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Sutton Lake adding automated fee machines for day use fees

Jun. 21, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

SUTTON, W.Va. (AP) — Beach users at West Virginia's Sutton Lake will be required to pay day use fees starting next May, the same as boaters accessing the boat launch ramps, the Army Corps of Engineers said. Automated fee machines are being installed in the Bee Run and...

Auburn adds new structural engineering lab to its campus

Jun. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is opening a new $22 million structural engineering lab. The school recently dedicated the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory, The Opelika-Auburn News reported. The key component of the facility is the...

Despite drought, most Lake Sakakawea boat ramps should be OK

Jun. 13, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Popular boat ramps on Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota should remain in operation until freeze-up despite the dry conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says. The lake is about 6 feet lower than it was at this time a year ago. The Corps says it...

Natchez Mayor: federal funds secured for erosion project

Jun. 04, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Federal funds are coming to a Mississippi city to help stem a serious erosion problem threatening parts of the Natchez National Cemetery, Mayor Dan Gibson said. “The National Cemetery Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been...

Corps: Appeal review for Alaska mine could take over a year

May. 27, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it could take more than a year to weigh an appeal by a developer seeking to build a copper and gold mine in a region that supports the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. The corps' Pacific...

Governor opposes Fort Peck dam changes to aid imperiled fish

May. 27, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte is objecting to a U.S. government proposal to alter water releases from a huge reservoir in northeastern Montana to help an ancient and endangered fish species — the dinosaur-like pallid sturgeon. With two-thirds of the state...

Judge: Dakota Access line can stay open pending Corps review

May. 21, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline may continue operating while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg made his decision after attorneys for the...

Bloomberg gives Hopkins $150M to diversify science programs

May. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A $150 million gift from billionaire Michael Bloomberg aims to help Johns Hopkins University boost the representation of certain minorities in science, technology, engineering and math. The donation announced Tuesday help create 100 new slots for...

Dry April leads to lower water level at Fort Peck Reservoir

May. 08, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the Upper Missouri River Basin has recorded the ninth driest April in 123 years of record keeping. As a result, Fort Peck Reservoir’s elevation is 4 feet (1.2 meters) lower than it was last year and 9 feet...

New commander takes charge of Army Corps' Savannah District

May. 08, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for its Savannah District. The federal agency officially welcomed Col. Joseph R. Geary as its top officer in Savannah during a ceremony Friday. The Army Corps’ Savannah...