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  • December

    Invasive species mussel in on Gavins Point Dam

    When you’re talking about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ six mainstem dams on the Missouri River, the word small is a relative term. While the dams and their powerhouses vary in size, they are all imposing structures. For instance, Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, South Dakota, is the smallest of the six, yet it took 7 million cubic yards of earth to build and its three Kaplan generators are capable of generating electricity for 68,000 homes. This makes it that much more ironic that something as small as a zebra mussel could give it such big problems.
  • Omaha District 2019 Fiscal Year in Review

    It’s been another busy year across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District, with many significant accomplishments taking place during 2019. The District closed out the fiscal year Sept. 30 with a $1.4 billion program, one of the largest the district has ever managed, surpassing last year’s total of $1.29 billion. That included more than $61 million in civil works, almost $400 million in military missions, $359 million in special projects and $386 million in environmental missions.
  • October

    Omaha District partners with NRD in ground breaking levee restoration efforts

    The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District broke ground on levee improvements for the R-613 and R-616 levee systems at Haworth Park, in Belleville, Oct. 15.
  • August

    Military working dogs to get new woof over their heads thanks to Omaha District

    If you were asked where the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District was building a new kennel for
  • June

    Planning Army Corps Managed Water Resource Projects

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages thousands of water resource projects across the country. The Corps generates hydropower, supplies water to cities and industry, regulates development in navigable waters, restores aquatic ecosystems, assists in national emergencies, provide navigation, flood risk reduction, ecosystem restoration, and is the Nation’s largest provider of recreation. As complicated as many of these sound, each of these missions began as a planning study.

News from around USACE

Dry Creek Restoration Project Kick-Off Ceremony
8/10/2022 UPDATED
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. – Please join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District (USACE), Sonoma Water and key local partners as they commemorate the start of construction for the Dry Creek...
Restoring bird habitats while sustaining ours
8/10/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division is collaborating with other agencies and organizations on dredging and beneficial use projects. The projects involve dredging critical...
Kyle Shireman receives the FY21 Chief of Engineer Safety Award
8/9/2022
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Divisions’ Kyle Shireman received the FY21 Chief of Engineer Safety Award for improvements to the Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program...
Dr. Carolyn D. Harris receives the Team Award Civilian Service Commendation Medal
8/9/2022
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Divisions’ Dr. Carolyn D. Harris received the Team Award Civilian Service Commendation Medal for outstanding performance and support while...