U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Washington Mudslide Yields 2 More Bodies

Rescuers slogging through muck and rain Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, Washington state officials said. The grim discoveries further demoralized the four-day …

South Dakota Flood-Control Project Nearly Complete

Sioux Falls, S.D. officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city’s west side was not part of the original project. …

Louisiana Judge Ends Katrina Flooding Lawsuits Against Feds

Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has dismissed the cases. The move comes more than a year …

Corps: Utah County Levees Have Problems

Salt Lake County, Utah’s levee systems are in unacceptable shape, according to a review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Officials with the Corps’ Sacramento District announced Friday that they found several problems in levees along the 12-mile Surplus …

Red River Diversion Opponents Sue Army Corps

Opponents of a planned project to divert the Red River around Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., have sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in federal court. The lawsuit filed by opponents south of the metro area accuses diversion leaders …

Officials: Michigan Levee May Get $1.5M Upgrade

Officials in Frankenmuth, Mich. say a levee designed to protect areas of the city along the Cass River from flooding may need a $1.5 million upgrade. MLive.com reported the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the city needs to modify the …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Begins Post-Sandy Study of North Atlantic Coast

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the corps’ scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study on Tuesday to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast.The new study …

Mississippi River Flood of 2011 Caused $2.8B in Economic Damage: Army Corps

The Mississippi River flooding of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like never before, exposing vulnerabilities that need attention, a report said. The report from the …

Mississippi Rock Blasting Puts River in Ship Shape

Crews have completed the most critical phase of removing bedrock that threatened barges along a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River, staving off the shipping industry’s fears that the treacherous channel could close to traffic, the U.S. Army Corps …