Announcements

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District Recreation Sites Mask Policy

The mask policy at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District recreation sites and facilities is based on local and state-specific guidance and requirements. Visitors to our parks and facilities need to ensure they are following the latest applicable local and state guidance.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume collection of day use recreation fees October 1

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning October 1. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions. 

Coronavirus Information

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To keep up-to-date on the latest coronavirus information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please visit: https://www.usace.army.mil/coronavirus

New England News Releases

USACE announces closure of Hop Brook Lake swimming area due to bacteria levels in water
6/30/2022
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the swimming area at Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury, Connecticut, is closed until further notice. The closure is due to the...
USACE seeks comments on proposed Maine DOT project work in Kennebec River in Waterville
6/22/2022
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Maine Department of Transportation for proposed work in...
North Hartland Lake beach and boat ramp to close August 15 for construction work
6/14/2022
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the beach and boat ramp at North Hartland Lake in Hartland and Hartford, Vermont, will close early this season so a...
Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

Relief wells rehabbed, MR&T efficacy ensured
7/19/2022
A Memphis District Project Delivery Team recently completed work to rehabilitate 84 existing relief wells in Crittenden County, Arkansas.“Relief wells significantly reduce the likelihood of a levee...
Storage reservoirs reliable source of water supply
6/30/2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2022) – The system of dams and reservoirs in the Cumberland River Basin provide flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, navigation channels, and recreation benefits. It...
Restoring bird habitats while sustaining ours
8/10/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division is collaborating with other agencies and organizations on dredging and beneficial use projects. The projects involve dredging critical...

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Photos

Rat Race participants paddle down the Miller River.  Tully Lake and Birch Hill Dam performed water releases for the popular local race.  200 paddlers participated and 500 spectators watched the event.
Clean up work at the Hatheway & Patterson Superfun site in Foxborough/Mansfield, Massachusetts, December 6, 2009.  The completed project was recently taken off the EPA's National Priorities List.
Cape Cod Canal Park Ranger Elisa Carey hosts a leaf presentation for the Junior Ranger Program.
West Hill Dam Park Rangers Ron Woodall and Viola Bramel speak to a student during a local fair.  West Hill Dam Junior Rangers who visit Corps Educational Booths or attend interpretative programs at the dam receive credit towards graduation.
Siberian Husky team running in the Fun Run at Franklin Falls Dam.
Aerial View of the restoration work at Bird Island in Massachusetts.
Engineers Week 2017
The New England District Ranger Color Guard pass over the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts during the town’s Patriot’s Day  parade, April 17, 2017.
Dredging operations at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.
Cleanup at the Elizabeth Mine Superfund Project in November 2009.