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  • August

    Albuquerque District participates in riparian rehabilitation workshop at Cochiti Dam

    Biologists and natural resources managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, participated in a hands-on riparian construction workshop at the Corps of Engineers Cochiti Lake and Dam recently.
  • 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.
  • November

    District Hosts Regional Water Manager Community of Practice Meeting

    The Albuquerque District hosted the 2014 South Pacific Division Hydrology & Hydraulics and Reservoir Control Community of Practice meeting Oct. 28-30.
  • August

    Trekking Down the River: The Rio Grande Expedition

    In mid-June, an expeditionary team from Austin, Texas, set out to tell the story, “The Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition, 1900 Miles From Source to Sea.”
  • 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.
  • May

    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.
  • 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.
  • December

    Division’s First OCA Held at Cochiti Dam

    The first Operation Condition Assessment (OCA) in the South Pacific Division (SPD) took place the week of Oct. 8 at the Corps’ Cochiti Dam project, located about 50 miles north of Albuquerque.
  • November

    Cochiti Dam Selected for Maintenance Management Review

    Jacobs Engineering, an independent contractor, was hired in 2011 to complete an assessment of the Corps’ Facility Equipment Maintenance (FEM) National Utilization Plan. According to best practices cited by Jacobs, an organization should be spending 4.8 percent of its budget on maintenance. Right now, the Corps spends about 0.2 percent. As a result of the assessment, Michael Ensch, chief of operations, Directorate of Civil Works, Headquarters, issued a national memorandum concerning the development of a maintenance management strategy. The memorandum detailed the creation of eight pilot studies, one for each of the Corps’ eight divisions, to be completed by November 2012.
  • August

    Commission Hears from Those in District who Focus on Reducing Risks from Flooding

    The Emergency Manager for Sandoval County, N.M., Assistant Fire Chief David Bervin, approached the District to provide a presentation to the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission about Cochiti Dam.