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2017 News

Adaptation Pilot Projects

USACE Releases Report on Lessons Learned from USACE Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Projects Fiscal Years 2010-2015

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has a statutory responsibility to operate and maintain its programs and projects to provide their authorized services. Along with changing land use, land cover, and demographic changes, climate change is one of the major challenges of the 21st century, with impacts on all areas of our missions and operations.

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USACE Announces Release of Historical Tide Data Report

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans, designs, constructs, operates, and maintains natural and built coastal infrastructure to support navigation, flood and coastal storm risk reduction, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and other water resources-related missions. Improving methods to assess risk and design projects and infrastructure to withstand extreme events and changing sea levels is a vital component of USACE strategies necessary for reducing risk to the Nation's coastal resources and assets.

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USACE Releases Pilot Study of Potential Effects of Climate Change on Dredging Requirements for Great Lakes Watersheds

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed a study examining the St. Joseph River and Maumee River watersheds to estimate the potential effects of climate change on sediment yield and resulting dredging requirements.

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USACE Publishes new ETL on Guidance for the Detection of Nonstationarities in Annual Maximum Discharges

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. In late April, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published an Engineer Technical Letter (ETL) on Guidance for Detection on Nonstationarities in Annual Maximum Discharges. This ETL follows a public Nonstationarity Detection Tool launched in March of 2016.

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USACE Announces Release of Anticipated Ohio River Basin Climate Report

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntington District in cooperation with the Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Nashville Districts, and the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division office, has prepared an adaptation pilot study to address the effects of climate change within the Ohio River Basin through a collaborative effort with member agencies and organizations of the Ohio River Basin Alliance.

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