- Agency reports killing 109 cormorants so far to help salmon Updated: May-28-15 7:20 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 109 adult double-crested cormorants have been killed and more than 1,700 eggs killed so far as part of a program to reduce the size of North America's biggest cormorant nesting colony so the birds eat fewer juvenile salmon migrating down the Columbia River.
- New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized Updated: May-27-15 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands - and the drinking water of 117 million Americans - are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.
- US Army Corps of Engineers stops blue-green algae advisories Updated: May-26-15 2:41 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.
- Army Corps of Engineers to consider deeper Miss. River Updated: May-26-15 7:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is once again weighing the costs and benefits of a potential $300 million effort to deepen the lower Mississippi River by as much as 5 feet.
- Gathright Dam pulse releases planned to gather data Updated: May-26-15 2:05 am
COVINGTON, Virginia - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to conduct six pulse releases from Gathright Dam near Covington to gather water data.
- Ascension and St. James could team on hurricane levee Updated: May-25-15 4:46 pm
GONZALES, Louisiana - Officials in Ascension and St. James parishes say they want to work together on a levee and pumps to shield their areas from possible storm surge flooding.
- Slice of Silicon Valley: Strictly Business Computer Systems Updated: May-25-15 9:59 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was a Wednesday at 1 p.m., and there was tension in the offices at Strictly Business Computer Systems in Huntington.
- Stringing an emerald necklace of islands Updated: May-25-15 12:14 am
SARASOTA, Florida - It's a five-minute paddle from the North Siesta Key Bridge to Edwards Island.
- 2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam Updated: May-22-15 6:23 pm
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio - An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals.
- Lengthy, costly missile site cleanups frustrate residents Updated: May-22-15 10:38 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Residents are getting impatient and voicing concerns about the costly proposed cleanup of two missile sites.
- Lock agreement to make Monongahela River more accessible Updated: May-22-15 8:43 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Boaters can travel the Upper Monongahela River without hindrance for the first time in several years.
- Renourishment also piles rocks on beach at Folly Updated: May-22-15 6:47 am
FOLLY BEACH, South Carolina - A $30 million beach renourshment effort at Folly Beach Park piled more sand on the shore.
- Army Corps begins court-ordered dredging in Cleveland Harbor Updated: May-22-15 6:18 am
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredging in the Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River channel is underway after a federal judge sided with the state of Ohio and ordered the agency to continue with the work.
- Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.
- Storm-related high water closing some North Texas parks Updated: May-20-15 7:14 pm
HICKORY CREEK, Texas - In a quiet corner of Hickory Creek Park, Lewisville Lake laps against the edge of the access road, covers nearby picnic areas to the tabletop and leaves just an inch or two of the barbecue grills poking above water.
- Corps: Possible damage to cemeteries doesn't call for levees Updated: May-20-15 6:05 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The potential damage to cemeteries that would be flooded by a Red River diversion project would not be enough to justify protective measures requested by residents who have family members buried there, according to a study by promoters of the project.
- Corps tests hurricane protection system for New Orleans Updated: May-20-15 2:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS - With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans and testing pumps and floodgates built around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago to better protect this low-lying metropolis from flooding.
- Federal agency drops advisories about reservoir algae blooms Updated: May-19-15 2:47 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer issue advisories against swimming or otherwise using the water during blue-green algae blooms in the 11 Oregon reservoirs it manages.
- Southern California artists sues to protect mural on dam Updated: May-14-15 6:16 am
SANTA ANA, California - An artist who helped design a mural across a Southern California dam is suing the Army Corps of Engineers for trying to take it down.
- High water closes barge traffic on parts of Arkansas River Updated: May-13-15 8:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Portions of the Arkansas River flooded onto park land Wednesday after weekend storms caused high water levels, and officials said closures on the waterway could last through the Memorial Day holiday.
- Permanent pump stations on New Orleans canals halfway done Updated: May-12-15 1:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The last major endeavor as part of the multibillion-dollar post-Hurricane Katrina upgrades to the region's flood protection system is halfway complete.
- Ammo parts dropped on New Jersey beach during replenishment Updated: May-12-15 12:32 pm
ALLENHURST, New Jersey - A beach replenishment project has pumped battery-sized components of World War I-era ammunition onto some New Jersey beaches, and officials are warning people who find them to alert authorities.
- Officials find Washington's Spirit Lake at risk of overflow Updated: May-11-15 9:23 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Spirit Lake, located just north of Mount St. Helens, is at risk of overflowing after engineers found the lake's drainage tunnel is shrinking.
- Corps increasing fees for group picnic shelter reservations Updated: May-11-15 3:16 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Fees for group picnic shelter reservations will be going up next year at 14 of the 16 lakes managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntington District.
- Post-Sandy beach widening starting on Long Beach Island Updated: May-07-15 7:50 pm
SHIP BOTTOM, New Jersey - A long-awaited beach replenishment project is underway at one of New Jersey's top vacation spots.