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Albuquerque District

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  • October

    Partnership on Flood Damage Reduction Project Recognized

    Phase II of the Southwest Valley Flood Damage Reduction Project received the Mid-Region Council of Governments Board of Directors’ Public Partnership Award.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • July

    Southwest Valley Flood Reduction Project Phase 2C Awarded

    Phase 2C of the Southwest Valley Flood Reduction Project was awarded July 15, 2014. The cost of construction for this Phase is approximately $4,000,000.
  • 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.
  • April

    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.
  • January

    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.
  • 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.