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The District is accepting applications to lease the Adobe Belle facility at Conchas Lake, N.M. Application & more info is available here.
Building relationships is one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ main focus areas. True relationships are those in which both parties benefit. Check out the article on page 50 showcasing how the Corps is working to preserve history with Native American Tribes!
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Building relationships is one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ main focus areas. True relationships are those in which both parties benefit. Check out the article on page 50 showcasing how the Corps is working to preserve history with Native American Tribes!
USACE Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick greets former District Park Ranger Alfred Chavez, June 3, 2015. The Corps of Engineers officially and permanently retired Chavez’s park ranger badge from service in recognition of his exceptional courage under fire in a ceremony. Watch the video for more details!
Badge Retirement Ceremony
USACE Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick greets former District Park Ranger Alfred Chavez, June 3, 2015. The Corps of Engineers officially and permanently retired Chavez’s park ranger badge from service in recognition of his exceptional courage under fire in a ceremony. Watch the video for more details!
The Corps Environment July 2015 is now available! Click the link below.
The Corps Environment July 2015
The Corps Environment July 2015 is now available! Click the link below.
US Army Chief of Engineers and USACE Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick (left) and Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon took a helicopter tour June 4, 2015, to view work being done to protect Santa Clara Pueblo from increased flood risks caused by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.
Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Bostick Visits Albuquerque District
US Army Chief of Engineers and USACE Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick (left) and Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon took a helicopter tour June 4, 2015, to view work being done to protect Santa Clara Pueblo from increased flood risks caused by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.

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Image Not FoundABQ District USACE Santa Clara Pueblo ProjectThe 2011 Las Conchas Wildfire in northern New Mexico, one of New Mexico’s worst fires ever, left behind years of recovery work, especially for the Santa Clara Pueblo NM. To counter this, the Albuquerque District Corps of Engineers is involved in efforts helping to protect the pueblo from future flooding and debris runoff. This project is just one of several ways the District works with many Native American Tribes, to address water resource challenges and other emergency management issues. Because of Corps’ experiences in the Albuquerque District, its team has recently been recognized by USACE as a center of expertise working in Indian Country.
Image Not FoundUS Army Corps of Engineers Retires former Park Ranger's badge"In recognition of bravery and exceptional courage under fire, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District officially retired Abiquiu Park Ranger Alfred Chavez’s badge June 3, 2015, in a ceremony at the district office.
Image Not Found2015 Central New Mexico Regional STEM Olympiad The 2015 Central New Mexico Regional STEM Olympiad took place at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque campus recently. The New Mexico Science Olympiad began in 1987. Albuquerque District Army Corps of Engineers employees have participated in the Science Olympiad as judges and volunteers since 2013, and this year was no exception. This academic interscholastic competition consists of 32 individual and team events. More than 3,000 students from across New Mexico are involved in the NM STEM Olympiad.
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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Santa Clara strives to build resilience to fires, floods

7/27/2015
Severe wildfires have raged through the upper reaches of the tribe’s lands in the past decade, with the 2011 Las Conchas Fire leaving about 80 percent of the pueblo’s watershed destroyed in its wake. The aftereffects pose an existential threat to the village.

Remembering the 1965 Arkansas River Flood in Southeastern Colorado

7/10/2015
I remember the 1965 flood! In 1965, I was a kid living at Granada, Colorado. This article is part memoir and part summary of events that occurred during the 1965 Arkansas River Flood as documented during and after that flood 50 years ago.

Work Begins on New Medical Clinic at Holloman Air Force Base

7/8/2015
District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon joined the 49th Medical Group, the 49th Medical Support Squadron, and others to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical clinic at Holloman AFB, July 1, 2015, with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Multiphase Ceremony Celebrates Milestones in Multiphase Project

7/7/2015
The District participated in a double ceremony celebrating two milestones in the expansion of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, June 29, 2015.

240th Birthday of the U.S. Army and USACE

6/2/2015
The U.S. Army and USACE celebrate 240 Years of Selfless Service to the Nation. 240 Years and Still BUILDING STRONG.

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