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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.

Latest News Releases

RESERVOIR SYSTEM PREPARED FOR 2016 RUNOFF SEASON

2/4/2016
OMAHA, Neb. – The full flood control capacity of the MissouriRiver mainstem reservoir system is

Corps increases releases from Gavins Point Dam

1/7/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from Gavins Point Dam and other mainstem Missouri River dams to continue preparing their reservoirs for the upcoming runoff season, which is expected to be near average.

Featured Stories

Persistence, Patience, Inspiration of marathon running (Part 4) "Finish Strong"

11/6/2015
On November 1, 2015, Joe Chamberlain finished the New York City Marathon with a time of 3:10:20. His advice to himself upon leaving Omaha was simply “finish strong”. Little did he know what that would mean.

2014 Emergency Manager of the Year returns to Northwestern Division

10/13/2015
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. Adkins recently returned to the Northwestern Division after spending the last four years working as the POD Civil Emergency Program Manager for the Readiness and Contingency Operations Division. Since returning to NWD, she has deployed to Washington State in support of the wildfires that struck the eastern part of the state in August.

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