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District Hosts Regional Water Manager Community of Practice Meeting

11/14/2014
The Albuquerque District hosted the 2014 South Pacific Division Hydrology & Hydraulics and Reservoir Control Community of Practice meeting Oct. 28-30.

Searching for the Elusive, Endangered Silvery Minnow

10/31/2014
District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Maj. Jason Melchior, deputy district commander, joined other District employees and SWCA Environmental Consultants in their search for silvery minnow. On Oct. 20, 2014, they visited the Rio Grande Nature Center, one of the restoration sites the District is monitoring along the Rio Grande.

Where There’s Water, There’s a Way: Engineering with Nature in the Arid West

10/31/2014
What if you could make something good happen, and do so cost-effectively, sustainably and on a grand scale? You’d leap at the chance, wouldn’t you? Engineering with Nature (EWN) can make this happen.

Birds of Paradise

10/31/2014
People racking up the bird-watcher’s “big year” don’t cross the country to spot the American crow along the Río Grande, but these birds illustrate one of the main reasons that area birders flock to the Corrales bosque: the abundance.

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.

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Image Not FoundSan Acacia NM Levee Project - ABQ DistrictThe 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 $287 million San Acacia Levee project. The Albuquerque District, the Interstate Stream Commission, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, the Bureau of Reclamation, the city of Socorro, Congressional representatives, and other dignitaries all gathered to mark the official start of construction. This new work will move approximately 5,000 people out of the Socorro NM flood plain.
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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