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  • December

    Amid challenges of COVID-19, a community organization contributes to USACE public lands

    Despite the months of May through September being the height of the recreation season for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public lands, in March the USACE conducted an orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect the public and its workforce from further spread of COVID-19. Upon reopening the Douglas Creek Recreation Area at Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota in late June, a local community organization hosted a 5K race and used some of the proceeds to donate a custom picnic table to the park.
  • November

    District hydropower team conducts Fort Peck Dam site visit

    Built in 1933 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program, the Fort Peck Dam in Montana is still functioning today as originally designed almost 90 years ago.
  • Omaha District to bring Air Force Cyberworx facility online

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a nearly $42 million contract Aug. 21 for the construction of the U.S. Air Force’s Cyberworx facility at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
  • October

    Omaha District executes historic $1.65 billion program

    There were many challenges this year; recovering from the catastrophic Lower Missouri River Basin flooding event of 2019, protecting the workforce and public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hurricane first responder deployments. But in the face of unprecedented adversity, USACE Omaha District rose to each challenge through leveraging industrious teamwork and continuing to successfully support its worldwide missions. The District ended the year executing its largest program ever at $1.65 billion.
  • District’s rapid response team helps extinguish coalmine fire in Washington state

    In June, after an unsuccessful attempt by local firefighters to put out a smoldering fire at an abandoned Navy coalmine in Cumberland, Washington, the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation reached out to the USACE Omaha District’s technical center of expertise rapid response team for assistance.

News from around USACE

SWG, City of Wharton kick off Colorado River Levee Project Phase 1
11/29/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and the City of Wharton, Texas, celebrated the official beginning of their Colorado River Levee Project Phase 1 with a groundbreaking...
Twinkling lights, holiday cheer return with ERDC Under the Lights
11/29/2023
Employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have been hard at work stringing lights and hanging bows for ERDC’s annual holiday lights celebration.The public event is set...
USACE progressing on temporary school in Lahaina
11/28/2023
The wind-driven wildfires that devastated Maui left elementary students in the historic town of Lahaina without an elementary school.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went into action after receiving a...
Hundreds gather at Santiago Creek public meeting to receive update, ask questions about project
11/28/2023
More than 200 community members gathered Nov. 6 to let their voices be heard on the proposed Santiago Creek flood-risk management project during a public meeting at the Orange County Conference Center...