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  • June

    Bouys on the horizon: Pittsburgh District installs more buoys to increase warning visibility

    The Pittsburgh District added horizontal safety buoys to two locks and dams locations, one on the Ohio and one on the Allegheny River, to increase visibility and warn boaters away from the dams.
  • A Simple Device manages the Eco-scape

    Many of these whirling watercraft operators are piloting a new device that promises efficiency, efficacy, and most importantly accountability. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, biologist Jessica Fair and Keith Mangus, project manager at Applied Aquatic Management, took me out on the lake to explain how this small, inconspicuous device will revolutionize the management of invasive plants.
  • Building a robust safety program through customer service, not finger pointing

    In recent years, the Safety Office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and grown in size and scope.
  • The People First 2021 issue of Crosscurrents is now available

    The People First 2021 issue of Crosscurrents is now available here: https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Media/Crosscurrents/
  • Corps to host virtual stakeholders public meeting for Gathright Dam pulse releases

    COVINGTON, Va. – The Norfolk District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting a virtual stakeholders public meeting on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to learn more about the Gathright Dam and the upcoming scheduled pulse releases. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and ask questions.
  • Far East District’s STEAM outreach thrives despite COVID-19 restrictions

    “If you’re bored with playing, you can just go to the pool,” explained one student while showcasing his dream house design. “I see a future engineer!” exclaimed Chad McLeod, chief of Construction Division. For the second year in a row, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) volunteers virtually shared their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) expertise and captured children’s imaginations with engaging STEAM activities, May 27. The event was a part of a relationship with Humphreys Central Elementary School that started in 2013.
  • Largest aircraft hangar overseas passes High Expansion Foam Dump testing

    The Far East District engineer team passed a major milestone in the construction of project AV051 CY16 ROKFC In-Kind, A05R507, 3rd Military Intelligence Aircraft Maintenance Hangar Complex, by successfully completing a High Expansion Foam Dump test in the largest U.S. Army hangar overseas at USAG Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, Jun. 3. The District is well on their way to a building turnover to the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, based at USAG Humphreys.
  • USACE, James Madison University hold SandSnap event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and James Madison University invite the public to become citizen scientists at a SandSnap event at the Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.
  • ERDC’s patented asphalt repair composition offers long-lasting pothole solutions

    Dodging damaging road and runway potholes challenges military and civilian pilots and drivers daily. This issue led researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) to develop materials for quicker and longer-lasting repairs.
  • Wildlife Refuge repair and cleanup project completed ahead of schedule

    Many may be unaware, but one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ more common missions throughout our country is environmental stewardship. The Memphis District is one of many districts to work closely with other environmental and regulatory agencies to protect existing natural resources, cultural assets, historic sites, and endangered species. In executing this critical mission, the Memphis District, along with hired labor teams, recently completed extensive scour repairs and debris removal to assist with protecting wildlife within the Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located in Mississippi County, Arkansas.  

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  • Smith’s Island Recreation Area Closed Until Further Notice

    Due to safety concerns related to storm damage, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the Smith’s Island Recreation Area until further notice.
  • USACE awards first contract for new Alameda VA facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a services contract August 7 to Adanta Inc., of Napa, California to restore a self-sustaining tidal marsh at the site of the future VA clinic on Alameda Point, California. The VA Northern California Health Care System will administer the new clinic.
  • Corps of Engineers closes Missouri River Levee System L-536 breach near Corning, Missouri

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed another breach along the Missouri River Levee System L-536, northwest of Corning, Missouri Saturday.
  • Volksweg Trail Extension Now Open to Cordova Park

    The newest section of the Volksweg Trail at Lake Red Rock is now complete and open to the public.  This extension adds an additional 2.5 miles of trail from the Roberts Creek trailhead west to Cordova County Park.  The full length of the Volksweg is now over 17 miles.   
  • Boat Launch Ramp to Close, Dam Face Work Continues

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District’s East Branch Lake Dam announces its boat launch ramp will close Monday, Aug. 24 due to falling lake levels and urges continued caution to travelers as dam construction work continues.
  • Waste Management Disposal Services of Maine seeks permit for landfill expansion in Norridgewock

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from Waste Management Disposal Services of Maine, Incorporated, for proposed work in freshwater wetlands adjacent to 357 Mercer Road, Norridgewock, Maine. The work involves a 48.6 acre expansion of an existing landfill on the 933 acre property the applicant owns.
  • Braddock Bay project complete, Area of Concern moves towards delisting

    The USACE and U.S. EPA will host a media event with guest speakers, Thursday, August 13 at 1 p.m., at the Westpoint Marina at Braddock Bay located at 105 E Manitou Rd., Rochester, NY 14612, to celebrate the completion of the Braddock Bay ecosystem restoration project and moving the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern (AOC) one step closer to delisting.
  • Michigan company to dredge Ontonagon Harbor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract for Ontonagon Harbor maintenance dredging about 140 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota, on the south shore of Lake Superior. USACE awarded a maintenance dredging contract for Ontonagon Harbor in August to MCM Marine Inc., out of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The contract (award number W911XK20C0016) was for $725,500 to dredge 84,000 cubic yards of material from Ontonagon Harbor. Material from the dredging sites will be placed east of the harbor to nourish the shoreline. This will help address issues of beach erosion and lake encroachment, especially during the current period of high water.
  • Corps to conduct geomorphic surveys in the Fargo-Moorhead area

    ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Authority, is conducting geomorphic field surveys alongside the Red River of the North tributaries near Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, starting tomorrow, Aug. 11
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins construction for Rochester Harbor east pier repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District and its contractor, Dean Marine & Excavating, Inc., will begin construction this week to repair an approximately 600 foot portion of the Rochester Harbor east pier, Rochester, NY.