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 projects and area offices throughout the region.

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

  • Environmental restoration and stewardship
  • Flood risk management
  • 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

Corps supports kayakers, rafters on Westfield River with Knightville Dam white water releases in Huntington

CONCORD, Mass. – Controlled releases of water are planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New
Published: 3/27/2015

UPDATED – Muddy River Avenue Louis Pasteur Detour to take place on March 28 and 29

CONCORD, Mass. – Construction activities continue on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood
Published: 3/25/2015

Suffield Academy seeks Corps of Engineers permit to place fill to repair Stiles Road Bridge in Suffield

CONCORD, Mass. – Suffield Academy is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New
Published: 3/24/2015

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