Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Officials: Levee coming to flood-prone Milton

Jan. 28, 2020 4:40 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An 8,300-foot-long levee is coming to the flood-prone city of Milton under an agreement between West Virginia officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed Monday. The structure will divide the Lower Mud River from Milton, which officials said has had six major floods...

High Mississippi River: levee inspections up, no nearby work

Jan. 27, 2020 4:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi River is high enough at New Orleans to prompt daily levee inspections and a ban on subsurface work within 1,500 feet (457 meters) of a levee. The river was 15 feet (4.6 meters) deep at the Carrollton Gage on Monday, prompting the moves, the Army Corps of Engineers said...

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

Jan. 26, 2020 9:49 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way the U.S. government manages the basins...

Alaska cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin

Jan. 24, 2020 9:20 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for a cruise ship dock in southeast Alaska, but the dock's opening date is unclear, agency officials said. The permit was issued Tuesday for the 1,300-foot (400-meter), two-berth cruise ship dock in Ward Cove, about 300 miles...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, TC Energy's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. The Trump administration is approving a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt would sign the approval for about 45 miles of the line's route Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. It pushes the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction, but it still faces court challenges. The 1,200-mile pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily from western Canada to U.S. refineries. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Jan. 22, 2020 7:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 22, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The Jacksonville Daily News on investing in alternative energy sources while maintaining safety for state military bases: Military bases are a vital part of life in eastern North Carolina. The sound of Freedom is not only overhead regularly, but the...

Corps trims water flowing into lower Missouri River

Jan. 21, 2020 3:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam will be reduced slightly to protect drinking water supplies even though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to eliminate water from last year. The Corps said Tuesday it is trimming the amount...

Court tosses Louisiana's suit over widening waterway

Jan. 21, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's lawsuit alleging that a federal canal has expanded well beyond its legal boundaries and is eating away at state land was rejected Tuesday by a federal appeals court. The 2018 suit claimed the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is 670 feet (200 meters) wide at some points. It was...

Rebuilding a bridge over Danbury’s once troubled waters

Jan. 21, 2020 7:30 AM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — When contractors rip open a section of Kennedy Avenue later this year to repair a 56-year-old bridge, they will also expose a section of the Still River with a conflicted city history. The $3 million Kennedy Avenue bridge repair project will uncover a stretch of the Still River that...

Army Corps studying weather network to help control flooding

Jan. 20, 2020 11:53 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is studying the possible construction of an $11.1 million network of weather stations to improve flood control across the Upper Missouri River Basin, officials said. Stations are being upgraded for proof of concept in Bozeman at Montana State University...