US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

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  • April

    Albuquerque District holds sandbag training in Colorado

    Approximately 100 community members from Walsenburg, Colo., gathered for a class on sandbagging held by District employees, April 6, 2019.
  • November

    Focus on Regulatory: Box Creek Reservoir

    The Southern Colorado Regulatory Branch has been evaluating a request by the city of Aurora for an approved jurisdictional determination. The request is for an approximate 1,388-acre site known as the historic Hallenbeck Ranch.
  • May

    Dam Building 101

    District staff from several project offices participated in the Third Annual Trinidad Water Festival, where approximately 1,700 Las Animas County students and teachers turned out to learn about water’s importance and local and regional water issues.
  • June

    Keeping Kids Safe Cruisin’ Into Summer

    Employees from the District’s John Martin Reservoir participated in the 9th Annual Cruisin’ Into Summer and Keep Kids Safe Fair June 1, 2013, in Rocky Ford, Colo. The staff was on hand providing water safety tips and handing out water safety materials to the more than 550 children and adults who stopped by the District's booth.
  • May

    District Employees Discuss Dams, Water with Students at Water Festival

    Employees from the Albuquerque Districts’ Trinidad Lake Recreation Area joined more than 40 presenters at the second annual Water Festival at Trinidad State Junior College May 16, 2013.
  • Students ‘Discover Water’ in Pueblo, Colo.

    Corps employees from John Martin Reservoir presented water safety classes to elementary school students attending the annual Discovering Water in Pueblo event May 7, 2013, at the Colorado State University - Pueblo campus.
  • 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.
  • Volunteers Improve Lands Managed by the Corps

    Volunteers arrived at the Albuquerque District’s lake and dam locations to help with improvement projects as part of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Sept. 29.
  • October

    District Assesses Dams for Risk Management, Safety

    In 2005, the Corps overhauled how it looks at dams from a solely standards-based approach to a dam safety portfolio risk management approach, according to Suzi Hess-Brittelle, geologist and the District’s dam safety program manager.
  • 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.