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$7.5 billion federal credit program opens for dam safety projects
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting applications for a new $7.5 billion credit assistance program, the Corps Water Infrastructure Financing Program (CWIFP), for dam safety projects. By...
Federal water managers announce public information sessions about post-September 2024 Columbia River Treaty operations
How the United States uses reservoir space in Canada changes on September 16, 2024, from the high degree of structure and control of flows coming across the border from Canada experienced over the...
Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 23
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of...
USACE seeks public comments on DAPL Draft Environmental Impact Statement
9/8/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers –Omaha District is seeking public comments on the recently published Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Dakota Access, LLC’s request for an easement under the...
Gavins Point winter release slightly above minimum rate
Rainfall in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was above normal for the month of August, resulting in above average runoff. However, due to drier-than-normal conditions in previous...
Drastic difference between air and water temperature could kill
With the onset of record-breaking heat across much of the Pacific Northwest, it’s imperative that people wear life jackets while swimming, boating and fishing. While air temperatures may be high,...
Missouri River Basin drought conditions persist
July runoff in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa was 3.3 million acre-feet (MAF), 99% of average. Runoff was near or above average in all reaches except the Fort Peck reach, which was...

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Ready, willing and able: Kansas City District’s Debris Planning and Response Team ready to respond when disaster strikes
September is National Preparedness month, which is intended to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies across the country. Although the month of September is...
The intern experience— Omaha District hosts 23 engineering students
9/11/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Engineering Division welcomed engineering students from nine different state universities to its summer Student Intern Program.The goal of the program...
More than mandatory – Omaha District trains new employees to encourage a growth mindset
The staff at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is growing. With a budget increasing year-over-year, taking on new projects, and a commitment to delivering engineering solutions...
Sustainable rivers program (SRP)
The Sustainable Rivers Program improves the health and life of rivers by changing dam operations to restore and protect ecosystems, while maintaining or enhancing other project benefits. The SRP was...
The end of a long journey: a history of Lower Granite Lock and Dam
It was early in the morning and a steam-powered paddleboat made its way up the lower Snake River, trimmed with colored flags. The date was June 19, 1975, and the mood was festive. The vessel was...
Truman and Stockton Dams produce hydropower for region: Celebrate National Hydropower Day
With the National Hydropower Association declaring August 24, 2023, as National Hydropower Day, the Kansas City District wants to celebrate our hydropower plants at Harry S. Truman Lake and Stockton...
People fuel the future of the Omaha District
8/22/2023 UPDATED
In the heart of Omaha, a keen and youthful mechanical engineer, Adam Nebelsick, has embarked on his first career step forward as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. With an...