Tag: water safety
  • Corps of Engineers hosts open house at Lock and Dam 10

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 23, in conjunction with the 33rd annual GermanFest.
  • USACE urges water safety this Labor Day weekend

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding everyone to practice good water safety habits and to be courteous with each other over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
  • USACE draws attention to Greers Ferry water levels ahead of Labor Day weekend

    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cautioning boaters and visitors to pay attention to Greers Ferry Lake water levels. While these are normal conditions for late summer reservoir operations, they are low for recreational boaters. The lake is more than 7 feet below top of conservation pool and falling daily as we approach the Labor Day weekend. This has prompted USACE to close several boat launch ramps around the lake.
  • Drastic difference between air and water temperature could kill

    With the onset of record-breaking heat across much of the Pacific Northwest, it’s imperative that people wear life jackets while swimming, boating and fishing. While air temperatures may be high, water temperatures can be much lower and can be deadly, according to water safety statistics.
  • USACE closes swim beach at Dam Site Lake Day Use Area until further notice

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Lake Project Office has closed the swim beach at Dam Site Lake Day Use Area on Beaver Lake until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by project office personnel.
  • USACE National Water Safety Program: Promoting Safety in Style

    June, July and August are usually looked upon as some of the most fun months, but these can also be the deadliest. Most drownings at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lake projects occur in the summer months. The need to inform the public on how to safely recreate on USACE waters led to the formation of the National Water Safety Program. After World War II, USACE became the powerhouse for not only military construction but also civil works construction, including the construction, operation and maintenance of multi-purpose reservoirs, also referred to as lakes. One of a reservoir’s authorized purposes is recreation, especially water recreation.
  • The Perfect Throw

    We often think about sports icons when we think of the “the perfect throw.” We think of a quarterback in the Super Bowl that threads the needle for the final touchdown to win the game, or the pitcher that slings the final strike to close out a perfect game. Undoubtedly, these are incredible moments. These moments take years of practice and sweat equity from the athletes before they’re in a position to make “the perfect throw.” However, there are moments in life where the perfect throw doesn’t happen on the field. It happens in the split seconds between life and death. This is that story… It was a smoldering hot 4th of July day at Greers Ferry Lake in central Arkansas. Every recreation area around the lake was packed with visitors looking for a place to cool off.
  • Saving Lives is Fun at Burnsville Lake!

    Saving Lives is Fun at Burnsville Lake! On Friday, July 28th Burnsville Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers and Bobber the Water Safety hosted a Water Safety Event that was fun and educational for all ages!
  • Park rangers respond to drownings by promoting water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2023) – Park rangers in Tennessee and Kentucky are stepping up efforts to promote water safety in lieu of 10 tragic drownings already this recreation season at Corps lakes in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • Corps of Engineers reminds everyone to practice water safety this holiday weekend

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – As the steward of many public waters within the Upper Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, wants to remind everyone about the importance of practicing safe, responsible and thoughtful activities in and around the water this 4th of July weekend.