1

    OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will begin a small low-level release at Zorinsky Lake in Omaha on Friday to improve the water quality of the lake.
  • Corps seeking public comments on Elim Subsistence Harbor Report

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District prepared a draft integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment on the proposed navigation improvements at Elim, about 90 miles east of Nome.
  • CRREL, Area Fire Departments and the NH Department Environmental Services work to contain spill

    The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory discovered a Number 2 heating oil leak from a boiler at its facility at approximately 4 p.m., Saturday, April 25. The CRREL facility is located at 72 Lyme Road in Hanover. No injuries have been reported. CRREL, along with the Hanover, Lebanon, Hartford and Norwich Fire Departments and the New Hampshire Department for Environmental Services are working together to contain the spill. Residents are asked to stay away from the area at this time.
  • Mobile District Temporarily Closes West Bank Park For Repairs

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District announces the temporary closure of West Bank Park at Lake George W. Andrews, to complete repairs to the riverbank shoreline. High water events in February caused erosion along the bank, making the area unsafe for the public.
  • Corps continues flows from Lake O, supports firefighting in Everglades National Park

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue flows from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary at a 7-day average rate of 457 cubic feet per second (cfs). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Releases are made in a pulse pattern which begin on Saturday. In addition, our partners at the South Florida Water Management District have coordinated with the Corps as they mobilize pumps and modify water management operations to help control a wildfire in Everglades National Park.
  • Draft EA for flood-related repairs to several Salt Creek Dams in Nebraska available for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to repair several Salt Creek Dams in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. Comments on the draft EA will be accepted until May 23, 2020.