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  • September

    Kirtland to get New Nuclear Weapons Sustainment Center

    District personnel are overseeing the design work on a project to build a new Nuclear Weapons Sustainment Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.
  • Levees Can Contribute to Flood Damage Reduction

    In addition to the physical condition of levee systems, risks are influenced by the dynamic natural environment (changing flood frequency and increasing ground subsidence), unacceptable vegetation and increased development in and upstream of communities with levees.
  • Quick to Provide Regulatory Assistance!

    The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history burned through predominantly inaccessible wilderness from May to July in southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, leaving extensive environmental damage that will affect several small, remote communities for years. It was dubbed the “Whitewater-Baldy” Fire.
  • District, UNM Use Physical Modeling to Improve Jemez Weir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses models to reduce uncertainty and to help ensure a structure’s performance will be up to par.
  • Minority Students Gain “Experience of a Lifetime”

    The National Hispanic Environmental Council sponsors a national Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute that is held for 11 days in Northern New Mexico and exposes minority youth to environmental opportunities within the Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • August

    Flood Fighting: District Assists Effort to Lower Bonito Lake

    The June 2012 Little Bear Fire burned 44,330 acres of private and Lincoln National Forest land in southern New Mexico, the majority in a wedge of prime timberland surrounding Bonito Creek. Beautiful, clear Bonito Lake, water supply for the City of Alamogordo and for Holloman Air Force Base, was overrun by the flames, which also burned 242 homes and 12 additional structures on the checkerboard lands adjacent to the lake.
  • What Can the Corps do? Wildfire Effects Mitigation Authorities Explained

    The Corps has some limited authority to address flood hazards within watersheds affected by wildfires. The Corps’ emergency assistance is intended, by law, to be temporary in order to meet immediate threats. It is not intended to provide permanent solutions to flooding problems. Categories of emergency assistance permitted under Public Law 84-99 include:
  • Corps’ Rain Gauges Contribute to Safe Monsoon Season

    Last year, the Corps’ Albuquerque District purchased and installed rain gauges to act as an early warning system in canyons heavily burned by the Las Conchas Fire, which, at the time, was the biggest fire in New Mexico history and torched upwards of 150,000 acres.
  • Step by Step — How the Corps Responds to Emergencies

    Public Law 84-99 dictates how the Corps will manage emergencies and provide flood-related technical assistance, as well as flood flight support to state and local governments.
  • West Ramp Areas of Base Protected From New Station

    Fire fighters at Holloman Air Force Base, six miles west of Alamogordo, N.M., are settling into a new crash and fire rescue station recently constructed through a contract between the Corps and Anthony & Gordon Construction Co, Inc.