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  • August

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

    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.”
  • District Contracting Team Selected for National USACE Contracting Award

    The District’s contracting team was selected for the 2013 Excellence in Contracting Award PARC-Dallas for their outstanding performance.
  • June

    Albuquerque District Welcomes 34th Commander

    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Dagon assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District June 26, 2014, during a formal change of command ceremony at the District headquarters.
  • Corps Returns Land to Cochiti Pueblo

    In a ceremony during a Corps-Pueblo de Cochiti partnership meeting June 5, 2014, the Corps relinquished land acquired during the construction of Cochiti Dam, returning it to the Pueblo.
  • May

    Conchas Dam Wears It!

    On May 17, 2014, 16 people and one canine participated in the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” event at Conchas Dam.
  • 125 Years of Systematic Streamgaging

    As part of 2014’s Earth Day events, the District joined the USGS in a celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Embudo streamgage which was constructed as part of a training site for hydrographers and hydrologists to support irrigation in the desert southwest.
  • March

    Middle Rio Grande Flood Protection Construction Gets Funding

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced the approval of $1 million in state Capital Outlay funds to help fund the first two phases of the Corps’ Rio Grande Floodway, San Acacia to Bosque del Apache, N.M., project.
  • February

    Water, Weather and the Future

    In cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Sandia National Labs, the Corps of Engineers recently issued the West-Wide Climate Risk Assessment: Upper Rio Grande Impact Assessment (URGIA), which investigates historic and future climate trends in the Rio Grande Basin.
  • Students Study STEM through Interactive Presentations

    Seventy students from two area schools gathered at the District’s main office to learn more about the importance of STEM and some of the various ways these subjects are essential in what the Corps of Engineers does on a daily basis.
  • January

    Volunteers Help Abiquiu Lake Staff Survey Bald Eagles

    District staff at Abiquiu Lake has partnered with volunteers for more than a decade to participate in the national midwinter bald eagle survey. This year’s results: 14 eagles counted Jan. 4, 2014.