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  • August

    Managing a river is dam challenging

    In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District Leadership Development Class developed a video game that invites players to plan and make releases from two inland waterway dams. The Omaha District, with class members as project managers, awarded a contract to the U.S. Army Game Design studio to design the game. The game allows players to take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin. Like the real world, the weather forecast isn’t always accurate, presenting an additional challenge.
  • Persistence, Patience, Inspiration of marathon running (Part 1)

    This is the first article in a four part series on Omaha District Electrical Engineer, Joe Chamberlain, who competed in the Boston Marathon in 2014 and is training to run the New York City Marathon this November.
  • June

    Power Plant Electrician Honored by Army Chief of Staff for Leadership

    During a standing-room-only ceremony at the Pentagon auditorium on May 29, Army Chief of Staff Gen.
  • Levee Completion Marks New Era of Flood Protection for Schuyler Residents

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the city of Schuyler and the
  • May

    “Worst flooding in years,” isn’t most destructive

    Flooding, with record flood stages in the Salt Creek basin struck Lincoln, Nebraska on Thursday, May 7. Heavy, unpredicted rain fell overnight on May 6, with rainfall totals at nearly 7 inches in Lincoln and up to nearly 10.5 inches in Fairbury, Nebraska near the Little Blue River nearly 70 miles southwest of Lincoln. As the Salt Creek and nearby tributaries reached flood stage, the state of Nebraska and LPSNRD requested technical assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Public Law 84-99, which authorizes USACE to provide assistance when waterways are in or forecast to be in or above flood stage.

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Pioneering Partnership Strives to Save Lives Through Innovation
8/18/2022
Winning an award is not the goal of innovation but they often go hand-in-hand. The goal of innovation, according to Medium.com, is to improve life for the end-user. A pioneering partnership between...
USACE, USBR celebrate completion of Lower Yellowstone joint construction project
8/18/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation co-hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony in July to celebrate the completion of the fish bypass channel and structural weir...
Gate keepers: Installing new miter gates at New Cumberland requires planning, time, extra measures
8/17/2022
Crewmembers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Medium Capacity Fleet performs repairs at the New Cumberland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Moraine, Ohio...
Nashville District constructing Mountain Home National Cemetery expansion
8/17/2022
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing technical services and managing construction of the Mountain Home National Cemetery Expansion Project, which will...