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  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    VICKSBURG, Miss., December 29, 2015 – The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees beginning Jan. 1, 2016

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE will change to a simpler fee structure. The fee for a USACE annual pass to these facilities will also change.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin issuing America the Beautiful

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, approximately 240 of its recreation projects nationwide will begin issuing America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Passes.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
  • USACE Opens Access to Water Resource Data - Corps Water Management System (CWMS) Database for Public Access Oct. 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today announced it will open the Access to Water Resource Data - CWMS Data Dissemination (CWMS) website for public access beginning 23 October at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26.
  • Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative

    President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
  • Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    WASHINGTON -- Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 Civil Works Appropriations

    Washington (February 3, 2015) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) work plans for the Army Civil Works program. On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2014, Division D of Public Law 113-235, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, providing $5.483 billion in FY15 appropriations for the Army Civil Works program, which is offset in part by a $28 million cancellation of unobligated carryover funding appropriated prior to fiscal year 2015. The Act’s accompanying Statement of Managers report designates $4.473 billion of that total for specified programs, projects and activities (PPA). The Corps is responsible for allocating the remaining $1.009 billion, designated as additional funding, to individual PPAs, consistent with the categories and criteria provided in the Statement of Managers.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Civil Works Strategic Plan

    Washington (February 2, 2015) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released its “Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018” that articulates five goals that will guide USACE into the future. “This strategic plan presents USACE’s commitment to responsibly develop the Nation’s water resources, while protecting, restoring and sustaining environmental quality. USACE is dedicated to learning from the past and adapting the organization to ensure the U.S. enjoys a prosperous and sustainable future,” said Steven L. Stockton, USACE director of Civil Works.