News from around USACE

ERDC Under the Lights holiday display returning for a fifth year in Vicksburg
12/6/2021 UPDATED
Plans are underway for the fifth annual ERDC Under the Lights drive-thru holiday celebration at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The event,...
USACE employee’s great uncle accounted for from World War II
12/3/2021
After 80 years, long time U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee Tim Peter’s great uncle, Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Gooch, finally returned home to be laid to rest...
USACE Chicago District reaches highest Section 408 permit program total in six-year history
12/3/2021
From authorizing a new bridge over the Chicago River to helping an endangered species in Wisconsin, the district’s Section 408 permit program has done that and more this fiscal year – executing 22...
Stanton awarded Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal
12/3/2021
Terry Stanton began his career at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) more than 29 years ago, and in September, his hard work and service to the Army were recognized with one...
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  • October

    Colorado flooding brings flood of attention to vital regulatory permitting program

    In mid September, a wet monsoonal pattern stalled along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains bringing heavy rains to the foothills west of Boulder. The resulting flooding impacted roads, bridges and other infrastructure, with rivers carving new channels and eroding riverbanks. Major roadways in the Estes Park area sustained severe damages with limited alternatives to access these areas for repairs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District activated its Emergency Operations Center Sept. 12, in preparation for the anticipated requests for assistance during and following the resulting flooding. Calls also began to flood the Omaha District’s Denver Regulatory office located on Chatfield Dam near Littleton, Colo.
  • June

    Fighting drownings like a firefighter

    It is a common misperception that firefighters merely fight fires. Actual firefighting takes up only a small percentage of the time firefighters spend on duty. Another important part of their time is spent educating others about fire prevention and fire safety. This concept rings true for the park rangers and natural resource specialists at lakes areas across the Omaha District who include outreach and water safety education among their regular responsibilities.
  • May

    May 6 is "Otter Spotter Day"

    May is National Water Safety Month and May 6 has been deemed Otter Spotter Day! More than 50 cities around the country and the world have volunteers participating in the Foundation's Third Annual Otter Spotter Day. The Northwestern Division and Omaha District are showing off their Josh the Otter T-Shirts and fans.
  • April

    Friendly competition part of sturgeon broodstock collection

    Each year, personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District participate with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to assist with an effort to collect and ship reproductive-ready pallid sturgeon to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatchery near Gavins Point Dam or Missouri Department of Conservation’s Blind Pony State Fish Hatchery.
  • December

    2012 Omaha District Leadership Development Program class graduates

    The 2012 Omaha District Leadership Development Program class graduated from their year long program on Dec. 10, 2012.