Tag: environment
  • 23-007 Corps invites public comments for the Yakima River Delta Restoration Project

    Richland, WA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites your comments regarding the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment (FS/EA) for the Yakima River Delta Ecosystem Restoration Project.
  • Remote sensing gives USACE an edge at detecting harmful algal blooms

    The rapid bloom of tiny freshwater microorganisms, called cyanobacteria, sometimes releases toxins that are harmful to aquatic life and can contaminate drinking water. These harmful algal blooms (HABs) pose a significant threat to public health and safety, ecosystems, freshwater resources and recreation. They also cause about $82 million in economic losses to the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries each year.
  • Corps seeking public comment on proposed 30-year plan for Willamette Valley System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District (Corps) is asking for public feedback now through Jan. 19 on its proposed 30-year plan for the operation and maintenance of its system of 13 dams and reservoirs across the Willamette River Basin.
  • USACE schedules virtual FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meeting Dec 1

    Community members can learn more about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) and hear the latest cleanup progress during a virtual quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1.
  • Corps of Engineers awards $6.9 million McGregor Lake Stage 2 option

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is awarding the second part of the McGregor Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project today, to Dubuque Barge and Fleeting Service Company doing business as Newt Marine Service, of Dubuque, Iowa. The $6.9 million option award will go toward the stage 2 construction contract in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge located near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
  • USACE Memphis District prepares DIFR-EIS for Hatchie-Loosahatchie Restoration Study

    A Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on this matter Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. This opened the comment period, which will last until Dec. 5, 2022. 
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sampling at Jana Elementary progresses, preliminary results forthcoming

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued sampling both inside and outside Jana Elementary School in Florissant, Missouri, this week. Activities performed this week included structure surveys and soil samples. Structure investigations were completed today. Soil investigations began Wednesday.  “Public safety is our top priority,” said Col. Kevin Golinghorst, St. Louis District commander. “Our team has the right expertise and experience to complete this work.” 
  • Corps seeks public comments on Pool 9 habitat restoration project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on its draft feasibility report and integrated Environmental Assessment, or EA, for its proposed Reno Bottoms Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project on the Upper Mississippi River near New Albin, Iowa.
  • Lake Washington levels to drop below 20 feet

    Lake Washington’s level projected to drop below 20 feet Sept. 21, 2022. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking steps to conserve water during the year’s dry weather through lockage efficiency.
  • Savannah District members talk about role in supporting the environment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District’s leaders and team members talked about what the District does to maintain, restore, protect, and improve the environment through its many projects and regulatory programs at the 15th annual Georgia Environmental Conference Aug. 23-26.