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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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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.

Conchas Rangers Exchange Junker Jackets for Custom-Fit Trend-Setters That Save Lives

9/12/2014
The 2014 summer recreation season may be winding down, but Conchas park rangers remain vigilant in their efforts to provide properly fitting life jackets to the public.

District’s Cochiti Lake Project Celebrated “Cochiti Pueblo Month” Throughout August

9/5/2014
Throughout August, the District’s Cochiti Project celebrated “Cochiti Pueblo Month” with a series of programs highlighting Cochiti Pueblo Culture and Continuity.

The Albuquerque District Shares Water Safety Tips for Labor Day Holiday

8/29/2014
It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you’ll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the Albuquerque District, USACE urges you to remember these safety tips.

Trekking Down the River: The Rio Grande Expedition

8/29/2014
In mid-June, an expeditionary team from Austin, Texas, set out to tell the story, “The Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition, 1900 Miles From Source to Sea.”

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