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USACE Water Safety

As the nation’s largest provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is dedicated to making sure your public lands and waters are safe places for you to enjoy America’s great outdoors. The USACE National Operations Center for Water Safety provides Corps projects and offices with safety information and materials to share with you.  The information provided can help ensure that you return home safely after each visit.  You can visit a park near you or contact your division water safety representative for more information on how to stay safe on the water.
WASHINGTON – Country Music Recording Group “LoCash” participated in a water safety public service announcement urging fans to be safe when recreating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterways with the “I Love This Life Jacket” message, a spinoff from the title of their smash hit “I Love This Life.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.
Wear it, Wear it Right water safety graphic


Did You Know?

  • Of the more than 150 Americans who drown every year at Corps parks on average, about 89 percent were not wearing a life Jacket.
  • It takes only 60 seconds on average for an adult to drown.
  • It takes only 20 seconds on average for a child to drown.
  • A common cause of drowning is the involuntary gasp reflex that occurs after falling into cold water. It takes less than one-half cup of water in your lungs to drown.
  • More than half of all drowning deaths at Corps parks are swimming related. Wear a life jacket, learn to swim well and never swimming alone or under the influence of alcohol are easy steps you can take to help to ensure you return home safely.
  • Free loaner life jackets are available at many Corps parks on a first-come, first-served basis.