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This edition of The Corps Environment (November 2019) highlights how we foster sustainability as a way of life, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #1. Content includes commentary from Col. Isaac Manigault, Commander of U.S. Army Environmental Command, about setting conditions for Army readiness. This edition also highlights a variety of projects and initiatives from across the Army enterprise that are setting conditions for a sustainable future.
In one Engineering With Nature® project located on Washington’s Skagit River, USACE Seattle District incorporated salmon habitat features into levee repairs made from 2007 to 2011. Woody debris is an essential component for salmon rearing and refuge habitat complexity. Large logs with rootwads were laid on the riverbed bench of the levee as a mitigation feature that delivers benefits to the fish during high river flows. Skagit River has been designated as a critical habitat for three salmonid species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Saved this web page to your mobile phone’s home screen for up-to-date Missouri Basin forecasts and information from the official information providers. go.usa.gov/xE6fC
The National Levee Database is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.
The mission of the Omaha District's Systems Restoration Team is to provide regional, time-sensitive repair of levees, dams and other flood control structures that were damaged throughout the Missouri River Basin.

Latest News Releases

Missouri Basin flood response update – 11/7
11/8/2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency and water management officials held a call Nov. 7 to communicate to Midwest Congressional representatives, Tribal, state and local government officials...
Releases aimed at preparing Missouri River Reservoir System for 2020 runoff season
11/6/2019
Higher-than-average releases from all Missouri River Mainstem System projects, including Gavins Point Dam, will continue through November, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. Runoff in...
Omaha District completes three tributary levee repair projects
11/5/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District has completed repairs to levees damaged on three of the tributaries of the Missouri River ahead of schedule. ...

Featured Stories

Introducing the range of alternatives
10/17/2019
This update provides an overview of the alternatives. All alternatives were designed to benefit ESA-listed fish species. The alternatives represent different ways to balance the multiple purposes of...
Omaha District partners with NRD in ground breaking levee restoration efforts
10/16/2019
The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District broke ground on levee improvements for the R-613 and R-616 levee systems at Haworth Park, in Belleville, Oct. 15. ...
Protecting cultural site, minimizing impacts
10/11/2019
When erosion threatened a National Register-eligible archaeological site on Idaho’s Pend Oreille River, a Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ team went the distance to stabilize the bank...