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Sylvia Gentilcore started her first permanent park ranger position at John Day Dam last summer after bouncing across the country during nine years of seasonal park ranger positions. According to Gentilcore, some saw being a park ranger as an uncommon path for an Asian American woman, but she “had to be true to herself.”
A view of construction for the N2W site in St. Louis, MO at the Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West Headquarters site February 26, 2021. The building complex is expected to be occupied in 2025.
USACE Environmental Managers assess a flowering rush infestation.
The Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus sits on a 450-foot-tall basalt-rock hill south of downtown. Marquam Hill is also crowded with homes, steep slopes and daily commuters (during non-pandemic times), making construction a difficult challenge that engineers and designers are grappling with as they make plans for a seismic retrofit of the hospital.
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Kansas City District holds change of command ceremony
In historic military tradition, command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District transferred today from Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., to Col. Travis J. Rayfield. In a ceremony at the...
Upper basin runoff forecast continues to be below average
6/3/2021 UPDATED
After our June communication materials were sent, we received a few calls from the public seeking clarification on planned releases from Gavins Point Dam. The press release has been updated to...
Drought conditions driving lowered runoff forecast
Very dry conditions in April resulted in very low runoff in the upper Missouri River Basin. The upper Basin runoff was 44% of average, which was the 9th driest April in 123 years of record. The...

Featured Stories

John Day Dam park ranger embraced her calling in nature
"When I said no and that I was going to college, it broke her heart,” says Gentilcore. “She thought that I was always going to take over the family business.”Gentilcore left for college anyway.For...
Building dams and, we hope, public trust
I take pride in knowing my organization, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District, has played an important role in the story of how our country taps into our water resources like the...
Kansas City employee saves life of boater in distress
In the blink of an eye the unexpected can happen, especially on the water. Imagine heading out to go fishing at sunrise to be the first to hit that honey hole in the calm of the morning. Fog gently...