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Image Not FoundDisappearing Rio Grande Expedition - ABQ District SupportThe Albuquerque District, U.S. Corps of Engineers, is helping an expedition team (writer, photographer, porters) as they tell the story of the mighty Rio Grande—from the headwaters of Stony Pass, Colorado to Boca Chica Beach outside of Brownsville, Texas. The expedition team is portaging much of the Rio Grande in northern and middle New Mexico. They are boating over one of the Corps’ New Mexico lakes, going south down the river, passing by four Native America reservations.
Image Not FoundSilvery Minnow Project UpdateRecently a USACE Albuquerque District team, and other members of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (MRGESCP) went “down the river” on the Rio Grande, in search of Rio Grande Silvery Minnow - an endangered species. The team was looking of young Silvery Minnows to verify a spring river water release of minnow eggs. The research project started 6 years ago.
Image Not FoundAbiquiu Lake and Dam: A Resource for AllAn introduction to Albuquerque Distict's Abiquiu Dam. Part 1 of 6 in a series of short videos highlighting different aspects of Abiquiu Dam. View parts 2-6 on the Video Archive page (under "Shortcuts").
Image Not FoundLand swap and ceremony -- Albuquerque District Corps of Enginers and the Pueblo de Cochiti (NM)COCHITI PUEBLO, N.M.--At a recent partnership meeting and ceremony between the Albuquerque District Army Corps of Engineers and the Pueblo de Cochiti (NM), the Corps relinquished land acquired during the construction of Cochiti Dam more than fifty years ago.
Image Not Found2014 Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad-ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Several Albuquerque District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees volunteered part of their weekend to serve as judges and facilitators at the 2014 Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad, held on University of New Mexico campus.
Image Not FoundOwls and Girl Scouts-ABQ District-USACEWhat do you get when you invite a group of young girl scouts to help create burrowing owl habitats in an arroyo? You get an excited and energetic group of girls ready and willing to assist and learn. Eight members of Girl Scout Troop 35, arrived at the Calabacillas Arroyo in Albuquerque NM, to meet with Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant, Commander, US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District. The Girl Scouts were there to construct habitats for burrowing owls. The Corps and AMAFCA (Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority) determined that several burrowing owl habitats would be destroyed by the needed arroyo construction.
Image Not FoundRio Grande Silvery Minnow SurveyWater in the Rio Grande impacts all life in New Mexico. The Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program works on improving habitat for endangered species along the river. The Rio Grande Silvery Minnow reproduces in flooded forest during spring runoff.

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Cochiti Rangers to the Rescue

10/30/2014
The Corps park rangers at Cochiti Lake had an unusual encounter of the canine kind Oct. 28, when they rescued two dogs, an elderly yellow lab and a younger mixed breed that looked similar to a Border Collie.

Long-awaited Levee Project Breaks Ground

10/24/2014
The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), joined employees from the Albuquerque District and other government agencies to break ground on the first two phases of the San Acacia Levee project, Oct. 22, 2014.

Corps Booth Helps Girl Scouts Learn About STEM

10/10/2014
The District had a booth at the 2014 Girl Scouts STEM Camporee Sept. 13, 2014, where more than 700 Scouts learned more about endangered species, how and why dams are built, and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) safety.

Santa Clara Pueblo and the Corps of Engineers: A Working Partnership between Two Nations

10/1/2014
"The partnership between USACE and the Santa Clara Pueblo is a fine example of why the Albuquerque District has the strongest Tribal Program in South Pacific Division. Flood Risk Management in the Santa Clara tribal area is incredibly important for the future of the Pueblo,” said Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander, South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Transforming the Desert into a Wetland

9/12/2014
Officials from the Corps and the city of Las Cruces participated in a grand-opening ceremony Sept. 5, 2014, by throwing out seed balls packed with a mixture of wildflower seeds that will sprout with the next rain.

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