Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Swan Quarter, Cedar Island ferry runs to Ocracoke to resume

Apr. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Ferry service on Pamlico Sound resumed on Tuesday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued work on shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough near Ocracoke. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that service from Swan Quarter and...

Missouri River managers turn attention from flood to drought

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — With anticipated continued drought, flooding likely won’t be an issue this year in the upper Missouri River basin, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal officials. Despite recent rainfall, the Yankton region remains a...

Army Corps names 2 new boats for fallen Georgia soldiers

Apr. 10, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency is putting two new boats to work on the Georgia coast after naming them for fallen soldiers. The Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday held dedication ceremonies for the pair of survey boats used to ensure Georgia’s harbors in...

Contract awarded for part of Red River diversion project

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $67 million contract to a West Fargo-based company to raise a portion of Interstate 29 as part of the Red River diversion project. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called the project a major milestone...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

Duluth mayor presses Army corps on beach erosion

Apr. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth’s mayor is pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate whether the agency is responsible for erosion along a six-mile stretch of Lake Superior beach. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Mayor...

Judge dismisses environmentalists' Gross Reservoir lawsuit

Apr. 02, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2018 by a coalition of environmental advocacy groups challenging a permit for the expansion of Gross Reservoir in western Boulder County. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver claims the...

Lawyers clash over $1B hydropower transmission corridor

Mar. 30, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for conservation organizations and an electric utility clashed Tuesday before a federal appeals court over the adequacy of environmental reviews of a key portion of a power transmission project in western Maine. An attorney for three conservation...

Lake Okeechobee recedes, but not enough; Discharges continue

Mar. 28, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH (AP) — Lake Okeechobee discharges will be reduced to the Caloosahatchee River but will continue at the same rate to the St. Lucie River — indefinitely. The Caloosahatchee will get 969 million gallons per day, down from an average 1.3 billion gallons a...