Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

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...

Get outside -- adventure awaits in PA lakes, forests, parks

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Just look at Pennsylvania’s numbers: 2.2 million acres of forestland; 140 state and national parks; home to part of the Appalachian Trail; and 2,500 lakes (including a Great Lake, by the way). And most of it is free. ...

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...

Historic St. Paul building transforms itself during pandemic

Jun. 12, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Built over a century ago as headquarters for James J. Hill’s two railroad enterprises and First National Bank, a mammoth Lowertown building is getting new life as an office for government agencies and their clients. The 14-story, block-length...

Dakota Access foes seek environmental review updates from US

Jun. 11, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review of the project. ...

Small Minneapolis event eyes Klobuchar to help stop Line 3

Jun. 10, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 people gathered at a Minneapolis park Thursday before marching to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office to promote shutting down reconstruction of an aging oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The half-hour program at Gold Medal Park...

Undoing Trump rule won't likely affect Okefenokee mine plan

Jun. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Biden administration’s plan to revive protections for some wetlands and streams that got eliminated during Donald Trump’s presidency isn't likely to restore federal oversight of a proposed mine outside the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge. ...

EXPLAINER: Why a rural pipeline is a climate battleground

Jun. 08, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

As Enbridge Energy prepares to finish rebuilding an oil pipeline across rural northern Minnesota, protesters are occupying part of the construction area and pledging a “summer of resistance” on the ground and in court. Enbridge, which has obtained all necessary state...

Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project

Jun. 08, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where a mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could create another obstacle for the proposed Pebble...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 08, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 7, 2021. Editorial: USACE And Lessons From 2011 The decade that’s passed since the Missouri River flood of 2011 has seen a lot of changes in the way we look at the river, and that also includes the entity that...