Tag: Operations
  • June

    Park rangers endure SPEARs and pepper spray to earn badge

    District park rangers who complete the Visitor Assistance course earn their park ranger badge and citation authority to enforce Title 36, which covers rules and regulations on federally owned parks and forests among other properties.
  • Keeping water safety a high priority

    Boating season is upon us, and more people are taking the opportunity for fun and leisure out on the water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District knows that the need for vigilance and safety on the water is imperative.
  • April

    A Captain's role in an ACF build-out

    Editors Note: April 6, 2020 was the day the Memphis District awarded the contract to build an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) in Memphis, Tennessee. The article below was written by Cpt. Alex Burruss, who at that time deployed to the Memphis District to work as an Operations Officer and assist with ACF projects and operations. This is his account of what happened during his few months working here. At the onset of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S.  Army Corps of Engineers. USACE collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for the rapid expansion of COVID-19 treatment spaces. USACE assigned each of its districts an area of responsibility, and the districts integrated into the local and state response agencies within their areas of responsibility. As local civil authorities conducted analysis and projected bed space requirements, USACE developed facility modification options for accommodating additional beds. Districts completed site assessments and provided project management support for converting existing buildings into alternate care facilities (ACFs).  In April 2020, three weeks after the President declared a national emergency, the U.S. Army Engineer School (USAES), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, deployed more than 30 Soldiers in support of the USACE response effort; Cpt. Alex W. Burruss was deployed to the Memphis District, USACE Mississippi Valley Division, Tennessee, for more than 60 days.
  • September

    Heesaker is the July 2020 Employee of the month

    District leadership recognizes Heesaker for his excellent performance assisting in the overall administration of contracts for operations, maintenance, and renovations of buildings, grounds, utilities and recreation facilities. He also implements the quality assurance program for a contract valued at over $1 million supporting recreation and environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake.
  • June

    New Interactive Tools in Support of USACE’s Recreation Areas

    Through the Natural Resources Management (NRM) support team, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) with the Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Lab have implemented new interactive Web tools to support USACE’s recreation areas in response to COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • March

    Buffalo District Leadership assessment occurs at Fair Haven pier

    A team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District leadership, including Buffalo District Commander Lieutenant Colonel Jason Toth, made a trek out to the Village of Fair Haven to meet with local officials and stakeholders to get a first-hand look at the failing steel sheet-pile on the Fair Haven west pier this past Tuesday.
  • August

    Shoreline SharePoint team earns process improvement award

    WASHINGTON (Aug. 2, 2018) – The team that developed Shoreline SharePoint, an online resource to electronically file license applications, received the Army’s Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Program Team Excellence Award in the Non-Enterprise, Non-Gated Level during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 25.
  • June

    Corps employees get current on hydropower acquisition

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2018) – Corps employees from across the country met in Music City this week to get current on hydropower acquisition.
  • May

    Corps to commission multi-purpose vessel

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will officially welcome a new vessel to its fleet Thursday.
  • Coast Guard admiral tours Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 4, 2018) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s incoming assistant commandant toured Chickamauga Lock today to see where physical expansion of concrete causes structural deficiencies, and observe how ongoing excavation of the riverbed is making way for construction of a new navigation lock to improve access to the upper reaches of the Tennessee River Basin.

News Releases

Tag: Operations
  • Corps to host public meeting for the Mojave Dam Master Plan revision

    The current master plans are in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy. Key topics to be addressed in the revised master plans include revised land classifications, revised natural, cultural, and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as off highway vehicle use and threatened and endangered species habitat.
  • East Branch Dam Safety Modification Project Returning to normal operations, weather permitting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announces its intent to return East Branch Dam, located in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, to pre-2008 normal operations.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases draft programmatic agreement for its operations, navigation and shore protection programs in Florida

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is accepting public comments on its Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Corps’ operations, navigation and shore protection programs in Florida.
  • Corps Accepts Public Comments on East Branch Operations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is accepting public comments concerning returning East Branch Clarion River Lake to normal operations.
  • Corps of Engineers to host virtual public meeting to review draft Foster J. Sayers Dam master plan and EA

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the surrounding communities to attend a virtual public meeting on Aug. 6 to review, submit feedback and comment on the draft Foster Joseph Sayers (FJS) Dam and Reservoir Master Plan and draft Environmental Assessment (EA). The virtual public meeting on Aug. 6 will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please use the following information to call into the audio meeting: Call-in phone number: 877-873-8018 Access code: 1269627 Security code: 1234 The draft master plan and draft EA can be found on the FJS Master Plan revision website. The draft Plan and EA can also be found in physical form in the following locations: Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard, PA 16841 (located in the lobby) Centre County Library, 200 N Allegheny St, Bellefonte, PA 16823 Ross Library, 232 W Main St, Lock Haven, PA, 17745 The public can provide comments and feedback regarding the draft EA and draft master plan until Aug. 21, 2020 to Michael Schuster at (410) 962-8160 or at Additionally, questions can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Planning Division, Subject: Foster Joseph Sayers Dam and Reservoir, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201. All updates regarding the Master Plan revision, public meeting information and ways to submit comments or questions may be found on the following site: About the FJS Dam and Reservoir Master Plan Revision FJS Dam and Reservoir, named in memory of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Private First Class Foster Joseph Sayers, has prevented an estimated $233 million in flood damages for downstream communities since the project’s operational completion in 1969. Located on Bald Eagle Creek in Centre County, Pa., the project has a storage capacity of 99,000 acre-feet and controls a drainage area of 339 square miles. It was authorized by the Flood Control Act of Sept. 3, 1954, and is described in House Document No. 29, 84th Congress, first session. The project is primarily operated for flood control, but is also used for recreation and fish and wildlife management. It is a unit of the comprehensive flood control plan for the protection of communities in the West Branch Susquehanna River Basin. This Master Plan update does not significantly change the current operations or recreational opportunities at the project, as suggested reclassifications comply with current USACE regulations and guidance but do not change land management or land uses. The main purpose of the MP revision is to align the prior land classifications from the 1974 MP in accordance with current policy and regulations including Engineering Regulation (ER) 1130-2-550 and ER 1130-2-540, and corresponding Engineering Pamphlets (EPs). In compliance with NEPA, USACE has prepared a draft EA and evaluated potential impacts of the updated draft MP on the natural, cultural, and human environment. The EA determined negligible impacts would occur to the following resources: air quality, greenhouse gases and climate, geology and topography, water resources, soils and prime farmland, noise, land use and recreation, cultural resources, utilities, hazardous materials and waste, socioeconomics and environmental justice, and traffic and transportation. Negligible and beneficial impacts would occur to biological resources. Based on the preliminary findings in the draft EA, USACE anticipates issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Master Plans have no set timeframe for revisions, but they are developed to have an effective lifespan of 15 to 25 years. The current Master Plan for FJS dates back to 1974. The revision is also a part of a larger, Corps-wide effort to bring master plans up to date across the country.
  • The Corps seeks public comment on improvements to the Whitehall water treatment facility

    A proposal to improve the current water treatment and distribution system for the city of Whitehall, Montana is currently available for public comment through August 15, 2020.
  • Raystown Lake camping closed in response to COVID-19, but areas remain open

    RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pa. —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has closed or delayed the opening of Corps-owned and managed recreation sites indefinitely, effective immediately, due to the concern for public health and safety of its employees and the visiting public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Army Corps to limit Regulatory Program operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, DC in response to COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is incorporating preventative measures, including limiting some day-to-day operations of its Regulatory Program offices, such as postponing office meetings and public engagements to minimize potential exposure to Corps personnel, permit applicants and the general public. Field site visits will continue on a case-by-case basis following appropriate safety precautions and “social-distancing” measures.