U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Federal Government Proposes $4.6B Plan to Protect Miami from Climate Impacts

The federal government is proposing a $4.6 billion plan to protect the low-lying Miami area from the effects of climate change, including the construction of miles of sea walls. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan Friday …

Michigan Flood Puts Privately Owned Dams in Harsh Spotlight

The dams that breached after days of heavy rain in central Michigan are privately owned and had been the center of controversy for several years. Now Governor Gretchen Whitmer is saying these critical facilities should not be in private hands. …

Corps Says Some Midwest Levees Damaged in 2019 Still Vulnerable

With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during devastating floods last spring remain vulnerable to high water. The National …

Suit Against Army Corps for Post-Harvey Flooding Dismissed by Federal Judge

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable for flood damage to thousands of Houston homes after the agency cracked open the gates on two massive dams in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. In …

Improvements to Tulsa-Area Levee System Proposed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a $160 million plan to shore up levees around Oklahoma’s second largest city that have been weakened by periodic flooding. The Corps released a feasibility study that recommends altering existing levees and …

Study Needed of Missouri River Flood Options, Corps Official Says

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday a study is needed to consider changes to flood-control measures along the Missouri River south of Sioux City, Iowa. Speaking after a U.S. Senate field hearing in North Sioux …

Fix for Missouri River Flood Bottlenecks Sought by Midwest States

After a year of devastating flooding, several Midwestern states are joining together to try to identify bottlenecks along the Missouri River that can cause waters to back up and worsen flooding in certain areas. Officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and …

Mississippi Floodgate Opened Again to Drain Delta

A floodgate in Mississippi has reopened as the Mississippi River falls, allowing a months-long flood in parts of the Mississippi Delta to begin draining. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it opened the Steele Bayou floodgate north of Vicksburg …

Mississippi Requests Pumps from Federal Govt. to Ease Flooding

Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that’s been underwater since February, one of the state’s U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the …

Mississippi Floodgate Closed as Delta Flooding Continues

A floodgate in Mississippi has again closed to prevent the swollen Mississippi River from spilling inland and worsening flooding in parts of the Mississippi Delta. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it closed the Steele Bayou floodgate north of …