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  • Walla Walla District deploys 3 teams to Boise to prepare for COVID-19 impacts

    The Walla Walla District deployed three, two-person teams to Boise, Idaho, to support the state’s Office of Emergency Services and expand their ability to handle an expected increased patient load.
  • CRREL employee tests positive for COVID-19

    A U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center employee assigned to the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, based in Hanover, New Hampshire has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently in a quarantine status at home. All personnel who have come into contact with the infected employee have been notified and the laboratory continues to enforce safety measures to protect the workforce. The ERDC is continuing to restrict access to only mission critical personnel and essential services contractors at its facilities in New Hampshire and across the nation. In addition, the organization continues to closely adhere to all official federal and state safety and health directives to protect the workforce and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Vicksburg District provides update on forecasts, conditions across region – March 27

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District provided an update on forecasts and conditions across the district’s jurisdiction March 27. The National Weather Service has forecasted an average of one-to-four inches of rainfall over the Lower Mississippi River Valley over the next seven days. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at Arkansas City, Arkansas, at 40 feet April 5; Greenville, Mississippi, at 51.5 feet April 6; Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 48 feet April 7; and Natchez, Mississippi, at 55 feet April 8. These predictions are based on two days of forecasted rainfall and may change based on future rainfall.
  • Springfield Water and Sewer Commission seeks Corps permit to dredge, fill in Connecticut River for sewer project

    CONCORD, Mass. – Joshua Schimmel, of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with dredging and fill within the Connecticut River as part of the Connecticut River Sewers Crossing Project in Springfield and Agawam, Massachusetts. This work is proposed within the Connecticut River from West York Street in Springfield to 250 M Street Extension in Agawam.
  • Little Rock District teams to evaluate sites for use as alternate-care-facilities

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assembled field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing sites for the possible conversion into alternate-care-sites in Arkansas.
  • Minnesota River Basin study finalized

    ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced today that the Minnesota River Basin Interagency Study is complete and available to the public.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin Phase II floodfight in Cairo, Missouri, and Reelfoot-Obion areas

    The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will initiate a Phase II floodfight today in the Cairo, Reelfoot-Obion, and Missouri areas due to high river stages.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division begins evaluating facilities across Arkansas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division announced today that their Little Rock District will begin providing planning and assessments for possible conversion of existing buildings into alternate-care-sites in Arkansas.
  • Corps of Engineers New England District employee tests positive for COVID-19

    CONCORD, Mass. – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District employee tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation at home per CDC guidelines. Our District leadership has coordinated closely with this individual and healthcare professionals to ensure the strict guidelines set forth by the CDC have been and continue to be met. Individuals who may have come into contact with our employee have already been notified.
  • Detroit District supporting national response to COVID-19 pandemic

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has assembled and deployed field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing facilities in Michigan for the possible conversion into alternate care facilities as part of the nationwide federal, state and local effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this planning mission assignment from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), personnel from FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and state and local emergency management and medical personnel are conducting initial and in-depth site assessments at multiple locations as determined by state leadership. The teams are providing assessments to the State of Michigan that deliver information on the possible conversion of existing buildings into alternate care facilities in southeast Michigan.