Tag: U .S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Crews clean up Santa Ana River Marsh

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District collaborated with the City of Newport Beach, Orange County Public Works and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to remove debris from several unauthorized encampments April 19 in the Santa Ana River Marsh at Newport Beach. The area is home to endangered habitat.
  • Cornerstone of USAF Aquatic Training

    On a clear, blue-sky Texan day, personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division and Fort Worth District, joined with their customers from Joint Base San Antonio and the Air Force’s Special Warfare Training Wing, in dedicating the Maltz Special Warfare Aquatic Training Center, located on the Chapman Training Annex, April 2.
  • Rainstorm creates reservoir impoundment behind Sepulveda Dam

    Sepulveda Dam, at the headwaters of the Los Angeles River, is the western-most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dams operated by the Los Angeles District in the Los Angeles County Drainage Area flood control system. Rainstorms create reservoir impoundment behind Sepulveda Dam. The reservoir reached 680 feet in elevation Feb. 4. The rising reservoir water surface causes Burbank Boulevard to be closed to traffic.  The Corps’ Reservoir Operations Center has notified local law enforcement of the reservoir’s rising elevation. 
  • Savannah District’s Deputy Engineer Named Civilian of the Year

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Erik Blechinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Deputy District Engineer for Planning, Programs and Project Management, received the 2023 Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award during the USACE National Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C., Nov. 29, 2023.
  • Behavioral barriers aim to stop invasive fish in Sandusky River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at ways to stop grass carp from spawning in the Sandusky River near Fremont, Ohio, and nearly 3,700 miles of rivers and tributaries connected to Lake Erie where they damage habitats, increase erosion, and threaten the economy.
  • Dredging in Grand Haven targeting mid-July completion

    Detroit -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District (USACE) is currently utilizing 24-hour dredging in Grand Haven, Michigan during favorable weather to remove shoaling blocking Grand Haven Harbor from commercial traffic. The project is expected to be completed in mid-July. Severe weather and minimal ice cover during the winter led to increased shoaling in several harbors on Lake Michigan this year, blocking large commercial vessel traffic. Grand River commercial docks are struggling to receive shipments due to the unexpected shoaling. The King Co., Inc. of Holland, Michigan is on-site and contracted to clear 141,000 cubic yards of sand from the federal channel at Grand Haven, just beyond the pierheads. The material will be placed 7,000 to 10,000 feet north of the north pier onto the beach and into the nearshore area between the Ordinary High-Water Mark (OHWM) and the most-landward 12 feet depth contour in the lake. The placement area borders the Ottawa County North Beach Park and several properties along North Shore Drive. The contract, awarded Feb. 28, required the work to begin in Holland and Grand Haven harbors when the weather allowed in the spring using hydraulic dredging for speed and cost. Unusually windy and wavy conditions during March and April delayed dredging work in Holland. 
  • Preserving an iconic beach for future generations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District with partnering agencies has been maintaining the historic Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York for decades and this year the beach turns 100-years old. The agencies are maintaining the beach to provide the community flood risk reduction from storms and sea level rise.
  • USACE Buffalo District Announces 2023 Operations Schedule for Black Rock Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District is announcing the Black Rock Lock operations schedule for the 2023 navigation season. The Black Rock Lock is one of three lock systems operated and maintained by USACE on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes and saw more than 2,600 vessels and 60,000 metric tons of commerce pass through its walls in fiscal year 2021.
  • ERDC earns top award from Mississippi Blood Services

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is known worldwide for solving the Nation’s toughest challenges in military and civil engineering. However, the ERDC team has also been recognized for taking on another challenge — blood donation. Recently, ERDC was named the 2022 top business of the year from Mississippi Blood Services (MBS).
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District changes recreation area fees at 10 locations in California on Jan. 1, 2023

    SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is changing their fees