Tag: safety
  • Corps of Engineers hopes everyone has a safe holiday, urges water safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is urging everyone to practice water safety on lakes and rivers, at our recreation areas, our construction sites and on the roads during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.
  • Huntsville Center to receive Army safety recognition

    Huntsville Center is the first USACE organization to be recommended for Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Recognition for completing all the stages of the Corps of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health Management System (CESOHMS) and integrating safety into all facets of the Center
  • Military Exercise at Wilson Lake during June

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants park goers and the public to know that a military exercise will be partly taking place at Wilson Lake from June 4 through June 28, 2022. The Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Wing will conduct a military training exercise and will set up military equipment, tents and long-range communication systems on land near the Scenic Overlook or north Lucas Park. The purpose of the exercise is to test the operational readiness of the Airmen and equipment assigned to the unit.
  • 22-038 Corps updates Safe Lockage Policy for recreational vessels on Columbia, Snake rivers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put the following guidelines in place for the continued safe passage of recreational craft through the navigation locks at McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville dams on the Columbia River, and Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River:
  • Stay afloat and know before you get on the boat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow starts National Safe Boating Week and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to stay afloat with responsible recreation before you step on the boat.   We encourage all water-vessel operators and passengers to take the safe-boating pledge and exercise caution while enjoying their favorite water-based activities during this national effort recognized May 21-27, 2022 by the Safe Boating Council. USACE is one of the nation’s leading providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects, and wearing an approved life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for recreational boaters.
  • 22-035 Corps implements alcohol ban at Granite Point

    Walla Walla, WA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District will implement an alcohol ban at the Granite Point recreation site on Lower Granite Lake on May 27. This change is designed to enhance public safety and increase the overall recreation quality of the site.
  • 22-032 Lower Monumental Dam reopens public dam crossing

    Kahlotus, Wash. – Officials at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam have reopened dam crossings to the public after completing spillway gate repairs.
  • 22-027 Spillway gate repairs at Lower Monumental Dam closes public dam crossing until May 30

    KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Recent routine inspections at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam resulted in an important dam safety discovery, a trunnion on Spillway Gate 3 had friction levels outside of the safe operating range.
  • Army Corps starts annual Oceanside dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began its annual dredging of the Oceanside Harbor inlet starting April 19. Manson Construction Company of Seattle is dredging the channel to its authorized federal depth of 20 feet. Dredging is expected to be completed prior to Memorial Day weekend.
  • Corps of Engineers releasing flows on White Rock Dam, Lake Traverse

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, increased outflow above approximately 1,100 cubic feet per second (cfs) from White Rock Dam at Mud Lake near Wheaton, Minnesota, April 21.

News Releases

Tag: safety
  • Corps replaces king piles, part of the “unsung heroes” of navigation

    A $2.1 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to replace missing king piles, some of which have been in place since 1885. The project is part of a greater effort to repair pile dikes. In total, 68 new king pile markers sporadically from Puget Island (river mile 41) to Multnomah Falls (river mile 136) will go in.
  • Hunter Ethics

    CARLYLE LAKE - With the fall hunting season underway, hunters are reminded of their obligation to practice ethical and safe hunting while in the field. Remember, your personal ethics might not match your neighbors, but certain guidelines do pertain to all hunters.
  • East Branch Dam Safety Modification Project Returning to normal operations, weather permitting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announces its intent to return East Branch Dam, located in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, to pre-2008 normal operations.
  • Army Corps announces installation of Jennings Randolph Lake Downstream Early Warning System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has installed a year-round early warning system at Jennings Randolph Lake intended to notify downstream public users of impending rapid increases in water levels, and to evacuate the river immediately to higher ground for their safety.
  • Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure, Camp Branch swim beach, managed by Clay County Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is closed until additional test results are obtained.
  • Vicksburg District reminds recreation site visitors to take precautions for a safe Fourth of July weekend

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District reminds recreation site visitors across Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana to practice safety throughout the Fourth of July weekend. Recreation sites across the region will host special events during the holiday weekend. In Arkansas, fireworks shows will be held at Lake Ouachita July 3 and 4 and Lake Greeson July 3. In Mississippi, a fireworks show will be held at Sardis Lake July 4.
  • Corps of Engineers urges lake visitors to watch for algae blooms

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms at several lakes with site-specific sampling and posting public health advisory signs at lakes as recommended by state health agencies.
  • Clinton Lake dam road closure related to COVID-19

    The road across Clinton Dam (E 900 Road) will be closed as of 9:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020, until further notice due to unsafe gatherings and parking conditions near the south end of the dam. This decision was made in conjunction with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department with the safety of our visitors and community in mind.
  • 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.