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  • USACE lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lifting the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.
  • USACE reopens swim beach at Cape Fair Campground

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Table Rock Project Office has reopened the swim beach at Cape Fair Campground. Bacteria levels are now within the acceptable range which allows the swim beach to reopen.
  • Park Ranger profession a great gig for college grads and beyond

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 4, 2024) – If you are a college graduate looking for an exciting profession where you can safeguard public lands and assist visitors at Corps lakes, recreation areas, and campgrounds, then being a park ranger just might be your gig.
  • USACE cautions lake users of potential storm debris hazards on Beaver Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cautioning lake users about potential storm debris hazards on Beaver Lake following the May 2024 storms.
  • Corps of Engineers urges caution during potentially stormy Memorial Day weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is monitoring forecasted weather conditions at USACE dam and recreation sites along the Cumberland River system and urges local residents to practice water safety during outdoor activity over the weekend.
  • USACE reopens several swim beaches at Beaver Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Lake Project Office has reopened swim beaches at Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend Campground, Indian Creek, Lost Bridge South, Prairie Creek, Rocky Branch Day Use, Rocky Branch Campground, War Eagle, and Horseshoe Bend Day Use Area located on Beaver Lake.
  • Commentary: Macho men make mortal mistakes

    Every year, USACE publishes updated statistics for water safety (or lack thereof) at its project locations throughout the country. In the eight years I’ve been working for USACE, the statistics on drownings have not significantly changed (that I can recall), regardless of the amount of focus and messaging the enterprise has published. Again, it’s no surprise that USACE data from 2023 shows that drowning victims at our locations are 88 percent male and 89 percent who weren’t wearing life jackets.
  • The Corps reminds everyone to practice water safety

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – 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 Memorial Day weekend.
  • Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2024) – As millions of Americans plan visits to lakes and rivers throughout the Cumberland River Basin this summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safety around open water.
  • Pittsburgh District partners with Pittsburgh Pirates to promote water safety

    The Pittsburgh District partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates to host an evening dedicated to water safety.