Army Corp of Engineers News

Advisory Group Urges Better Flood Protection in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s levees need to be strengthened and repaired, especially in rural areas hit hard by prolonged flooding in 2019, according to an advisory group appointed by Gov. Mike Parson. St. Louis Public Radio reported that the …

Residents Demand Changes to Prevent Chain O’Lakes Flooding

Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to …

New Jersey Beach Can Be Seized for New Dune Project

Midway Beach, a small oceanfront community on the New Jersey shore, was barely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, due largely to the large sand dunes its nearly 400 homeowners built and maintained over the decades. Then, state officials told the community’s …

Much of Houston Built Over Land Meant for Flood Control

The explosive expansion of Houston subdivisions into prairies far to the west helped make the city affordable for the average 345 people who moved there each day, but it also paved over thousands of acres that the U.S. Army Corps …

Missouri River Dams Credited With Mitigating 2011 Floods

In 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was hanging on to the Missouri River like an experienced horseman reining in a wild stallion. Through the spring and a long wet summer, the corps used every mechanism and feature it …

Appeal Against Army Corps Over Grand Ole Opry Flood Damage Denied

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for flood damage at the Grand Ole Opry in 2010. The Tennessean reports Gaylord Entertainment Company appealed …

Ohio Officials to Offer Basic Plan to Reduce Flood Risks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says officials studying how to reduce flooding risks and hazards along the Blanchard River in northwest Ohio will present a basic plan to Corps leaders in the coming weeks. The regional office handling the …

Northwest Ohio Flood Study Delay Questioned

Several Ohio members of Congress say they are not happy that the Army Corps of Engineers may wait until 2016 to issue a final report on a flood control plan for the Blanchard River in northwestern Ohio. Sens. Rob Portman …

Scientist Predicted Washington Hillside Failure in 1999

A scientist who documented the landslide conditions on a Washington hill that buckled last weekend in a massive mudslide warned in a 1999 report filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of “the potential for a large catastrophic failure.” …

Few Hurricane Katrina Lawsuits Linger 8 Years Later

A team of plaintiffs’ attorneys has spent roughly $16 million to sue the Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches that flooded most of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Joseph Bruno, one of those lawyers, estimates that they ultimately will …