Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...

Senate backs plan for new tribal village in Washington state

Oct. 12, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has backed a plan to build a tribal village along the Columbia River in Washington state for families who were not compensated for the loss of their homes when dams were constructed. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that...

World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration

Oct. 12, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood. TCPalm.com reports the Army Corps of Engineers were working in a Vero Beach neighborhood Thursday when they noticed the 2-foot (0.6-meter)...

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

Oct. 8, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess. The state's top emergency official suspects...

Judge's decision on Dakota Access study likely months away

Oct. 3, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge's decision on whether a year's worth of additional study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline adequately addresses American Indian concerns appears weeks if not months away. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in late August completed additional study ordered by...

Flood warnings as heavy rain expected over much of Missouri

Sep. 7, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon are expected to drop heavy rain across much of Missouri through the weekend, creating a risk of flooding and flash-flooding. The National Weather Service says south-central Missouri and the St. Louis area could get up to 6 inches of rain by Sunday...

Corps: No new impacts found in Dakota Access pipeline review

Aug. 31, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday completed more than a year of additional study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the work substantiated its earlier determination that the pipeline poses no significant environmental threats. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in June...

Hawaii emerges from threat as storm veers away from islands

Aug. 25, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emerged Saturday from the threat of a potentially devastating hurricane after historic amounts of rain forced evacuations on some islands but damage appeared less than feared. Tropical Storm Lane, once known as Hurricane Lane, began to break apart as it veered west into the open...

Powerful Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

Aug. 24, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane weakened to a tropical storm on Friday as it headed toward the Hawaiian islands. But it still brought torrential rains that immersed a city in waist-deep water and forced people to flee flooding homes, while others jumped off seawalls with boogie boards into the turbulent...