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  • 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.
  • USACE, Girl Scouts and AMAFCA Join Forces to Create New Habitats for Burrowing Owls

    On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, eight members of Girl Scout Troop 35 arrived at the Calabacillas Arroyo to help the Corps of Engineers and AMAFCA build habitat for burrowing owls.
  • 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.
  • Agencies Collaborate to Save Culvert, Road and Money

    The 2012 monsoonal rain season brought runoff which carred debris, choking the culvert under Galisteo Dam's access road. Safety concerns prompted the District to save the road. However the necessary fix wasn’t going to be cheap, especially in this era of budget belt-tightening.
  • September

    Albuquerque the Interview: Ondrea Hummel

    Albuquerque the Interview: up close and personal with our leaders and difference-makers. Ondrea Hummel: This ecologist has been caring for the bosque for so long, it’s practically her second office.
  • 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.
  • A Community Perspective on the Corps’ Acequia Rehabilitation Program

    In recent years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has used its authority under the Acequia Rehabilitation Program of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to work with the communities, the State of New Mexico and other federal agencies to upgrade many acequias, including downstream of Santa Rosa, N.M., on the Pecos River.
  • August

    New South Pacific Commander Visits Albuquerque District

    The Albuquerque District was honored to host the new Commander of the South Pacific Division, Col. C. David Turner, July 29-31, 2013. The purpose of this visit was for Col. Turner to meet members of the Albuquerque team, stakeholders and partners, and familiarize himself with the unique mission and projects of the District.
  • July

    Middle East Meets West: The Ebb and Flow of International Water Management

    On July 3, the Cochiti Project office, Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, had the honor of hosting water managers from various countries in the Middle East. The visiting managers represented the countries of Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen.
  • Corps Helps the Return of Stolen Navajo Nation Artifacts

    On July 9, the Corps of Engineers repatriated a large cache of sacred artifacts to the Navajo Nation. This is the first time in the history of the Omaha District, with some assistance from the Albuquerque District, that the return of artifacts to a tribal nation has occurred under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA).