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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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Concrete Canoes Race at Cochiti Lake

Cochiti Lake was the scene of a unique part of the 44th annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, April 11, 2015, when 11 of the 14 schools participating in the conference raced concrete canoes at the lake.

District Archaeologist Shares Historical Discoveries at Colorado Conference

District archaeologist Gregory Everhart attended the 37th Annual Conference of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists where he presented on historical findings on recent cultural resources activities at Trinidad Lake and John Martin Reservoir.

A Good Relationship to Keep

Recently the District and the Bureau of Reclamation teamed up to fix some flood damage at the District's Two Rivers project in Southeastern New Mexico. This isn't the first time the two agenices have cooperated.

District Showcases Opportunities for Small Businesses at Open House

Approximately 150 people attended the Small Business Open House hosted by the District Feb. 26, 2015. Special guests included Richard J. Berry, mayor of Albuquerque and South Pacific Division Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Toy.

District Helps Students Cultivate Interest in STEM Subjects

This year’s Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad took place at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center, Saturday, Jan. 31. District employees have participated in the Science Olympiad as judges and volunteers since 2013 and this year was no exception.

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