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  • October

    Corps’ Contractor Receives Rich G. Levad Award

    Duane Nelson, a Corps’ contractor at John Martin Dam and Reservoir, received the Rich G. Levad Award Aug. 25 from members of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) near Barr Lake, Colo.
  • April

    Colorado to be Next Focus of Rio Grande Basin Partnering Meeting

    The Corps shares concern with others about the Rio Grande Basin and its tributaries, as it faces multiple environmental problems like ecosystem degradation, competing demands for minimal resources, timing and delivery of water into and through the basin and water quality, as well as climate changes. To discuss solutions, the agency has joined representatives from federal, state, local and tribal entities across Texas, New Mexico and Colorado to review technical, professional and public concerns during ‘stakeholder’ meetings.
  • February

    Corps Helps Creek Regain Its Curves

    Approximately 50 years ago, a creek blew out during a storm on a Colorado man’s property in the San Luis Valley, just south of Poncha Pass, and started to realign itself. At the time, the landowner saw an opportunity to straighten about a mile of the creek, and he intervened. However, in a few years, the creek turned into a ditch and remained that way until recently.
  • August

    Post Fire, Corps Helps Town Protect Water Supply

    The people in the town of Raton, N.M., know that a wildfire’s effects don’t end when the last smoldering ember is extinguished. The “Track Fire” originated June 12 on the northern outskirts of Raton and quickly got out of control. It eventually burned almost 27,800 acres, thousands of trees and much of the ground-cover vegetation of the watershed around Lake Maloya in Sugarite Canyon, which straddles the New Mexico-Colorado border.
  • March

    District Hosts Meeting to Discuss Rio Grande

    More than 80 Rio Grande stakeholders met at the District headquarters Feb. 18 to discuss urbanization issues and possible projects associated with the Rio Grande, referred to by some as the “spine of New Mexico.”