Archive: 2022
  • Corps of Engineers to increase Lake Ashtabula water releases

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, plans to increase water releases over the weekend from Baldhill Dam, near Valley City, North Dakota, this week to maintain storage capacity within Lake Ashtabula.
  • Lane shift on U.S. 61 near Barnett Road in Zachary as construction continues on the Comite River Diversion Canal project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in conjunction with partners from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will be routing traffic to the original lanes on U.S. Highway 61 (Samuels Road) near the Lilly Bayou Control structure.
  • Corps awards $6.1 million contract for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $6.1 million contract to H. B. Construction Inc. of Platte City, Missouri, yesterday, May 12, to complete the Southern Embankment Reach SE-2 portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project, which is also known as the FM Area Diversion.
  • The Vicksburg District's Dredge Vessel Jadwin departs for the 2022 Dredging Season

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – On May 10, 2022, the Dredge Jadwin, with a crew of around 50 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District team members, departed the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual dredging season along the Mississippi River.
  • Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on Lock and Dam 4 project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for a proposed end cell project at Lock and Dam 4, near Alma, Wisconsin, today, May 9, and is seeking public comments. Comments should be submitted no later than Jun 9.
  • Corps of Engineers to host ribbon cutting at Lake Ashtabula visitor center

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated visitor center at its Lake Ashtabula Dam and Recreation Area, as well as the site’s 70th anniversary, with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 18, at 11 a.m.
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary to Host Walk for Wildlife 5K Benefitting Local Wildlife

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, is partnering with the Audubon Center at Riverlands and TreeHouse Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host the second annual Walk for Wildlife event on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This fun-run style walk will benefit the TreeHouse Wildlife Center during the peak spring baby season while also supporting the conservation education team at the Audubon Center at Riverlands.
  • USACE Vicksburg District to close Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close Lindy C. Boggs, Lock and Dam (L&D) to navigation on the Red River during two separate periods, Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 to dewater the upper gate and Oct. 1 – 30 to dewater the lower gate. The lock will temporarily reopen on approximately Sept. 16 and remain open for 15 days to allow traffic to pass. During the dewatering’s of the upper and lower gate bays, the district will make repairs, inspect the structure, and plan for future maintenance.
  • Corps continues to delay the opening of Lake Ashtabula campground due to flooding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will continue to delay the opening of the campground facilities at Lake Ashtabula due to impacts from flooding until May 19.
  • St. Louis District reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water. Tragically, people lose their lives while visiting USACE-managed lands and waters every year. Most of the tragedies are water related. The public’s help is needed to reduce the number of fatalities at the more than 2,800 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. USACE personnel stress the importance of water safety year-round when talking with visitors, but especially during the summer season because that is when most public recreation fatalities occur.