• Aquatic planting initiative nurtures Thurmond Lake ecosystem

    SAVANNAH, Ga – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, began its aquatic planting season this month at J. Strom Thurmond Lake to bolster biodiversity and prevent shoreline erosion.
  • Furniture program supports Marine Corps quality-of-life improvements

    The Marine Corps Installation Management Command (MCICOM) learned of Huntsville Center’s Centralized Furnishing Branch via an employee that formerly worked for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), one of the Center’s furniture program’s largest barracks furniture customers.
  • USACE park update and guidance on boat dock damage and hazard tree removal after weekend storms

    Until further notice from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Lake Project Office, the Prairie Creek and Horseshoe Bend campgrounds and day use areas are closed. The boat ramps for both locations will remain open. Rocky Branch campground is also closed however, the day use area and boat ramp remain open.
  • Single lane closure rescheduled for Highway 177 across Norfork Dam

    To support recovery from recent storm damage in the Mountain Home area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rescheduling a single lane closure of Highway 177 across Norfork Dam from 7 a.m. May 29, 2024, to 7 a.m. June 3, 2024. The road will still be closed through late January 2025, for the scheduled routine maintenance. The duration of the closure may vary depending upon weather or site conditions.
  • USACE lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lifting the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. While flows have receded, USACE officials urge boaters to always exercise caution when on the river.
  • J. Strom Thurmond Lake Project installs homes for our furry flying friends

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – J. Strom Thurmond Lake, also known as Clarks Hill Lake, nestled between the states of Georgia and South Carolina, is not only a scenic haven for outdoor enthusiasts, but also a thriving ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife.
  • Public invited to open house for ecosystem restoration project planned in Pool 19 of the Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in collaboration with the Lee County Conservation Board, invites the public to attend an open house June 3 to learn more about an ecosystem restoration project planned in Lee County on the Mississippi River. The event will take place from 5:15-7:00 p.m. at the Lee County Conservation Center located at 2652 US-61 in Montrose, Iowa.
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    During May, the U.S. recognizes and celebrates Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In 1992, then-President George H. W. Bush signed into law Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and ever since, Americans have gathered to celebrate Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and their contributions to making the U.S. what it is today.
  • USACE Jacksonville District issues NEPA Scoping Letter for a Combined Operational Plan Deviation for Water Conservation Area 3A

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (May 28, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment to support a multi-year planned temporary deviation to the Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA 3A) Regulation Schedule. This regulation schedule is part of the 2020 Combined Operational Plan (COP) Water Control Plan, the current operating plan for the Water Conservation Areas (WCAs), Everglades National Park (ENP) and South Dade Conveyance System. The 2020 COP Water Control Plan defines operations for the constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries and Canal 111 (C-111) South Dade project components. The map, which can be viewed with the signed document at the link below, shows these features. Under the 2020 COP Water Control Plan, operations of the S-12A, S-12B, S-343A, and S-343B include seasonal closures for the federally listed Cape Sable seaside sparrow. The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision was completed on August 28, 2020.
  • Statistical Analysis of Storm Surge and Seiche Hazards for Lake Erie

    Abstract: Storm surge and seiche events are generally forced by severe storms, initially resulting in a wind-driven super elevation of water level on one or more sides of a lake (surge) followed by a rebound and periodic oscillation of water levels between opposing sides of the lake (seiche). These events have caused flooding along Lake Erie and significant damages to coastal communities and infrastructure. This study builds upon statistical analysis methods initially developed for the 2012 federal interagency Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study. Using the Coastal Hazards System's stochastic Storm Simulation (StormSim) suite of tools, including the Probabilistic Simulation Technique (PST), and regional frequency model, historical extreme events were assessed in a local frequency analysis and a regional frequency analysis to quantify the annual exceedance frequency (AEF) of WLD events specific to Lake Erie. The objective of this study was to quantify AEFs of storm surge and seiche hazards to provide a better understanding of these events to aid flood mitigation and risk reduction for lakeside properties.