US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • October

    Omaha District partners with NRD in ground breaking levee restoration efforts

    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

    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 and minimize construction impacts to adjacent wetland habitat.
  • September

    Cycle Oregon visits Dorena Lake

    On Friday, September 13, over 1,500 cyclists spent the final night of a seven day, 485-mile ride at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Schwarz Campground near Dorena Lake.
  • August

    Military working dogs to get new woof over their heads thanks to Omaha District

    If you were asked where the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District was building a new kennel for military working dogs, what would your guess be?
  • Engineering With Nature® initiative captures sustainability award for the Corps

    When an agency that focuses primarily on developing large infrastructure projects ⸺ as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does ⸺ wins an award for sustainability, that is a meaningful achievement.
  • July

    Explore The Dalles Dam and visitor center this summer

    Visit The Dalles Dam and visitor center this summer. Discover how the dam works and why it’s here. Examine the benefits and trade-offs, and learn about the Corps’ unique history.
  • May

    Complex system of dams turns 50, saves Oregon $1 billion annually

    This year, Blue River Dam turns 50-years-old, and marks the 50th commemoration of the completion of the entire system of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 13 dams in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, which has been systematically protecting people, infrastructure and a way-of-life since 1969.
  • Corps of Engineers leveraging drone technology to capture imagery after flooding in Midwest

    In mid-to-late March, flood water covered much of eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, and northern Missouri. Due to the extreme amount of water in the area, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District had trouble getting to the more than 500 miles of compromised levees to surveille for damage so they turned to a new option to the Omaha District....drones. Drones, or unmanned aerial systems, offer the District the opportunity to fly over affected levees and other flooded areas without putting District employees in danger.
  • Omaha District System Restoration Team in full swing bringing levee system back up

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District responded to the devastating unregulated runoff event of 2019 by activating the Omaha Systems Restoration Team, whose mission is to provide regional, time-sensitive repair of levees, dams and other flood control structures that were damaged throughout the Missouri River Basin.
  • March

    Corps using alternative, expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs

    Due to the current flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Regulatory Branch will be using alternative and expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs within regulated waters of the U.S. These procedures will allow the Corps to expedite permitting requests for Nationwide Permits, Regional General Permits, and Standard Permits for flood recovery activities.