Murkowski seeks comment extension on mine draft analysis
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's senior U.S. senator has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend from 90 to 120 days the comment period on a draft environmental review of a proposed copper...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha says it has awarded a $12 million contract to repair a Missouri River levee near Hamburg, Iowa, that broke during catastrophic flooding...
Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the...
Lake being drawn down again to control zebra mussels
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to again draw down Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha in an effort to control invasive zebra mussels and an overabundance of common...
Corps closes final bays of Bonnet Carre Spillway
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the final bays of the Bonnet (BON-eee) Carre (CARE-eee) Spillway, a Louisiana flood control structure that diverts the Mississippi...
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials have finally pulled the plug to allow an unusual flood trapped inside a levee system in Mississippi to drain, but it could be weeks before waters fully...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After this spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river's dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that...
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway remains closed to traffic in north Mississippi after flooding left sandbars blocking the channel.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Environmental groups on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning a key permit for a proposed open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona.
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Bourne Bridge will be down to two lanes as repair work expected to last into late May begins.
Corps sees no reason now to extend Pebble comment period
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft...
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said...
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said...
Battle Creek seeks to continue Kalamazoo River project
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Battle Creek officials are looking to replace the concrete channel that brings the Kalamazoo River downtown with a more natural option to encourage residents to enjoy...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The government has approved a key water permit for a mine in southern Arizona that environmentalists have been fighting against for years.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will issue a permit authorizing construction of a $2 billion copper mine in southern Arizona by a Canadian company.
- Houston Chronicle$40M dredging project takes step forwardApril 15, 2019
- Houston ChronicleHouston submits application to dredge Kingwood mouth bar for federal approvalApril 5, 2019
- Houston ChronicleKaty-area officials optimistic about Buffalo Bayou flood-risk studyMarch 29, 2019
- Aiken StandardHearing offers chance for public to speak about Lock and DamMarch 23, 2019
BIRDSEYE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana officials are hoping to win federal approval to lower Patoka Lake Reservoir before spring rains arrive because months of precipitation have pushed it close...
Comment period on Augusta lock and dam plan extended
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Those interested in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan for the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam are getting more time to comment on the project.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — One of the rainiest winters in recent years has brought the highest water levels in 42 years to Lake Lanier, northeast of Atlanta.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court raised concerns Friday that power lines with towers nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty could spoil the view in one of the nation's most...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is offering qualified support of a federal plan to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Southern communities could face weeks of flooding, along with other disruptions, as recent rains have sent many streams over their banks.
Kentucky dam holding up amid record level rain, flooded lake
ROWENA, Ky. (AP) — The Wolf Creek Dam near Kentucky's Lake Cumberland is functioning normally, despite record rainfall and pressure from the swollen lake.
Rising Mississippi prompts spillway opening near New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin opening a historic flood control structure upriver from New Orleans this week to divert water from a rain-swollen Mississippi River...
The Latest: Flood control structure opening at New Orleans
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on violent weather and flooding in the Southeast (all times local):
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin opening a historic flood...
- Business WireBlack & Veatch Wins Stake of $249M U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract in EuropeApril 5, 2019
- Business WireEPIC Announces Receipt of Final Regulatory PermitsFebruary 6, 2019
- BusinessWireU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Tetra Tech $100 Million Contract for Architect-Engineer ServicesNovember 26, 2018
Sullivan: 90-day comment period for mine review inadequate
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said a 90-day comment period is inadequate for a draft environmental review of a large copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major Alaska...
Corps releases draft review of Alaska Pebble Mine project
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft report detailing potential impacts of developing a large copper-and-gold mine near the headwaters of a major Alaska...
New Mexico’s new top water boss comes with experience
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A well-known water expert was chosen Tuesday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to lead the state engineer's office as New Mexico navigates mounting pressure on its rivers and...
ACLU of Massachusetts sues for border wall contract records
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit demanding information about a contract for a section of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that President Donald Trump said his administration awarded.
The Republican tweeted in December that he "just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas."
Sports groups back plan for keeping carp out of Great Lakes
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Group sues corps over plastic plant permit info
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over records related to a planned $9.4 billion plastics plant in rural Louisiana.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal district court in Washington, D.C.
Former candidate for Oklahoma attorney general is sued
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former candidate for Oklahoma attorney general is being sued by the federal government for the loss of nearly 41,000 trees on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land in northeastern Oklahoma.
The lawsuit filed Feb. 8 alleges Gentner Drummond and his Drummond Ranch LLC hired two companies to apply herbicides by air to about 1,000 acres (405 hectares) on the ranch that killed the trees on Corps-owned land adjacent to the ranch.
High water levels expected in Great Lakes this summer
DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes.
Missouri River reservoirs ready to handle floodwaters
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the reservoirs along the Missouri River are ready to handle the floodwaters that are expected to flow into the system this year.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has the full flood storage space available in the reservoirs, so it is in good shape headed into the year.
The amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will be reduced again in mid-February to 17,000 cubic feet per second.
Alabama contractor pays $82K in back wages to 17 employees
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama company has paid $82,515 in back wages and fringe benefits to 17 employees following a federal investigation into labor law violations.
Army Corps of Engineers pursues Lake Pepin island project
LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with a proposal to build islands near the head of Lake Pepin by using sand and sediment removed from the Mississippi River.
Missouri River water levels remain elevated in early 2019
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will remain elevated at the start of the year, but should return to normal levels throughout 2019.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border was recently increased to help clear out excess water collected last year.
$92M contract awarded to expand Corpus Christi Ship Channel
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An Illinois company has won a $92 million contract to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to accommodate larger oil tankers.
Lawsuit seeks to block expansion of dam southwest of Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Six environmental groups have asked a federal judge to block the expansion of a reservoir in the foothills southwest of Boulder.
Rural Omaha landowners discontented with new flood study
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two government agencies are collaborating on a three-year, $3 million study of flood risks in the Omaha metro area.
Officials urge Murphy to block Hoboken waterfront project
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hudson County officials want Gov. Phil Murphy to get involved again in a dispute over whether a stretch of Hoboken waterfront is to become a public park or a ferry refueling depot.
They sent a letter to the Democrat on Thursday asking him to oppose the plan to move NY Waterway's depot from nearby Weehawken.
Reservoirs near Eugene-Springfield area unusually low
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials say reservoirs upstream of the Eugene-Springfield area are unusually low.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports Lookout Point Lake on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River illustrates that fact. Little water remains in the reservoir, revealing even more stumps and creating larger mud flats.
Plans to remove 2 dams in Fort Dodge delayed
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Concerns raised by the State Historic Preservation Office have delayed plans for removing two dams spanning the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge.
Tribes seek to challenge Corps’ Dakota Access pipeline study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four Native American tribes that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations.
The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux tribes have all sought permission from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to contest recent findings that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided the judge.
Federal grant to help repair dock near Soo Locks
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A roughly $21 million federal grant will go toward repairing a dock near the Soo Locks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Carbide Dock Port in Sault Ste. Marie is a staging area for vessels requiring assistance. The money would pay for rehabilitating the dock and reconstructing truck routes to it.
The grant was announced this week by Michigan Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.
Officials fear dam release harmed lake’s fish species
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials are working to figure out the impact of a release of more than 9 billion gallons (34.1 billion liters) of water from a dam in western Arizona.
Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report.