US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

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These photos were submitted in the 2009 annual District Photo Drive. All photos were taken by District employees. To view more District photos, click here to visit our Flickr site!

Recreation, Scenic & Misc. Categories

Chama River Interagency Team Building Exercise, June 26, 2009. Photo by Gayle Chestnut.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M., -- A campfire burns brightly at the lake, Jan. 2, 2006. Photo by Maj. Andre Balyoz.
Sticks at Abiquiu Lake, May 30, 2009. Photo by Maj. Andre Balyoz.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- A roadrunner stands on a boulder in front of the district office. This photo was submitted in the 2009 District Photo Drive. Photo by Willa Prato.
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Photo by Richard Banker, June 7, 2009.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M., -- A view of the dam, July 11, 2009, by Richard Banker.
Abiquiu Lake as seen behind a tree, May 30, 2009. Photo by Maj. Andre Balyoz.
Cochiti Lake, June 28, 2009. Photo by Richard Banker.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Fall colors arrive at the District Office, Nov. 21, 2008. Photo by Willa Prato.
EL PASO, TX. -- Sandstone and sunflowers at the base of a terrace for the Sparks Arroyo. Photo by Michael Porter, June 12, 2009.

Construction and Corps at Work Categories

SIERRA BLANCA, TX., -- View looking south at a Border Floating Fence Segment. Photo by Phillip Roybal, Feb. 23, 2009.
Construction of a portion of the Border Fence in Texas, Feb. 26, 2009. Photo by Phil Roybal.
Chinook Helicopters assist in flood fighting operations along the Rio Grande at Presidio, Texas, Sept. 22, 2008. Each sand bag shown is approx. 3’ x 3’ x 3’ (one cubic yard) and weighed from 2,500 to 3,000 pounds. Photo by Steve Boberg.
A tugboat, used during dredging operations at John Martin Dam & Reservoir in southeastern Colorado, sits on the water at sunset. Photo by Tony V. Urquidez, Nov. 24, 2008.
A Corps of Engineers inspector and contractor perform checks on the pipeline booster pump operation during the dredging operation at John Martin Dam, Colorado. Photo by Tony V. Urquidez, Nov. 25, 2008.
A Contractor transports equipment to the dredging site during dayshift operations from the staging area during a dredging operation at John Martin Dam, Colorado. Photo by Tony V. Urquidez, Nov. 24, 2008.
The contractor's support team performs dredging quality assurance operations during dayshift upstream of John Martin Dam in southeastern Colorado during dredging operations. Photo by Tony V. Urquidez, Nov. 25, 2008.

Natural Resources Category

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Wildlife at the Rio Grande Nature Center Restoration Project, March 25, 2009. Photo by Michael Porter.
The Western Pondhawk, a wetlands species, at John Martin Reservoir, July 12, 2009. Photo by Van Truan.
The western pondhawk, a wetland species, at John Martin Reservoir, July 12, 2009. Photo by Van Truan.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- A Woodhouse toad in a small pool on the Rio Grande, May 13, 2009. Photo by Michael Porter.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A tree trunk reflects in the water at the Rio Grande Nature Center Restoration Project, March 25, 2009. Photo by Michael Porter.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- A cottonwood forest along the Rio Grande, May 13, 2009. Photo by Michael Porter.
ABIQUIU DAM, N.M. -- Tree trunk at the dam. Photo by Maj. Andre Balyoz, May 30, 2009.
A distinctive tree trunk at Abiquiu Reservoir, New Mexico. Photo by Maj. Andre Balyoz, Jan. 2, 2006.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- The next generation of cottonwoods grows in the bosque, near the Rio Grande. Photo by Michael Porter, May 13, 2009.