PHOTO DRIVE VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Please read carefully as there are some changes from previous years!

There are 31 excellent photos to choose from this year.

To reduce the amount of scrolling you’ll have to do and make it easier to view them all, they are displayed on two webpages. You are currently viewing page 2, which features photos 16-31. Page 1 displays photos 1-15. To access page 1, click here.

To View a Photo: To view any of the photos below in a larger size, click on either the photo or the photo number below the photo. Both links go to the same place - a larger view of the photo. 

Select up to three (3) photos of the 31 entered to vote for. Please view all of the photos on both pages to make sure you didn't miss any of them! You do not have to vote for three photos; however, you may NOT vote for MORE THAN three (3) photos total.  

To Vote: Click the “Click here to vote” link below. In the email that pops up, type in the numbers of your choices in the email body and click “send.” You will shortly receive an email confirming your vote has been received. The votes will be tallied and the winners will be revealed in the April 2024 issue of the Rip Rap. Please note that voting is restricted to Albuquerque District employees and retirees.

Votes will be accepted until Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

There will be FOUR (4) winners: First, Second, and Third Place will be awarded based on the number of votes each photo receives.

The fourth will be the “Commander's Award.” Lt. Col. Hansbrough will choose his selection from among the 31 photo submissions. His decision will be based on the photo which best epitomizes the Corps’ mission, and is creative and artistically expressive.

If you are a photographer and see something that needs to be corrected in the caption(s) of your photo(s), please contact Lisa Lockyear via email: cespa-pa@usace.army.milIf you experience any technical difficulties, issues in voting, or have any other questions about the photo drive, please contact Lisa Lockyear at the email above. Note: if you have any issues with the link below, you can still vote by sending an email with your 3 choices to the email above.

Voting ends Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 12:00 pm

Click here to VOTE

Rock scalers secure mesh draping that will protect the construction team during the installation of a pipeline on the Farmers Acequia project near Farmington, NM, Jan. 15, 2024. The photo was taken from the Farmers Acequia access road.

Photo 16 - Farmers Acequia Project

Rock scalers secure mesh draping that will protect the construction team during the installation of a pipeline on the Farmers Acequia project near Farmington, NM, Jan. 15, 2024. The photo was taken from the Farmers Acequia access road.

Gageby Creek overflows across County Road JJ at John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, July 21, 2023.

Photo 20 – Flooded Passageway

Gageby Creek overflows across County Road JJ at John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, July 21, 2023.

Rockets and missiles on exhibit in the outdoor park of the White Sands Missile Range museum, Jan. 25, 2024.

Photo 24 – WSMR Museum

Rockets and missiles on exhibit in the outdoor park of the White Sands Missile Range museum, Jan. 25, 2024.

USACE-Albuquerque District maintenance staff perform water quality sampling at Trinidad Lake, Nov. 15, 2023.

Photo 28 – Water Quality Testing

USACE-Albuquerque District maintenance staff perform water quality sampling at Trinidad Lake, Nov. 15, 2023.

Emergency manager Karyn Matthews attends sandbag and HECSO training in Wilmington, N.C., April 19, 2023.

Photo 17 - HESCO Training

Emergency manager Karyn Matthews attends sandbag and HECSO training in Wilmington, N.C., April 19, 2023.

Mike Mills, chief of the district’s Geotechnical Engineering Section, inspects the conduit intake tower at Abiquiu Lake, N.M., Dec. 7, 2023.

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Mike Mills, chief of the district’s Geotechnical Engineering Section, inspects the conduit intake tower at Abiquiu Lake, N.M., Dec. 7, 2023.

 

Photo 25 – Tree in Lahaina

This photo has been removed from the photo drive at the photographer's request. 

A female Greater Roadrunner perches high in a tree on the South Shore of John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, for a better vantage point, Jan. 2, 2024. Greater Roadrunners can be found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

Photo 29 - Roadrunner in a Tree

A female Greater Roadrunner perches high in a tree on the South Shore of John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, for a better vantage point, Jan. 2, 2024. Greater Roadrunners can be found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

A rare view of water flowing through the Jemez Canyon Dam outlet works, near Rio Rancho, N.M., June 16, 2023.

Photo 18 - Flows at Jemez Canyon Dam

A rare view of water flowing through the Jemez Canyon Dam outlet works, near Rio Rancho, N.M., June 16, 2023.

A view of the Brennan (project contractor) floating plant and barge excavator at sunset from the dam crest of John Martin Dam, Colorado, Nov. 29, 2023.

Photo 22 – John Martin Dredging at Sunset

A view of the Brennan (project contractor) floating plant and barge excavator at sunset from the dam crest of John Martin Dam, Colorado, Nov. 29, 2023.

A Texas Horned Lizard attempts to blend into its surroundings near John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, July 13, 2023. Texas Horned Lizards range from Colorado and Kansas down to Northern Mexico.

Photo 26 - Texas Horned Lizard

A Texas Horned Lizard attempts to blend into its surroundings near John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, July 13, 2023. Texas Horned Lizards range from Colorado and Kansas down to Northern Mexico.

The American and USACE flags fly in the breeze in front of the Albuquerque District’s Office in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 15, 2024.

Photo 30 - Flags

The American and USACE flags fly in the breeze in front of the Albuquerque District’s Office in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 15, 2024.

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Conchas Dam as seen from the Conchas Lodge, Feb. 27, 2024.

Photo 19 - Conchas Dam 

Conchas Dam as seen from the Conchas Lodge, Feb. 27, 2024.

A female eastern collared lizard in an alerted stance, at John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, July 20, 2023. Collared lizards are most known for their ability to run on their hind leg and are commonly found in the south-central United States and Mexico.

Photo 23 - Alerted Eastern Collared Lizard

A female eastern collared lizard in an alerted stance, at John Martin Reservoir, Colorado, July 20, 2023. Collared lizards are most known for their ability to run on their hind leg and are commonly found in the south-central United States and Mexico.

 

Lightning strikes near Conchas Dam, N.M., during an unexpected thunderstorm, summer 2023.

Photo 27 - Conchas Lightning Strike

Lightning strikes near Conchas Dam, N.M., during an unexpected thunderstorm, summer 2023.

A USACE snowman poses for the camera in Tijeras, N.M., Feb. 10, 2024.

Photo 31 – USACE Snowman

A USACE snowman poses for the camera in Tijeras, N.M., Feb. 10, 2024.