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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Headquarters Tribal Liaison Visits District and Local Tribal Leaders

    Recently the District was honored to have the new Corps’ Senior Tribal Liaison, Lisa Morales, visit. While in the District, Morales and Dr. Ron Kneebone, Albuquerque District tribal liaison, met with representatives from five Native American Tribes within the District’s Area of Responsibility.
  • 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.
  • April

    Maj. Gen. Cox, Mr. Joe Calcara Meet with Albuquerque District Stakeholders in Northern New Mexico

    Senior leaders from the USACE headquarters and the Albuquerque District toured the flood and wildfire damaged lands on the Santa Clara Pueblo, March 27, 2014.
  • Local Girl Scout Troup Receives Badges for Joint Collaboration with USACE/AMAFCA

    District Commander Lt. Col. Gant and Kurt Wagener, field engineer for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), presented two merit badges to Girl Scout Troop #35, March 22, 2014. The girls had helped the Corps and AMAFCA with an ecosystem project, creating burrowing owl habitats.
  • March

    Seining for ‘Silver’ in the Rio Grande

    How Rio Grande silvery minnows are counted is examined in this article as well as implications if it is not an accurate count.
  • 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.
  • Regulator Receives Earth Science Achievement Award

    On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, Marcy Leavitt, branch chief of the Texas/New Mexico Regulatory Division in the District, was the recipient of the 2014 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Award.
  • January

    2014 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards

    The winners of the 2014 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards were recently announced. This year the awards will go to Marcy L. Leavitt of the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of public service and public policy in New Mexico, and to Dr. David S. Gutzler of the University of New Mexico for outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of applied science and education in New Mexico.