US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

These photos were submitted in the 2017 annual District Photo Drive. All photos were taken by District employees. To view more photos of District projects, events and people, click here to visit our Flickr site!

And the Winners are...

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Workers work on the TA3 substation at Los Alamos National Labs, Sept. 20, 2017. Photo by Al Lopez. This 2017 Photo Drive entry was the Commander's Choice Award winner.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – One of the bald eagles spotted during the annual Midwinter Eagle Watch, Jan. 7, 2017. Cerro Pedernal is seen in the background. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This 2017 Photo Drive entry placed first based on employee voting.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – A rainstorm moves in over the lake, Aug. 1, 2017. Photo by Jeffery Austin. This 2017 Photo Drive entry placed second based on employee voting.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – The dam reflects in the lake, Oct. 17, 2017. The day was very calm with an elevation of 4195.22 and recent rains caused the water to be a muddy brown color. Photo by Nadine Carter. This 2017 Photo Drive entry placed third based on employee voting.

2017 Photo Drive Entries

CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – Two of the many deer that can be found grazing on the lawn in front of the project office, Dec. 2, 2016. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Overcast skies over Cerro Pedernal and the lake, Aug. 1, 2017. Photo by Jeffrey Austin. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
COCHITI LAKE, N.M. – A close up view of the Cochiti symbol on the control tower at the dam with the lake in the background, Oct. 26, 2017. Photo by Ashley Tellier. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. -- Cerro Pedernal as seen from the equipment compound at the project office, April 1, 2017. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
EL PASO, Texas – The Carolina Basin is part of the city’s stormwater master plan to address flood risk during major rain events. Photo by Richard Negri, May 2, 2017. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Clouds appear to steam out like a volcano from the Cerro Pedernal in this photo taken from the Puerco campground, April 1, 2017. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The east side of the new Medical/Dental Clinic that the District is finishing up at the base, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by James Vigil. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The sun shines through a tree filled with blossoms in the District office’s parking lot, March 1, 2017. Photo by Denise Cook. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
COCHITI LAKE, N.M. – A view of the lake and dam from the Visitor Center, Oct. 26, 2017. Photo by Ashley Tellier. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
FORT LYON, Colo., -- The sunset as seen from the top of the Forty Lyon Levee near the Arkansas River, Jan. 31, 2017. Photo by Kara Hickey. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
JOHN MARTIN DAM, Colo., -- The John Martin Dam Crest Road provides a scenic route to various recreational features as well as a panoramic view of the dam, April 27, 2017. Photo by Richard Negri. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
COCHITI LAKE, N.M. – A view of the lake, Oct. 26, 2017. Photo by Ashley Tellier. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Global Strike Validation and Verification building, Dec. 21, 2016. The project involved modification of the existing museum to suit the needs of the project. Photo by Denise Cook. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.

2017 Photo Drive Entries

CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. – Sunset as seen from the Juniper Day Use overlook with Rattlesnake Island in the background, Sept. 2, 2017. Photo by Nadine Carter. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – The lower level operating gallery inside the dam, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Denise Cook. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Scaffolding along the outside of the new Medical and Dental Clinic as it was constructed, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by James Vigil. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
FORT LYON, Colo., -- The sunset as seen from the top of the Fort Lyon Levee looking towards Fort Lyon, Jan. 31, 2017. Photo by Kara Hickey. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
COCHITI DAM, N.M. – A view of Cochiti Lake from along the dam, Oct. 26, 2017. Photo by Ashley Tellier. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Sunset at the lake, Aug. 1, 2017. Photo by Jeffery Austin. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
COCHITI DAM, N.M. -- Fall colors can be seen in the distance in this view from the Visitors Center, Oct. 26, 2017. Photo by Ashley Tellier. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Photo of Cerro Pedernal from the Riana Overlook Area, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
TRINIDAD DAM, Colo., -- District engineers inspect the dam’s dewatered outlet works, March 21, 2017. Photo by Richard Negri. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.

2017 Photo Drive Entries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sunrise as seen from the front of the District Office, March 1, 2017. Photo by Denise Cook. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
JOHN MARTIN DAM, Colo., -- The dam is used for flood control, irrigation, and recreation. In this photo, taken April 27, 2017, two of the service gates are open to supply irrigation needs downstream. Photo by Richard Negri. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. – A deer walks near a campground at the lake, July 15, 2017. Photo by Carolyn Abreu. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Spring runoff as seen from downstream of the power generating plant area, April 1, 2017. Photo by Clarence Maestas. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
ABIQUIU LAKE, N.M. – Spring snow melts on a leaf at the lake’s shoreline, April 28, 2017. Photo by Kara Hickey. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The exterior of the new Medical and Dental Clinic, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by James Vigil. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – The parapet of a building at the dam, Oct. 14, 2017. Photo by Denise Cook. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
SAN FELIPE PUEBLO, N.M. – Close up of sunflowers at the pueblo, Sept. 13, 2017. Photo by Kara Hickey. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A hallway in the new Medical/Dental clinic, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by James Vigil. This was a 2017 Photo Drive entry.