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.

Latest News Releases

Higher than average releases from Missouri River Mainstem projects to continue through the fall
Higher-than-average releases from all System projects, including Gavins Point, will continue through the summer and fall. “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, Gavins Point releases will remain near 58,000 cfs for the remainder of the navigation season to ensure evacuation of all stored flood waters prior to next year’s runoff season,” said John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division. The 2018 runoff forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, is 39.8 million acre feet (MAF), 157 percent of average according to the Corps. July runoff was 5.1 MAF, 155 percent of normal.

Published: 8/7/2018
Spillway flows at Garrison Dam scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6
As releases decline from Garrison Dam, releases will be transferred from the regulating tunnels to the spillway on Monday, Aug. 6 with the spillway gates opening at about 11 a.m. The release capacity of the powerhouse is about 41,000 cfs so releases from the spillway will be about 9,000 cfs with 9 of 28 the spillway gates opening.

Published: 8/1/2018

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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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