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USACE Releases Report Supporting the National Drought Resilience Partnership

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. In December 2016 the National Drought Resilience: Improved Reservoir Sediment Surveys was released. This report addresses work undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), to support the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP). The report focuses on NDRP Goal 1, Action 4: Encourage Federal Reservoir Surveys.

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USACE Releases a Review of Progress Toward Consistent Vertical Datums

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. Vertical datums, base measurement points that are used as reference points in measuring elevations, are the most important part of any project that involves geospatial data or geospatial measurements. In an effort to make sure that USACE projects are properly referenced to the correct vertical datum based on the project type, USACE has developed a series of policy and guidance documents related to vertical datums.

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USACE Releases Updated Guidance for Incorporating Climate Change Impacts to Inland Hydrology in Civil Works Studies, Designs, and Projects

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. Recent scientific evidence shows that in some geographic locations and for some impacts relevant to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operations, climate change is shifting the climatological baseline about which natural climate variability occurs.

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USACE Releases a Report on Reservoir Sedimentation in the Context of Climate Change

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the largest operator of dams in the United States. Most of the USACE dams have operated for more than 50 years, with some approaching 100 years of operation.

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USACE Releases a Report on Tools for a Rapid Assessment of Carbon Accumulation and Storage in USACE Civil Works Terrestrial and Aquatic Holdings

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognizes that its Civil Works projects can contribute to carbon sequestration measures through long-term burial of carbon in the lands and waters it manages for the nation.

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USACE Releases a Report on Ocean Acidification and Its Projected Impacts on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missions

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) climate preparedness and resilience policy requires USACE to evaluate and take action to reduce climate impacts so that USACE can successfully perform its missions, operations, and programs now and into the future.

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