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Kim Adkins, Readiness and Contingency Operations, operations chief for the Northwestern Division was recently recognized as 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year by the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. 
Her recognition as Emergency Manager of the Year spotlights her role as the Emergency Operations Center manager for POD during activation in support of disaster response operations.
2014 Emergency Manager of the Year
Kim Adkins, Readiness and Contingency Operations, operations chief for the Northwestern Division was recently recognized as 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year by the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. Her recognition as Emergency Manager of the Year spotlights her role as the Emergency Operations Center manager for POD during activation in support of disaster response operations.
Thomas North, Senior Structural Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Northwestern Division visited the navigation lock at The Dalles Dam for a routine inspection. The Dalles' navigation lock is one of the deepest in the world.
Division engineer named USACE Engineer of the Year
Thomas North, Senior Structural Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Northwestern Division was awarded USACE Engineer of the Year. The award recognized his service for development of design/inspection and inventory expertise of USACE hydraulic steel structures and bridges as well as other key projects for USAID.
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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STEM Outreach
Steve Fischer, Northwestern Division Environmental Resources Team Lead, and other Corps employees were at the Native American Youth and Family Center recently where they taught kids to use engineering and math skills to build BMX bikes and understand why tire pressure makes a difference in racing performance.

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Missouri Basin runoff below average in August; corps to hold public meetings in early October

9/8/2016
OMAHA, Neb. – August runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 1.0 million acre

MRRIC discusses Mo. River Recovery preferred alternative

8/16/2016
The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met here Aug. 8-11 to receive updates on the Missouri River Recovery Program’s (MRRP) draft Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The plan is part of ongoing efforts to support recovery of three species in the Missouri River – the Least Tern, Piping Plover, and Pallid Sturgeon – in accordance with the Endangered Species Act.

Featured Stories

Invaders: “The truth is out there”

2/26/2016
In the real world, invaders ARE among us and this week, February 21-27, has been National Invasive Species Awareness week. The invasive species aren’t from another planet though. Across the United States, various invasive species threaten our natural ecosystems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 12 million acres of public land and is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation with 403 lakes and river projects in 43 states totaling 55,390 miles of shoreline.

Omaha District architects talk best practices for sustainability

12/10/2015
Omaha District architects, Andy Temeyer, Askelon Parker and Karen Jarvis provide thoughts on how U.S. Army Corps of Engineers design teams pride themselves in providing flexibility on even the most challenging projects and designing sustainable facilities for the United States military.

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