Northwestern Division, US Army Corps of Engineers USACE

Northwestern Division, US Army Corps of Engineers USACE Official USACE Northwestern Division - 5 Districts, 2,000 mi wide, 14 States, 65 Congressional Districts, 107 Tribal Nations. Missouri & Columbia Rvrs

Awesome in its geographical breadth, economic, political and cultural diversity, the Northwestern Division is nearly 2,000 miles wide, enveloping 14 states, 65 Congressional districts and 107 sovereign tribal nations. Two of the country’s longest rivers – the Missouri and Columbia – drain nearly one million square miles within its boundaries that stretch from Seattle, Wash., to St. Louis, Mo. Its

Awesome in its geographical breadth, economic, political and cultural diversity, the Northwestern Division is nearly 2,000 miles wide, enveloping 14 states, 65 Congressional districts and 107 sovereign tribal nations. Two of the country’s longest rivers – the Missouri and Columbia – drain nearly one million square miles within its boundaries that stretch from Seattle, Wash., to St. Louis, Mo. Its

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Inflatable toys tend to drift away and retrieving them oranything drifting away (e.g. boats, hats, etc.) could berisking...
09/06/2021

Inflatable toys tend to drift away and retrieving them or
anything drifting away (e.g. boats, hats, etc.) could be
risking your life, especially if you’re not wearing a life
jacket, so Please Wear It in, on, and near the water.
Securing large inflatable toys is another great idea!
#USACEeducates #LaborDay

Inflatable toys tend to drift away and retrieving them or
anything drifting away (e.g. boats, hats, etc.) could be
risking your life, especially if you’re not wearing a life
jacket, so Please Wear It in, on, and near the water.
Securing large inflatable toys is another great idea!
#USACEeducates #LaborDay

Boating is fun, but accidents happen. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics report, t...
09/04/2021

Boating is fun, but accidents happen. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there were 5,625 deaths due to recreational boating accidents in 2020. That’s a 25% increase from 2019! For the complete 2020 Recreation Fatality Report go tohttps://uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/Recreational-Boating-Statistics-2020.pdf
#USACEeducates

Boating is fun, but accidents happen. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics report, there were 5,625 deaths due to recreational boating accidents in 2020. That’s a 25% increase from 2019! For the complete 2020 Recreation Fatality Report go tohttps://uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/Recreational-Boating-Statistics-2020.pdf
#USACEeducates

Fall public meetings will be held the week of October 25-28. Specific dates, times and locations are at the link below.h...
09/03/2021

Fall public meetings will be held the week of October 25-28. Specific dates, times and locations are at the link below.
https://go.usa.gov/xMauG

Locations include:
Fort Peck, Montana
Bismarck, North Dakota
Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Sioux City, Iowa
Smithville, Missouri
Nebraska City, Nebraska
St. Louis, Missouri

Fall public meetings will be held the week of October 25-28. Specific dates, times and locations are at the link below.
https://go.usa.gov/xMauG

Locations include:
Fort Peck, Montana
Bismarck, North Dakota
Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Sioux City, Iowa
Smithville, Missouri
Nebraska City, Nebraska
St. Louis, Missouri

UPDATE::  Fort Peck release reductions was incorrectly reported as Sept 6 and has been corrected to Sept. 16. Winter Gav...
09/03/2021
Winter Gavins Point releases will be at minimum rates

UPDATE:: Fort Peck release reductions was incorrectly reported as Sept 6 and has been corrected to Sept. 16.

Winter Gavins Point releases will be at minimum rates

There is a LOT of information in our September update. This is just a glimpse.

Fort Peck and Garrison Fall Release Reduction

Fort Peck and Garrison releases will be reduced to their fall rates in mid-September.

Winter Release Rate

As per criteria in the Master Manual, the winter release rate is determined based on the Sept. 1 System storage. Per the Sept. 1 System storage, winter releases from Gavins Point Dam will be at the minimum rate of 12,000 cfs.

Please take time to read the full details here:
https://go.usa.gov/xMazh

We'll share the details on our fall public meetings in a separate post.

Updated: Fort Peck release reductions was incorrectly reported as Sept 6 and has been corrected to Sept. 16. Drought conditions, particularly in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper

We are SO lucky to have dedicated employees like Yvette in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers! Great job!
09/02/2021

We are SO lucky to have dedicated employees like Yvette in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers! Great job!

#Kudos to Yvette Martinez, one of our civil engineers 👷‍♀️ in the Construction Division, who initiates and processes contract modifications. Yvette filled the roles of assistant project engineer and quality assurance representative onsite at the Information Systems Facility military construction project at Joint Base Lewis-McChord since April 2021.

Her engineering and contract knowledge, together with her experience, leadership and personal discipline helped her complete multiple modifications, review scores of submittals, prepare responses to 36 Requests for Information, and conduct work inspections. Yvette's also mentored new student interns and developed a modification process guidebook.

Her coworkers praise her ability to resolve government-contractor disputes, and to keep them informed, involved and on schedule.

Drop a comment 👇 if you'd like to join us in congratulating Yvette. #Hero #Essayons

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters

Great overview of the projects on the Missouri River and throughout the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Enginee...
09/01/2021

Great overview of the projects on the Missouri River and throughout the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers!

Talk about a high-rise building.  Check out the latest construction milestone by our Omaha District at Pikes Peak, Colo....
09/01/2021
USACE completes new high-altitude research laboratory on Pikes Peak

Talk about a high-rise building. Check out the latest construction milestone by our Omaha District at Pikes Peak, Colo.
https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/2759741/usace-completes-new-high-altitude-research-laboratory-on-pikes-peak/

The Army’s new high-altitude research laboratory at the top of Pikes Peak in Cascade, Colorado, was officially completed on July 1, and is the highest facility of its kind in North America. Built by

08/31/2021
Portland Metro Levee System Feasibility Study Chiefs Report Signing

Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th Chief of Engineers, recently signed a Chief’s Report proposing the recommended plan from the Portland Metro Levee System Feasibility Study be considered for authorization by Congress. The recommended plan seeks to address inconsistencies within the 27 miles of federally authorized levees system to provide more uniform flood risk, especially in areas with high levels of at-risk residential populations and those that meet the definitions for environmental justice considerations. If Congress chooses to authorize the project, it would be included in a future Waters Resources Development Act legislation. Separate legislation would be needed to fund construction of the project. Learn more about our activities in this region by following Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters

Today is #NationalHydropowerDay!Meet Robert Jones, a hydropower intern from WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Archi...
08/24/2021

Today is #NationalHydropowerDay!

Meet Robert Jones, a hydropower intern from WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Robert applied for the intern program because he had a strong interest in hydropower after touring Grand Coulee Dam and Hoover Dam growing up, and because he enjoys the rural location that the program is at.
Being an intern brings real world applications the classroom experience. Classroom problems have greater meaning and feel like more than lists of questions. Benefits of the intern program include a better understanding of hydropower and the missions carried out at each project, and an opportunity to secure a job with all the benefits that come with it.
His interest in hydropower is piqued by the knowledge that he is helping USACE provide power to thousands of families, and by creatively solving problems to maintain electrical power output for years to come.

https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Careers/Hydropower-Internship-Program/

Today is #NationalHydropowerDay!

Meet Robert Jones, a hydropower intern from WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Robert applied for the intern program because he had a strong interest in hydropower after touring Grand Coulee Dam and Hoover Dam growing up, and because he enjoys the rural location that the program is at.
Being an intern brings real world applications the classroom experience. Classroom problems have greater meaning and feel like more than lists of questions. Benefits of the intern program include a better understanding of hydropower and the missions carried out at each project, and an opportunity to secure a job with all the benefits that come with it.
His interest in hydropower is piqued by the knowledge that he is helping USACE provide power to thousands of families, and by creatively solving problems to maintain electrical power output for years to come.

https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Careers/Hydropower-Internship-Program/

Great work Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers! Glad to see this important military construction project ...
08/20/2021

Great work Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers! Glad to see this important military construction project is making such great progress.

It's time again to recognize the Heroes of the Northwestern Division's Districts. Pete Hovde is a Quality Assurance Repr...
08/11/2021

It's time again to recognize the Heroes of the Northwestern Division's Districts.

Pete Hovde is a Quality Assurance Representative in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District and was selected to represent the Northwestern Division, US Army Corps of Engineers USACE as the Hero of the Month for his successful quality assurance efforts on a Security Forces Advisory Brigade Battalion Headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and a Hot Refuel Facility on Gray Army Airfield.

Our District Heroes are
Leeann Wimer a mechanical engineer in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Matt Shively a Regulatory Project Manager in the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tyler Krug, Regulatory Team Leader and Project Manager , Eugene Section with the Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers
and
Sara Edwards & Jessica Loc District Contracting Chief and Business Operations Branch Chief in the Walla Walla District

#USACE #Leadership #employeeappreciation #DistrictHeroes

Last week, we provided an update on the status of the runoff into the #MissouriRiver Basin. While we've had rain in the ...
08/10/2021
Missouri River Basin Water Management - Call - 8/5/2021

Last week, we provided an update on the status of the runoff into the #MissouriRiver Basin. While we've had rain in the lower basin, we haven't had much in the upper basin.
Listen in on the information we provided to reporters, Congressional representatitives, Tribal, State and local stakeholders.

This was our last scheduled call for the 2021 runoff year.
We will be holding our public meetings in late October and will be announcing those meetings soon.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/809621/missouri-river-basin-water-management-call-8-5-2021

US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
US National Weather Service Missouri Basin River Forecast Center

The USACE Missouri River Water Management Division held its monthly update call on Thursday, Aug. 5 to discuss current conditions, and the projected operation of the mainstem reservoir system. The July 8 recording had technical issues. Below-average precipitation and dry soil conditions persist in t...

On Aug. 6, the U.S. Air Force Academy broke ground on a multimillion-dollar construction project to build a cyber center...
08/09/2021
US Air Force Academy preps for construction of state-of-art Madera Cyber Center

On Aug. 6, the U.S. Air Force Academy broke ground on a multimillion-dollar construction project to build a cyber center that will bolster the Air Force and Space Force’s cyber war fighting capabilities. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is leading the project. When complete, the 33,000 square-foot Madera Cyber Innovation Center will feature state-of-the-art cyber-tech classrooms, labs, research and design spaces for cadets to explore advanced computer and cyber science concepts, and facilitate collaboration with industry, academia and local partnerships.
#USACE
#Omaha2025

#aimhigh

For more details and more photos visit:
https://www.facebook.com/OmahaUSACE/posts/4866715623344403

https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/2724035/us-air-force-academy-preps-for-construction-of-state-of-art-madera-cyber-center/

https://www.usafa.edu/news/academy-preps-for-construction-of-state-of-art-madera-cyber-center/

A multimillion-dollar construction project to build a cyber center at the Air Force Academy begins later this summer and will last through 2023. Lieutenant Gen. Richard Clark, the Academy’s

Drought conditions continue to impact the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin). July runoff i...
08/05/2021
Drought conditions persist in the upper Missouri River Basin

Drought conditions continue to impact the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin). July runoff in the upper Basin was 34% of average. July runoff above Fort Peck Dam was the lowest in 123 years of record-keeping.

The updated 2021 upper Basin runoff forecast is 14.6 million acre-feet (MAF), 57% of average. If realized, this runoff amount would be the 10th driest year in the upper Basin since 1898. System storage on August 1 was 53.9 MAF, 2.2 MAF below the base of the Annual Flood Control and Multiple Use Zone. System storage is expected to decline further into the Carryover Multiple Use Zone during the remainder of 2021.

Read More at: https://go.usa.gov/xFRdx

US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Drought conditions continue to impact the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin). July runoff in the upper Basin was 34% of average. July runoff above Fort Peck Dam was the

Here's the latest Missouri Basin UpdateFull details will be discussed on Thursday, August 5 and published in our Monthly...
08/03/2021

Here's the latest Missouri Basin Update
Full details will be discussed on Thursday, August 5 and published in our Monthly Report.
https://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/pdfs/weeklyupdate.pdf

The updated runoff forecast is for 14.6 MAF for 2021 - see how that compares to previous years. (page 3 shows the by year runoff totals dating back to 1898 as well as the by year rankings from lowest to highest. Lowest was 10.7 MAF in 1931.https://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/projdata/SYS_Statistics.pdf

Here's the latest Missouri Basin Update
Full details will be discussed on Thursday, August 5 and published in our Monthly Report.
https://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/pdfs/weeklyupdate.pdf

The updated runoff forecast is for 14.6 MAF for 2021 - see how that compares to previous years. (page 3 shows the by year runoff totals dating back to 1898 as well as the by year rankings from lowest to highest. Lowest was 10.7 MAF in 1931.https://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/projdata/SYS_Statistics.pdf

#WorldRangerDay Meet Kathryn “Katie” McGillvraywith the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District who began her car...
08/01/2021

#WorldRangerDay
Meet Kathryn “Katie” McGillvray
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District who began her career at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks.

Thank our Park Rangers for all they do.

Kathryn "Katie" McGillvray's park ranger career began 11 years ago at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks when she was studying Environmental Studies at University of Washington, Seattle. She believed her Environmental Studies and park ranger experience was a winning combination.

"Park Rangers do a lot of random things in a day and are great at prioritization," Katie said. "We could be working on a wildlife project with a volunteer, get called over the radio for a medical emergency, be scheduled for a tour an hour later, then attend a budget meeting - all before checking our email." 😏

Drop a comment 👇 for Katie and make sure to thank a Park Ranger 🌲🌳!

#USACE #WorldRangerDay #naturalresources #environment #ThankARanger

Meet Sam, Natural Resource Manager in the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  at Clinton Dam and Hillsda...
07/31/2021

Meet Sam, Natural Resource Manager in the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Dam and Hillsdale lakes in Kansas! She dreamed of being a Park Ranger when she was a little girl. Now, she’s been a ranger for 19 years, making her dreams come true!

July 31 is #WorldRangerDay

Clinton Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Meet Sam, Natural Resource Manager in the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Dam and Hillsdale lakes in Kansas! She dreamed of being a Park Ranger when she was a little girl. Now, she’s been a ranger for 19 years, making her dreams come true!

July 31 is #WorldRangerDay

Clinton Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

And whatever you do, don't feed them after midnight....We never understood what that meant...Midnight where?Is it a cert...
07/30/2021

And whatever you do, don't feed them after midnight....
We never understood what that meant...
Midnight where?
Is it a certain time zone?

Oh Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers why do you make us think about these things?

⚠️ DON'T FEED THE RANGERS ⚠️

Our park rangers are so nice, they may feel like family. But please do not feed them your goodies. Here's why:

🍉 You'll be overrun by a swarm of hungry rangers before you know it. And trust us: You didn't bring enough watermelon to hold them off.

🍉 Ranger uniforms look a lot better without stains, crumbs and drool all over them.

🍉 You might make them dependent on visitors for survival. But what happens in the off season?

🍉 It distracts them from their job. Rangers are there to enforce Corps regulations, protect our resources, and keep visitors (you) safe. That last one is particularly important—especially with that bear creeping up behind you.

🍉 Rangers love to talk. Five hours later...

🍉 As cute as they are, park rangers are not pets, and you should avoid domesticating them.

🍉 The burps

🍉 Rangers have an unparalleled passion for imparting random facts. "Did you know that the Columbia Basin was formed by the pressure of molten lava, which lifted up granite from within the earth? Also that plant you're touching is poisonous." But trust us: You could be in store for too much of a good thing.

🐾 The same advice that applies to the rangers also applies to wildlife. (Different consequences, though.) Please don't try to feed the wild animals.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xFkNh

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July is #ParkandRecreationMonth, and July 31 is #WorldRangerDay. So this week, we're talking about our rangers and stuff they do.

Stay tuned for more!

#parkrangers #recreation #rangers #dontfeedwildlife

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Awesome in its geographical breadth, economic, political and cultural diversity, the Northwestern Division is nearly 2,000 miles wide, enveloping 14 states, 65 Congressional districts and 107 sovereign tribal nations. Two of the country’s longest rivers – the Missouri and Columbia – drain nearly one million square miles within its boundaries that stretch from Seattle, Wash., to St. Louis, Mo. Its civil works, military, and environmental programs surpass $3.0 billion annually, with an ex*****on rate second to none. The Northwestern Division is organized to manage its districts’ civil works activities based on river basins rather than state boundaries. Its primary civil works missions encompass flood control, navigation, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality and irrigation, recreation, and disaster response. Within its jurisdiction are 77 dams and reservoirs, 29 hydropower plants, and 1,600 miles of navigable channels. Military boundaries, in contrast, are organized along state lines. Major military programs include providing design and construction support to key Army and Air Force installations and managing almost two million acres of military real estate for the Department of Defense. An environmental restoration program oversees cleanup of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive sites for the military, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. In recent years, nearly 800 Northwestern Division volunteers have stepped to the forefront in support of the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, lending their skills in the reconstruction efforts. While Corps districts have civil works and military missions, they are frequently distinguished by the nature and amount of civil or military work they perform. In Northwestern Division, the districts that have a preponderance of military and environmental work are Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle. The Portland and Walla Walla districts tend to have larger civil works programs. In all cases and from all quarters, the five NWD districts consistently achieve top marks for mission ex*****on, customer satisfaction, and quality products.

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