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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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South Pacific Division's Commander Toy reflects on meaning of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and as a fourth generation Chinese American, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, South Pacific Division commander, described what the event means to him in an emotion-filled recollection of the journey his family made from Asia to the United States beginning in the 1890's.

Employees Bike to Work

Approximately a dozen employees participated in National Bike to Work Day, May 15, despite the day’s wet ending with rain, wind and thunderstorms rolling across the Albuquerque area.

District Staff Support Water Safety

Approximately 25 District staff participated in “Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day” May 15.

Operation Clean Sweep Nets 40 Bags of Trash at John Martin Reservoir

Local volunteers joined staff at John Martin Reservoir to collect more than 40 bags of trash along the south shoreline during a cleanup event May 2.

Pilot project helps USACE evaluate changing climate across Southwest

During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.

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