U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

US to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight NJ Back Bay Flooding

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls, and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in …

Shreds of Aluminum Cans Alarm Lake Superior Beach Residents

DULUTH, Minn. — In the past few months, people who live along Duluth’s Park Point have been picking up shredded aluminum cans — by the bagful — on the neighborhood’s Lake Superior beach. The metal fragments were inadvertently deposited there …

Analysis: Mississippi Flood-Control Fight Unresolved as Trump Departs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists have been arguing for decades over proposals for a massive federal flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The fight is continuing into a new presidential administration. Four conservation groups are suing the …

Analysis: Mississippi Pump Proposal Evokes Strong Reactions

JACKSON, Miss. — Farmers, rural shopkeepers and Mississippi politicians from both major parties are speaking out to support a proposed flood control project that would pump water from parts of the south Delta. Environmental groups remain opposed to the Yazoo …

Engineers’ Report Bolsters Proposed Mississippi Pump Project

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta — a reversal …

Dredge Scarcity Could Make Rebuilding Coast Slower, Costly

NEW ORLEANS — Just as Louisiana begins an ambitious slate of projects to rebuild its crumbling coastline, the essential ingredients — sea sand and river silt — will be harder to come by. That’s not because these materials are rare; …

Feds Want Deal With North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter …

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. …

Judge: Army Corps Not Responsible for Harvey Flooding Damage

HOUSTON — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have …

One Dead, Dozens Hurt as Tornadoes Flatten Buildings in Ohio

Tornadoes pulverized western Ohio early on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring scores of others and requiring emergency officials to send out snowplows to clear debris from a major highway, officials and media reports said At least one tornado hit Dayton …