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.
  • February

    District Helps Students Cultivate Interest in STEM Subjects

    This year’s Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad took place at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center, Saturday, Jan. 31. District employees have participated in the Science Olympiad as judges and volunteers since 2013 and this year was no exception.
  • October

    Searching for the Elusive, Endangered Silvery Minnow

    District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Maj. Jason Melchior, deputy district commander, joined other District employees and SWCA Environmental Consultants in their search for silvery minnow. On Oct. 20, 2014, they visited the Rio Grande Nature Center, one of the restoration sites the District is monitoring along the Rio Grande.
  • Birds of Paradise

    People racking up the bird-watcher’s “big year” don’t cross the country to spot the American crow along the Río Grande, but these birds illustrate one of the main reasons that area birders flock to the Corrales bosque: the abundance.
  • Cochiti Rangers to the Rescue

    The Corps park rangers at Cochiti Lake had an unusual encounter of the canine kind Oct. 28, when they rescued two dogs, an elderly yellow lab and a younger mixed breed that looked similar to a Border Collie.
  • Corps Booth Helps Girl Scouts Learn About STEM

    The District had a booth at the 2014 Girl Scouts STEM Camporee Sept. 13, 2014, where more than 700 Scouts learned more about endangered species, how and why dams are built, and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) safety.
  • Santa Clara Pueblo and the Corps of Engineers: A Working Partnership between Two Nations

    "The partnership between USACE and the Santa Clara Pueblo is a fine example of why the Albuquerque District has the strongest Tribal Program in South Pacific Division. Flood Risk Management in the Santa Clara tribal area is incredibly important for the future of the Pueblo,” said Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander, South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • August

    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.
  • June

    Corps Returns Land to Cochiti Pueblo

    In a ceremony during a Corps-Pueblo de Cochiti partnership meeting June 5, 2014, the Corps relinquished land acquired during the construction of Cochiti Dam, returning it to the Pueblo.