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Archive: August, 2013
  • August

    Corps takes on recovery role after Yukon River flood disaster

    While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assisting with the short-term needs of communities affected by spring flooding along the Yukon River, it is also taking steps to mitigate future risk.Alakanuk, Circle, Eagle, Emmonak, Fort Yukon, Galena and Hughes flooded when ice jams created rising waters, which destroyed buildings and caused residents to
  • Corps employee shaped by small town in Alaska, Russian-folk dancing

    While serving as a steward of the environment, it has been Sitka, Alaska, that has shaped the Linda Speerstra of today through its fisheries, wetlands and Russian-folk dances.
  • Mooring points, small projects yield big rewards in rural Alaska

    Pipes and chains sticking out of the ground are hardly a flashy engineering feat, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is frugally designing and quickly delivering mooring points to some of Alaska’s most rural communities located on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Since its inception, the project offers strong potential for major transportation, environmental and economic benefits.