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    Litigation stay agreement increasing Columbia River...

    03.01.2024 | Story by Tom Conning
    After an agreement to stay the Columbia River Basin litigation for up to 10 years, federal water managers will begin spilling more water over basin dams this spring than in past years. In the agreement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has committed to spill more water over spillways instead of through turbines during its annual “spring spill” operations at dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers as well as expanding spill in...

    Army Corps modernizing Chittenden Locks’ aging...

    02.22.2024 | Story by Nicole Celestine
    U.S. Army Corps replaces and improves small locks' mechanical, electrical and controls equipment Feb. 26, at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle. Phase one, part of a multiphase project, includes concrete demolition and cutting for new operating equipment and electrical runways, and should be complete Sept. 6, 2024.

    A Christmas Story – kind of…

    01.17.2024 | Story by Tom Conning
    MAUI, Hawaii – When a fire burns hot enough to melt engine blocks and granite countertops, it is at least 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Everything it touches at that point is compromised. So, when it’s time to clean up a destroyed house or structure, everything must be removed since the debris can contain lead, asbestos and other toxic particles. That can be a challenging reality for wildfire survivors when they must decide what to do about...
    Bonneville dam spills water

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    Fish Maintenance Operations

    Fish Maintenance Operations

    01.25.2024 | Photo by Noe Gonzalez
    Derek Kemmerzell, a powerhouse mechanic for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, works on a fish screen at Lower Monumental...

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    Project Snowpack

    Project Snowpack

    12.20.2023 | Video by Frederick Hoyt
    A USACE Omaha District civil works project, in collaboration with state, federal and Tribal partners. Upon completion this will be the largest...
    Go Army - Beat Navy

    Go Army - Beat Navy

    12.08.2023 | Video by Andres Guzman
    A social media video published ahead of the 2023 Army-Navy college football game played on December 9, 2023. Teammates from the U.S. Army Corps of...

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