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  • USACE closes East Brimfield Lake waters Aug. 24 for milfoil and fanwort treatment application

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the waters at East
  • Construction contract awarded for new Louisville VA Hospital

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, will build a new 104 bed, full-service hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. An $840 million contract was awarded to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II headquartered in Chicago, Illinois on Aug. 17, 2021 to construct the new hospital, which will replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center.
  • Mississippi River Visitor Center open to public for viewing of large-scale paddle event, Floatzilla

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public to the Mississippi River Visitor Center at Locks and Dam 15 in Rock Island, Illinois, to view hundreds of paddlers locking through during the annual Floatzilla paddle event, August 21. The Visitor Center will open at 9 a.m. and paddlers will be passing though the locks throughout the morning and early afternoon hours. Facemasks are required to be worn while inside the facility.
  • Corps of Engineers repairing its southern Vessel Yard Pier

    DULUTH, Minn., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin to repair its southern Vessel Yard Pier beginning the week of Aug. 23, 2021. Repairs will last through Oct. 31, 2021 and resume in the Spring of 2022. The repairs should be complete no later than Sept. 9, 2022, taking place weekdays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Area home and business owners can expect some noise during demolition and construction, including construction vehicle traffic,” said Project Engineer Monica Anderson.
  • Maintenance, construction scheduled at Salt Creek Dams near Lincoln

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will be performing maintenance and construction activities Aug. 23 to Nov. 20, at the downstream conduit outlet plunge pools at the following Salt Creek Dam sites: 8 (Wagon Train), 9 (Stagecoach), 10 (Yankee Hill), 12 (Conestoga) and 13 (Twin Lakes); additionally, some downstream maintenance will occur at site 4 (Blue Stem).
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Yankton and Vermillion, SD

    During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Yankton and Vermillion, South Dakota, the upper portion of Lewis and Clark Lake near Springfield South Dakota, and Niobrara, Nebraska, and as far upstream as Pickstown, South Dakota This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the threatened piping plover for nesting as well to control invasive common reed that has become prevalent in the lake area.
  • East Brimfield Lake waters closed to the public on Aug. 17 for 24 hours

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District announced today that the waters at
  • Corps of Engineers debuts video series

    DETROIT- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases a new Great Lakes water level video series today. ‘On the Level’ will provide monthly information and updates about the Great Lakes’ water levels and forecasts from Detroit District Hydraulics and Hydrology experts. “Our team is always looking for new ways to share information about the Great Lakes water levels and we are really looking forward to adding the ‘On the Level’ video series to our repertoire,” said district Great Lakes Watershed Hydrology Chief Keith Kompoltowicz. “We plan to share a wide variety of material and we hope folks will look forward to them every month.”
  • Army Corps, State to host public meeting on Ocean City Inlet projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE), in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Worcester County, is hosting a hybrid public meeting Aug. 17, 2021, at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch at 13 Harrison Ave., from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This public meeting provides an opportunity to discuss two concurrent efforts: a navigation improvement project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet and a study on the scour hole near Homer Gudelsky Park.
  • Great Lakes water levels below recent years record high levels

    DETROIT- Even with a return to wetter conditions in late June and July, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers officials expect Great Lakes water levels to remain below 2019 and 2020 levels - when many record highs were set across the lakes. Late spring and summer are typically when the lakes reach seasonal peaks before beginning seasonal declines in the late summer or early fall. This year, seasonal rises leading up to peak levels were less than average on all the lakes. This is especially true for Lake Michigan-Huron, which experienced its peak monthly mean level for the year in January. This has only occurred three other times (1931, 1958 and 1987) in the coordinated water level period of record (1918-2020).

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  • Corps approves temporary modifications to lake water management plans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Due to ongoing challenging conditions with wet soils and higher than normal river levels across the Missouri River Basin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is canceling plans to increase water levels in reservoirs for the spring as stated in the annual water level management plans.    This temporary modification will better position the Kansas City District's reservoirs to receive spring runoff, and manage for locally heavy rainfall following record lake levels across the district last year. Nine of 18 district reservoirs reached record pools in 2019. Flood control operations at Kansas City District Reservoirs and Bureau of Reclamation lakes prevented $131 million in damages in Kansas and $2.27 billion in damages in Missouri during the 2019 flood event. Life safety and flood control are primary factors in reservoir operations throughout the Missouri River Basin.
  • The Soo Locks open as 2020 shipping season begins

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., opened today Monday, March 25, marking the beginning of the 2020 Great Lakes shipping season. The up-bound Motor Vessel H. Lee White, 704-foot long freighter, is the first ship to enter the Poe Lock. It is coming from Sturgeon Bay, Michigan and headed to Superior, Wisconsin to load cargo.
  • Detroit District is protecting work force while working for the nation

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is taking precautionary measures to protect its workforce, while also remaining committed to serving the nation during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • USACE Philadelphia District supporting response to COVID-19 public health emergency

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is providing initial planning and engineering support for the States of New Jersey and Delaware to address possible medical facility shortages due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The mission, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the two states, is part of a nationwide federal, state and local effort to respond to the public health emergency.
  • Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center closes for public safety

    DETROIT- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, Minnesota will be closed until further notice. The visitor center can still be reached at 218-788-6430.
  • UPDATE: All scheduled events at Blue Marsh Lake cancelled

    Following guidelines issued by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, all scheduled events at Blue Marsh Lake are cancelled until further notice. This includes all previously issued Special Use Permits for organized activities such as fishing tournaments, trail races, church services, and search and rescue training. The beach area is closed to public use and large group use of the picnic areas is prohibited. Park Rangers are still on duty and will be disbursing any large groups they come upon while on patrol.
  • Army Corps to limit Regulatory Program operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC in response to COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is incorporating preventative measures, including limiting some day-to-day operations of its Regulatory Program offices, such as postponing office meetings and public engagements to minimize potential exposure to Corps personnel, permit applicants and the general public. Field site visits will continue on a case-by-case basis following appropriate safety precautions and “social-distancing” measures.
  • Army Corps to close recreation sites across Pennsylvania, southern New York, Maryland, West Virginia in response to COVID-19

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has closed or delayed the opening of Corps-owned and managed recreation sites effective immediately and lasting indefinitely due to the concern for public health and safety of its employees and the visiting public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The closures pertain to visitor centers, beaches, special events, volunteer activities, public meetings, interpretive programs and other public gatherings.
  • USACE Philadelphia District provides update on status during COVID-19 public health emergency

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is taking precautionary measures to protect its workforce, while also remaining committed to executing its key missions during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • USACE Chicago District prepared to respond to Coronavirus

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District is prepared to respond accordingly to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will provide additional information to the public as it develops.