Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Corps' Memphis district gets 2nd new commander in a month

Jul. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for the second time in about a month. Col. Brian D. Sawser assumed command of the expansive district at a ceremony Friday in Memphis, the Corps said in a news release. Lt. Col. Robert...

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

Jul. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes. The state Public...

Dam removal temporarily stops due to low water intake levels

Jul. 06, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Work to remove a dam on the Green River is on hold due to low water intake levels, officials said. Crews began removing Green River Lock and Dam No. 5 last September, but stopped work after Edmonson County Water District General Manager Tony Sanders...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Supreme Court ruling would make abortion illegal in Michigan. Voters can fix it. In a 6-3 ruling Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that granted American women the...

Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis changing commanders

Jun. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting a new commander. Col. Zachary L. Miller will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Robert W. Green in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, the Corps' Memphis district said in a news release. ...

Aging dams could soon benefit from $7B federal loan program

Jun. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S. The Corps published a...

Rogue River basin nearly full for 1st time in 3 years

Jun. 09, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Late-season precipitation means reservoirs in the Rogue River basin are nearly full for the first time in three years. The system, which includes Applegate and Lost Creek Lakes, is at 97% capacity for the first time since 2019, Jefferson Public Radio reported...

Agency ruling delivers big setback to Okefenokee mining plan

Jun. 05, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency has delivered a big setback to a company's controversial plan to mine near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge. A government memo said Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is reasserting jurisdiction over Twin Pines...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 02, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 30 Biden is pushing police reform but, according the Washington Post, Congress, state and local leaders must join the fight Acknowledging that “progress can be slow and...

Jacksonville's port joins deep-water club for Asian cargo

May. 29, 2022 03:26 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville officially entered the era of deeper water for cargo ships as it became the third Southeast port to complete a mega-dredge so it can handle more cargo containers from fast-growing Asian shippers. A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of...