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  • Portland District closes all recreation sites to prevent spread of COVID-19

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is closing all recreation sites to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 30.
  • Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation

    The Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation to repair damages incurred during 2019 historic flooding throughout the region. We are also committed to providing on-site quality assurance to awarded construction contracts all while practicing social distancing as long as necessary.
  • Walla Walla District deploys 3 teams to Boise to prepare for COVID-19 impacts

    The Walla Walla District deployed three, two-person teams to Boise, Idaho, to support the state’s Office of Emergency Services and expand their ability to handle an expected increased patient load.
  • Corps closes final Platte River breach on the Ames Diking District Levee System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed the final breach along the Platte River Ames Diking District Levee System, approximately four miles southeast of North Bend, Nebraska Wednesday.
  • Seattle-based U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team to evaluate facilities as alternate-care-sites in Washington

    A Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) assessment team will begin evaluating existing facilities for possible conversion into alternate-care-sites in Washington March 26.
  • Corps approves temporary modifications to lake water management plans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Due to ongoing challenging conditions with wet soils and higher than normal river levels across the Missouri River Basin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is canceling plans to increase water levels in reservoirs for the spring as stated in the annual water level management plans.    This temporary modification will better position the Kansas City District's reservoirs to receive spring runoff, and manage for locally heavy rainfall following record lake levels across the district last year. Nine of 18 district reservoirs reached record pools in 2019. Flood control operations at Kansas City District Reservoirs and Bureau of Reclamation lakes prevented $131 million in damages in Kansas and $2.27 billion in damages in Missouri during the 2019 flood event. Life safety and flood control are primary factors in reservoir operations throughout the Missouri River Basin.