U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 23, 2017: This week the Emergency Temporary Power Teams switched out. Job well done to Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - welcome to the team from WallaWallaUSACE! Happy Thanksgiving!
Emergency Temporary Power team from the Walla Walla arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands on November 23, 2017.
U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 23, 2017: This week the Emergency Temporary Power Teams switched out. Job well done to Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - welcome to the team from WallaWallaUSACE! Happy Thanksgiving!
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.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite speaks with Los Angeles District Project Engineer Robert Ramos about debris removal activities at a detention basin in Montecito, California, Jan. 18. The Corps, as assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is removing more than 450,000 cubic yards of debris from 11 basins and 10 channels in areas of Santa Barbara, California, hit hard by the disaster that left 18 people dead.
USACE commanding general views emergency response to Santa Barbara mudslides
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite speaks with Los Angeles District Project Engineer Robert Ramos about debris removal activities at a detention basin in Montecito, California, Jan. 18. The Corps, as assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is removing more than 450,000 cubic yards of debris from 11 basins and 10 channels in areas of Santa Barbara, California, hit hard by the disaster that left 18 people dead.
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.

Latest News Releases

Higher-than-average releases from Missouri River Mainstem projects to continue
Due to the water currently being stored in the reservoirs and the higher-than-average runoff being forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, the service level was increased 25,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) above full service in late June to facilitate the evacuation of stored flood waters. The increased service level means that Gavins Point releases will be increased to approximately 60,000 cfs, as downstream tributary flows recede.

Published: 7/6/2018
USACE Identifies Long-Term Disaster Recovery Projects and Additional Short-Term Repairs to be Accomplished with 2018 Supplemental Funding
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.

Published: 7/5/2018

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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
Dr. James Hearn presented Bronze de Fleury Medal; retires after more than 30 years of Federal service
After 34 years of service to the Department of the Army including four years of Vietnam-Era active duty and 15 years in academe as a teacher and administrator, Dr. James Hearn retired on October 31.

Published: 11/30/2017
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