Tag: engineers
  • Employee and Heritage Spotlight: Divina LeClair

    Men are the breadwinners, and most men control family affairs. Women, on the other hand, play the role of mother, wife, and housekeeper. In their culture, it's disrespectful to stand with your hands on your hips. It's also not polite to point fingers at someone. Neither is it acceptable to spit in front of someone or lose your temper in public. And as of 2018, just over 2 million people from this country lived in the United States, accounting for 4.5 percent of the country's 44.7 million immigrants. The country is the Philippines. It is an archipelago nation consisting of more than 7,100 islands in the Pacific Ocean located near the equator. And the Memphis District woman proudly representing this land is Divina LeClair. She currently works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the district environmental compliance coordinator.
  • Corps of Engineers recognizes Dam Safety Awareness Day

    May 31st is nationally known as Dam Safety Awareness Day and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses the importance of knowing, not just the benefits of dams, but also the risks of living near dams. We strive to provide the dam safety community, as well as the public, a better understanding of our efforts to reduce dam risk and promote dam safety through awareness, investment and resources to support critical infrastructure.
  • Memphis District Hurley: Thawed out and ready to dredge

    During most off seasons, maintaining the Hurley takes a few months and a couple of crews to get everything done. This off-season was a bit different, as unexpected weather posed more obstacles than usual. Much of the south, including Memphis, Tennessee, was hit hard with frigid temperatures in mid-February this year. The last time Memphians experienced weather like this was in 1994.  From frozen pipes to no electricity, many people and structures were impacted by the icy weather, including the district’s Dredge Hurley.
  • Corps of Engineers to temporarily close road at Tygart Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will temporarily close Paul E. Malone Road at Tygart Lake to perform road repairs beginning March 29. Repairs will be made to the half-mile of the road owned by the corps and will last three months.
  • Stonewall Jackson Lake seeks public input on master plan updates

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is seeking public feedback regarding proposed changes to the Stonewall Jackson Lake Master Plan based on public input collected in October 2019. The master plan update will affect the future management and use of natural resources and recreational activities at the lake for the next 25 years.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated 75 years of continued work in Japan with a ceremony outside their Okinawa Area Office located on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 18.
  • $57.4 million in additional FY 21 appropriations for area’s water resource infrastructure projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, announces its Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan includes an additional $57.4 million for the civil works program.
  • That’s a Wrap: Corps Concludes East Branch Dam Repair Project

    A big dam problem required a big dam solution. After seven years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is wrapping up the East Branch Dam Cutoff Wall Rehabilitation project in Elk County, Pennsylvania.
  • Corps Signs Partnership Agreement for Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has entered into a more than $3.3-million project partnership agreement with the city of Chester to complete upgrades to the city’s water treatment plant.
  • Corps Signs Partnership Agreement for Storm Sewer Repair Construction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has entered into a more than $200,000 project-partnership agreement with the city of McKeesport to complete storm sewer-system repairs at several locations within the city.