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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

Cleanup Continues at Bulk Fuels Site on Kirtland Air Force Base

8/22/2014
On August 7, 2014, local media were invited to Kirtland Air Force Base to view the excavation activities at the Former Fuels Off-Loading Rack.

Corps, Partners Sign Project Partnership Agreement for San Acacia Floodway Project

8/20/2014
Representatives of the MRGCD and the Corps signed a Project Partnership Agreement for the Rio Grande Floodway San Acacia to Bosque Del Apache Project on August 11, 2014.

Chief Promotes Newest Engineer General

8/19/2014
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 53rd Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick promoted South Pacific Division Commander Col. Mark Toy to the rank of brigadier general Aug. 15 in a ceremony at the Eagle's Nest Clubhouse, Cypress, California.

Silvery Minnow Surviving the Drought in New Mexico

8/15/2014
The survival and recruitment of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, an endangered species, is of utmost importance in New Mexico. This is not easy in times of drought. However, with the hard work and cooperation of the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program, the minnow continues to survive in the Rio Grande.

As Panama Canal Turns 100, District Employee Recalls Awesome Childhood in the Zone.

8/15/2014
To most people, the Panama Canal is a great engineering achievement that makes commerce and travel cheaper, easier, and faster. But to District employee Patricia Lewis, it was the setting for “an awesome childhood.”

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