Who We Are

New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works and military program responsibilities in a 66,000-square-mile region encompassing the six New England states east of the Lake Champlain drainage basin.

The region has:

  • 6,100 miles of coastline
  • 171 harbors with Corps improvements
  • 13 deep draft commercial waterways
  • 13 major river basins
  • thousands of miles of rivers and streams

The District employs about 500 professional civilian employees, with several military officers serving in key management positions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is stationed at the Concord, Mass., headquarters, while the others serve at Corps projets and area offices throughout the region.

The missions of the New England District are many and varied. They include:

  • Environmental restoration and stewardship
  • Flood damage reduction
  • Natural resource and recreation management
  • Streambank and shoreline protection
  • Navigation improvements and maintenance
  • Disaster assistance
  • Regulatory program
  • Engineering and construction management support to other agencies
  • Support to military


Latest News Releases

Connecticut Department of Transportation seeks Corps permit to place fill to widen I-84 in Waterbury, Cheshire

CONCORD, Mass. –The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with work on Interstate 84 in Waterbury and Cheshire, Conn. The project purpose is to
Published: 4/15/2014

Massachusetts Department of Transportation seeks permit to place fill for bridge replacement in Williamstown

CONCORD, Mass. – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division (MassDOT), is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with replacing a bridge in Williamstown, Mass. MassDOT is proposing the
Published: 4/15/2014

Corps supports rafters on Westfield River with Littleville, Knightville dam white water releases in Huntington

CONCORD, Mass. – Controlled releases of water will be made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, from Knightville Dam and Littleville Lake Dam in Huntington, Mass., on April 19-20, 2014 to provide adequate river flows for recreational canoeing, kayaking and rafting, according to
Published: 4/11/2014

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