Tag: life jacket
  • Pittsburgh District makes a splash with motorboat training

    Park rangers, lock operators and maintenance mechanics from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District attended a multi-day motorboat operator training at Crooked Creek Lake in Ford City, Pennsylvania, in June 2024.
  • Corps of Engineers to host an open house at Lock and Dam 2

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 2 on the Mississippi River in Hastings, Minnesota, on Saturday, July 20.
  • Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.
  • USACE updates Safe Lockage Policy for recreational vessels on Columbia, Snake rivers

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lake goers urged to make water safety ‘First’ this Fourth of July

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is encouraging lake goers to make water safety “First” this Fourth of July.
  • Raptivist Muneer says it takes wearing a life jacket to ‘Be Alright’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2022) – In a public service announcement featuring his new song “Be Alright,” the Artist and Raptivist Muneer Gonsalves tells fans that wearing a life jacket when boating or recreating in the water will help keep them afloat and safe when visiting Corps Lakes.