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News Stories and News Releases from the Northwestern Division and the NWD Districts including the Kansas City, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla Districts. 

NWD - News Releases

Army Civil Works Studies, Projects and Programs to Be Accomplished with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding
1/19/2022
The U.S. Army announced today the Civil Works studies, projects and programs that the Corps would implement in Fiscal Year 2022 with the $22.81 billion in supplemental funding provided in two recently...
Missouri River Committee seeks input on charter amendments
1/14/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, on behalf of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, referred to at MRRIC, seeks input to proposed amendments to its charter...
Dry Conditions expected to persist for the Missouri River Basin
1/6/2022
The 2021 calendar year runoff summation for the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa was 15.2 million acre-feet, 59% of average. The ongoing drought shows no relief in sight and the U.S. Army...
Gavins Point Dam releases reduced to winter release rate
12/6/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began reducing the Gavins Point releases to the winter release rate on Nov. 23, marking the end of flow support for the 2021 Missouri River navigation season...
Record of Decision signed for Fort Peck Dam Environmental Impact Statement
11/19/2021
Col. Geoff Van Epps, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division, signed a Record of Decision for the Fort Peck Dam test releases Environmental Impact Statement on Nov. 12. “We are...

NWD District - News Releases

Corps finalizes Papillion Creek and Tributaries Lakes, Nebraska flood risk management study with signing of Chief’s Report
1/27/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, signed the recommended plan Tuesday to implement flood risk management measures in...
Quirky, fun government online presence surprises, pleases (usually) public
1/26/2022
The acronym-laden and typically dry use of social media by many federal agencies is … understandable, but there are exceptions. One is Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Facebook Page...
22-007 Dworshak Dam releases to fluctuate between 6,100 and 8,500 cfs in first week of February
1/24/2022
AHSAHKA, Idaho –Dworshak Dam will continue drafting to meet flood control targets through the end of January. Releases are expected to remain between 6,100 and 7,700 cubic feet per second (cfs)...
Pomme de Terre Reservoir to increase water releases temporarily
1/24/2022
Pomme de Terre Reservoir will conduct a test release starting on February 14, 2022, by ramping up water releases to 1,500 cubic feet per second then increasing to 3,500 cfs early in the morning on...
22-006 Walla Walla District announces work plans for infrastructure funding
1/21/2022
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District has released their work plan for the funding appropriated by the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers receiving infrastructure funds for the Missouri River and nearby lakes
1/21/2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is set to receive approximately $278 million under the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA).  Almost $249 million of...
Oregon Corps projects get $146 million for aging infrastructure
1/21/2022
Army Engineers and planners will receive $146 million for various infrastructure projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) sites around Oregon. This funding came from the Infrastructure...
Army Corps of Engineers announces $68.8 million in infrastructure investment and disaster relief funding for Washington projects
1/20/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday $68.823 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act will aid Washington...
Army Civil Works Studies, Projects and Programs to Be Accomplished with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding
1/19/2022
The U.S. Army announced today the Civil Works studies, projects and programs that the Corps would implement in Fiscal Year 2022 with the $22.81 billion in supplemental funding provided in two recently...
Missouri River Committee seeks input on charter amendments
1/14/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, on behalf of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, referred to at MRRIC, seeks input to proposed amendments to its charter...
22-005 Columbia and Snake river navigation locks will close in February for annual maintenance
1/14/2022
COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS, Ore. & Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District will close the District’s navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers in February for...
Columbia River commerce halts for extended period for annual outage
1/14/2022
Commerce moving up and down the Columbia River, which is a $23 billion industry, will be at a stand-still for up to five weeks beginning Feb. 13. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) closes its...
USACE, FEMA to host series of virtual, levee safety workshops
1/14/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that USACE and FEMA will be offering a series of nine virtual workshop on levee safety throughout January and February 2022 with the first...
22-004 Corps investigates steelhead mortalities at Dworshak Dam
1/12/2022
OROFINO, Idaho – In late December 2021, Idaho Department of Fish and Game notified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District officials of reports of numerous dead steelhead downstream of...
Corps considers future changes that may impact Willamette Valley System operations, maintenance
1/10/2022
Army engineers and planners are considering major changes that may impact the continued operations and maintenance of the Willamette Valley System (WVS). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) staff...

News Stories from across NWD

Stockton and Pomme de Terre use 2019 flood supplemental funding to improve recreation sites
1/27/2022
Pomme de Terre Lake received $85,000 and Stockton Lake received $2.1 million in supplemental funding to repair recreation areas damaged in the 2019 flood event that impacted areas along the Missouri...
Restoring a Missouri River Basin Levee
1/26/2022
After catastrophic flooding breached a federally managed levee system in northwestern Missouri, an approach that utilized mechanical sand removal and leveraged local subcontractors expedited project...
Walla Walla County and Corps partner to increase Mill Creek Channel’s safety
1/21/2022
In October 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, in partnership with the non-federal sponsor, Walla Walla County, began a General Investigation (GI) study on the Mill Creek...
Former Resource Management Chief Bids Farewell to Army Corps and Federal Service
1/4/2022
Robert Frazier, Seattle District’s former resource management division chief, officially retired from federal government service Dec. 31, 2021...
USACE Omaha District completes new firing range at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
12/28/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed a new Indoor firing range at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota this month. This $24.5 million project included demolition of the existing...
USACE Omaha District breaks ground on new Fort Carson fitness center
12/17/2021
A groundbreaking ceremony to initiate the construction of the new Wilderness Road Fitness Center was held on Fort Carson, Colorado, Dec. 6, 2021...
Army Corps Architect Creates Space for Minority Youth; Earns Black Engineer of the Year Award
12/15/2021
Allison Pride, lead architect with USACE Seattle District’s design branch, will receive the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) in the Modern-Day Technology Leader category, for her...
Fort Leonard Wood Hospital Replacement Project marks a big milestone with “Topping Out” ceremony
12/9/2021
Leaders from Fort Leonard Wood and the national, regional and state representatives present, signed the “last beam” which will be installed in its place atop the structure after the event for safety...
Army Corps Completes JBLM Airfield Runway Repairs Ahead of Schedule
12/7/2021
The construction of a single-span concrete arch at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airfield, Tacoma, Washington, was completed ahead of schedule in February 2021. The reinforced concrete structure can...
History Runs Deep: partnering to support and celebrate American Indian heritage
11/30/2021
Over 165,000 square miles of land makes up the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they are rich with American Indian ancestry. We are highlighting this bountiful history to...
USACE Omaha District receives distinguished honors at national awards ceremonies
11/24/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters hosted the 2021 National Awards Ceremony on Nov. 10 and the Small Business Awards ceremony on Nov. 17. During both of virtual events, the Omaha District...
Smithville Lake continues successful tradition for mobility impaired hunters
11/22/2021
Before daylight broke Saturday morning, nearly 100 outdoor enthusiasts mingled over a hot breakfast served in an open barn by local volunteers, while discussing their hopes for the weekend. For most,...
Army Corps, Yakima conduct flood response training
11/12/2021 UPDATED
COVID-19 may have put a damper on how training and meetings are conducted, but Seattle District flood team managers learn to adapt, overcome and even improve on this year’s spring flood exercises...
Multiple USACE Districts attend Iowa State partnership meeting to discuss collaborative public infrastructure efforts
11/10/2021
This week, four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts met with representatives from the Iowa state agencies to discuss their respective programs, as well as explore collaborative efforts for the...
Veterans and spouses of active-duty members have a leg up in competitive federal hiring process
11/9/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is always looking for new and talented team members. If you are a military veteran or the spouse of an active-duty service member, you may have an advantage in the...
First Female Lockmaster at Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
10/29/2021
On Oct. 12, 2021, USACE Seattle District and employees at the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks held a memorial in honor of Victoria "Vickie" Shepard's 23 years of federal...
Volunteering it Forward: Kansas City District all-volunteer disaster relief force makes a difference across the U.S.
10/27/2021
In the span of a year, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had 25 of their employees actively work on deployments to disaster relief missions across the U.S. Kansas City District...
Omaha District hosts USACE Northwestern Division’s Regional Governance Meeting
10/22/2021 UPDATED
This week, USACE Omaha District hosted the Northwestern Division’s quarterly, Regional Governance Meeting for USACE leaders in the District headquarters...
Versatility of Prime Power: 249th Engineer Battalion makes showing at 37th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo
10/21/2021
Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, Prime Power, combined their military and professional skills to compete in the 37th International Lineman’s Rodeo at the National Agricultural Center and...
USACE, Omaha District executes historic $1.75B in fiscal year 2021
10/19/2021
There were many challenges this year including finishing the restoration of the Lower Missouri River Basin from the catastrophic flood event of 2019, reintegrating the workforce safely during the...