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Change of Command ceremony - May 12, 2016, 2:00 pm. Click here for more info.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Ericka Zabala (right) receives a certificate of achievement from District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon, April 26, 2016. Zabala was recognized as the District’s 2016 Administrative Professional of the Year.
2016 Admin Professional of the Year
Ericka Zabala was recognized as the District’s 2016 Administrative Professional of the Year, April 26, 2016.
April 2016 Corps Environment cover
April 2016 Corps Environment Cover
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District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Zia Pueblo Gov. Jerome Lucero sign a watershed assessment agreement, March 9, 2016.  Click below to read more.
New Watershed Assessment Agreement
District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Zia Pueblo Gov. Jerome Lucero sign a watershed assessment agreement, March 9, 2016. Click below to read more.
EL PASO, Texas -- Deputy District Commander Maj. Jason Melchior (left) participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Fort Bliss and the contractor to officially open a new 80,000 square-foot facility for ICE on Fort Bliss property here, Feb. 24, 2016. ICE Director Sarah Saldaña (center) prepares to cut the ribbon.
Officially Open
The Albuquerque District recently celebrated the official opening of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's new facility in El Paso, Texas.
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, recreation fees have changed at USACE-managed recreation areas. Click the links below for more information...
Recreation fees have changed
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, recreation fees have changed at USACE-managed recreation areas. Click the links below for more information...

Latest Videos

Image Not Found2016 STEM Olympiad-UNM-ABQ DistrictAn ABQ District-USACE-STEM team supported the 2016 Central New Mexico Science Olympiad at the University of New Mexico, Jan. 30. At the event, sixteen high school level teams from central NM area schools, participated in the STEM-Wright Stuff event. They demonstrated how their planes can fly; the longer they stayed in the air, the better the team did in the competition. The Science Olympiad, a yearly event held in each state across the nation, brings together middle and high school students interested in pursuing opportunities or careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
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.

Latest Stories

Albuquerque District Recognizes Its 2016 Administrative Professional of the Year

4/28/2016
The District recognized its 2016 Administrative Professional of the Year, April 26, 2016.

Albuquerque District and Zia Pueblo enter into watershed assessment agreement

4/1/2016
The District and Zia Pueblo entered into a watershed assessment agreement March 9, 2016, under Section 203 of the Tribal Partnership Program.

Albuquerque District Helps ICE Consolidate in El Paso

3/14/2016
The Albuquerque District recently celebrated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement the official opening of ICE's new facility in El Paso, Texas.

ABQ District Employee Helps Area Students Fly into Science Learning at Science Olympiad

2/17/2016
Sixteen high school level teams from area schools participated in the Wright Stuff event at the 2016 Central New Mexico Science Olympiad at the University of New Mexico, Jan. 30, 2016.

Assistant Secretary of the Army Visits the Navajo Nation

2/1/2016
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon, and Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs visited the Navajo Nation, Jan. 27, 2016.

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