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Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District to learn about the Moose Creek Dam Barrier Wall Modification Project from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Chena Lake Recreation Area in North Pole, Alaska. Meet the team, see the construction underway, engage in kids activities and more while visiting informational booths staffed by the Alaska District and Fairbanks North Star Borough!
When days become longer and temperatures get warmer in the interior region of the state near Fairbanks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District uses snow survey data to forecast potential flood conditions on the Chena River during the spring breakup season.
A newly installed boiler provides heat to a composite building on King Salmon Air Force Station in Alaska. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District worked with the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron to improve efficiency by equipping facilities with individual heating systems with the eventual goal of decommissioning the installation’s existing central steam plant.
Across the vast state of Alaska, small parcels of federal land host buildings used by the Alaska Army National Guard after World War II and during the Cold War. Now that these properties are no longer needed by the military, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is working to transfer the land and associated improvements to local communities, which in many instances are native villages in critical need of additional housing and community facilities.

News Releases

Construction projects close recreation areas at the Chena Project
5/20/2022 UPDATED
Two recreation areas will be temporarily closed to visitors while construction efforts are underway at the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project in North Pole...
USACE monitors flood risk from breakup conditions in Chena River basin after record snowpack
5/19/2022 UPDATED
When days become longer and temperatures get warmer in the interior region of the state near Fairbanks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District uses snow survey data to forecast potential...
USACE seeks public comment on dredging in Anchorage Harbor
5/19/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District prepared a new environmental assessment for maintenance dredging at the Anchorage Harbor and encourages public comment on the draft document...
Army engineers upgrade heating system at remote air base in Alaska
5/6/2022 UPDATED
Something not often thought about is how buildings are heated on military installations in Alaska – that is, until the system breaks. At King Salmon Air Force Station, a central steam plant has kept...
National Guard armories find new purpose on Last Frontier
4/15/2022 UPDATED
Across the vast state of Alaska, small parcels of federal land host buildings used by the Alaska Army National Guard after World War II and during the Cold War. Now that these properties are no longer...
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Alaska District Photos

Senior leaders for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District pause to view the face of the newly constructed long range discrimination radar during a tour of the mission control facility on Dec. 6 at Clear Space Force Station in Alaska.
Workers pour the foundation for the mission control facility of the long range discrimination radar on Aug. 28, 2018 at Clear Space Force Station in Alaska.
Justin Kerwin, senior park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District, welcomes students on Aug. 5 to the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project near North Pole, Alaska.
An individual peers into an abandoned military structure on Annette Island. Starting in 1940, the military and other federal agencies used the island for various purposes, leaving structures and debris behind as the land changed hands.
Waves batter the shoreline as crews work to repair the seawall at Cape Lisburne on Aug. 4, 2019.
Col. Damon Delarosa, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District commander, visits participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) operations facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
View looking down the tramway from the upper camp to the lower camp at the Cape Prominence Formerly Used Defense Site, an award-winning environmental cleanup project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District.
Members of the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia participate in a turnover ceremony for the Sainshand kindergarten on Sept. 18, 2020, in the Dornogovi Province of Mongolia.
The Westport, a red and white hopper dredge operated by Manson Construction, dredges near the Port of Alaska on April 3, 2019.
The Moose Creek Dam regulates stream flow on the Chena River to prevent flooding due to ice jams on April 27 near North Pole.
BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Alaska District completed maintenance dredging in Homer  in the U.S. Coast Guard berth of the harbor.