Brigadier General D. Peter Helmlinger assumed duties as the Commander of the Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 27, 2018.
Brigadier General D. Peter Helmlinger
Brigadier General D. Peter Helmlinger assumed duties as the Commander of the Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 27, 2018.
Rio Pierdas, located on the north eastern side of the island of Puerto Rico, was one of the many municipalities affected by Hurricane Maria. Kent Bernard, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract specialist from the Walla Walla District headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, encountered a variety of hurricane-placed road hazards while deployed to help FEMA’s temporary roofing assessment team in Puerto Rico from Oct. 18 to Nov. 28, 2017.
Kent Bernard, a Walla Walla District contract specialist supported the USACE response effort in Puerto Rico.
Rio Pierdas, located on the north eastern side of the island of Puerto Rico, was one of the many municipalities affected by Hurricane Maria. Kent Bernard, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract specialist from the Walla Walla District headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, encountered a variety of hurricane-placed road hazards while deployed to help FEMA’s temporary roofing assessment team in Puerto Rico from Oct. 18 to Nov. 28, 2017.
Aerial photo of the 12-building Department of Veteran Affairs replacement medical center under construction in Aurora, Colorado. The entire facility has been under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contract to Kiewit-Turner since November 2015.
DVA Replacement Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Aerial photo of the 12-building Department of Veteran Affairs replacement medical center under construction in Aurora, Colorado. The entire facility has been under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contract to Kiewit-Turner since November 2015.
The River Basin Balancer Game offers insight into an inland waterway and a system of reservoirs, which are operated with a goal for serving each of the benefits, flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality, for which many USACE reservoirs and dams were authorized and constructed. Users can 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.
River Basin Balancer Game
The River Basin Balancer Game offers insight into an inland waterway and a system of reservoirs, which are operated with a goal for serving each of the benefits, flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality, for which many USACE reservoirs and dams were authorized and constructed. Users can 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.

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Partners united for salmon, steelhead and lamprey extend Columbia Basin Fish Accords
States, tribes, and three federal agencies continue to work side by side for the good of endangered salmon and steelhead as they extend the historic Columbia Basin Fish Accords for up to four more years. The original agreements, signed in 2008, provided states and tribes more than $900 million to implement projects benefitting salmon, steelhead, and other fish and wildlife, and $50 million for Pacific lamprey passage improvements at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Published: 10/15/2018
Heavy Rains in Kansas and Missouri prompt reduced releases from upstream Missouri River dams
In response to recent heavy rains and runoff in Kansas and Missouri, releases from Fort Randall Dam and Gavins Point Dam will be reduced. Gavins Point releases will be reduced from 58,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 46,000 cfs over a 2-day period, starting at noon on Sunday, Oct 7. Fort Randall releases will be decreased from 55,000 cfs to 43,000 cfs over the same 2-day period.

Published: 10/7/2018

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USACE Provides Water Resources Expertise to Pakistan
As recent media articles have highlighted the potential for major cities around the world to run out of water, it’s become apparent the good stewardship of water resources is more than an environmental issue, it’s a humanitarian one and can have an impact on regional stability. It’s also an area where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has the ability to make an impact. For decades, USACE has managed many of the water resources with the United States through its operation of levees, dams, dredging operations and flood control management. More recently USACE has been given the opportunity to share USACE’s water resource expertise with the Government of Pakistan through an Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Published: 10/1/2018
9 things Learned from attending the SAME Small Business Conference #SAMESBC
The Society of American Military Engineers hosted its Small Business Conference for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry from November 15-17 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a first time attendee, I learned some valuable tips that were shared repeatedly among attendees. They are captured here.

Published: 12/20/2017
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