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  • Construction projects close recreation areas at the Chena Project

    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

    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.
  • USACE seeks public comment on dredging in Anchorage Harbor

    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

    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 the heat running since the Cold War. But, as the years have gone on, the job of keeping it operational has become increasingly difficult.
  • National Guard armories find new purpose on Last Frontier

    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.
  • District welcomes new deputy chief of Regulatory Division

    Sara Longan assumed duties as the deputy chief of the Regulatory Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District in January.
  • Army’s deputy for civil works tours newly funded projects, emphasizes tribal partnerships in Alaska

    On the flat and frozen sea ice, a furry beast hoists itself onto two hind legs. Its black nose and beady eyes stare down observers a few hundred yards away, while its white fur camouflages against the Arctic landscape. Moments later, the creature turns and scurries off toward the horizon. Members of the traveling party with Jaime Pinkham, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, witnessed this polar bear encounter near the community of Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, while touring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Barrow Coastal Erosion Project. During the week of Feb. 21, the dignitary visited several civil works projects in the state that were recently funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. In total, this congressionally authorized funding will provide nearly $1 billion for civil works construction in Alaska.
  • Army engineers promote STEM education, careers during Engineers Week in Alaska

    Armed with toothpicks and marshmallows, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District conducted outreach events at four Anchorage schools to mark National Engineers Week from Feb. 20 to 26. The annual observance is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers.
  • Winter recreation thrives at flood control project in Far North

    As the cold wind blew and snow started to cover the landscape, the water that flowed through the Moose Creek Dam became stagnant. The freeze over at the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project was a clear sign that the icy grip of winter had taken hold and would last for months to come.
  • Corps hosts virtual public meeting for Port of Nome expansion project

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will host a virtual community information meeting Wednesday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alaska Standard Time via WebEx for anyone interested in learning about the Port of Nome Modification Project.