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  • December

    Log Boom to Help Clear Lake of Debris

    In response to the large amount of debris that was flowing into the Corps’ Cochiti Lake from the aftermath of the Las Conchas Fire, the District decided to install 50, 20-foot-long log booms on Nov. 17 to help collect future debris.
  • November

    Collaborative Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    On Oct. 21-22, the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program (MRGESCP) celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a two-day event for the public at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • October

    Corps, Santa Clara Pueblo Sign Historic Agreement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico signed a historic partnership agreement Sept. 21 to conduct a watershed assessment for the Pueblo’s lands in the aftermath of June’s devastating Las Conchas forest fire.
  • Corps Team Provides Expertise for Replacement Project—Per interagency agreement with National Nuclear Security Administration

    Based on an Interagency Agreement with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the District is executing a broad mission of engineering and construction related activities related to the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Project in Los Alamos, N.M.
  • September

    Santa Clara Canyon Debris Removal Turns Perilous

    Abiquiu Lake Operations Manager Dave Dutton visited Santa Clara Canyon to see the progress made by Joseph Lopez and Roger Apodaca, District’s Abiquiu Lake equipment operators, and was astounded. He said there was absolutely no way the Santa Clara Pueblo would be as far up their canyon without the Corps’ help.
  • Tour for Congress Staffers Strengthens Partnerships

    The District had the unique opportunity of collaborating with other federal and state water management agencies to provide a thorough field briefing to New Mexico’s congressional staff members during the week of Aug. 8.
  • August

    Post Fire, Corps Helps Town Protect Water Supply

    The people in the town of Raton, N.M., know that a wildfire’s effects don’t end when the last smoldering ember is extinguished. The “Track Fire” originated June 12 on the northern outskirts of Raton and quickly got out of control. It eventually burned almost 27,800 acres, thousands of trees and much of the ground-cover vegetation of the watershed around Lake Maloya in Sugarite Canyon, which straddles the New Mexico-Colorado border.
  • Abiquiu Project Staff Enjoy Movie Partly Filmed at Site

    Last summer, the District’s staff at Abiquiu Reservoir played host to about 200 people during a two-week span, for filming of parts of “Cowboys and Aliens.”
  • Fish and Fire in the Rio Grande

    You just don’t expect fish to drown, and it is almost counter intuitive that dead fish down in the valley could somehow be the result of a fire high up in the mountains.
  • New Mexico’s Worst Wildfire Contained by Collaboration

    The USDA Forest Service reported Aug. 1 that, after 36 long days, firefighters fully contained the Las Conchas Fire, the largest wildland fire in New Mexico’s recorded history.