US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

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  • June

    Working to improve centuries old acequias for New Mexico community

    Recently the Memphis District assisted us in solving a problem that dates back several centuries.
  • April

    Pilot project helps USACE evaluate changing climate across Southwest

    During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.
  • August

    The Albuquerque District Shares Water Safety Tips for Labor Day Holiday

    It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you’ll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the Albuquerque District, USACE urges you to remember these safety tips.
  • Trekking Down the River: The Rio Grande Expedition

    In mid-June, an expeditionary team from Austin, Texas, set out to tell the story, “The Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition, 1900 Miles From Source to Sea.”
  • Silvery Minnow Surviving the Drought in New Mexico

    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.
  • May

    Dam Building 101

    District staff from several project offices participated in the Third Annual Trinidad Water Festival, where approximately 1,700 Las Animas County students and teachers turned out to learn about water’s importance and local and regional water issues.
  • Water Managers Cooperate to Create Beneficial River Flows

    Flows on the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to Elephant Butte Reservoir will increase this week in a coordinated effort aimed at triggering a spawn of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. This pioneering effort by federal and non-federal water managers will create conditions that haven’t naturally occurred over the last four years due to drought.
  • 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.
  • October

    District Hosts Bi-Annual Rio Grande Basin Meeting

    The Albuquerque District hosted the Rio Grande Basin meeting on September 17-18, to discuss the impacts of the devastating wildfires during the past two years in the upper basin, and the resulting prior and present flooding.
  • September

    Counting Fish in a Fluid Environment

    On a hot, sultry, mid-August day, I’m standing thigh-deep in the slow, muddy Rio Grande watching U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fishery Biologist Dr. Michael “Mick” Porter and Aquatic Ecologist Justin Reale; Eric Gonzalez, Michael Hatch, Matt McMillan, biologists with SWCA Environmental Consultants; and TetraTech biologist Michael Marcus seine for fish.