New England News Releases

USACE to hold public meetings to share details of Connecticut River hydrilla project
5/28/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today it will be conducting a research and demonstration project to better understand and control the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla...
Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury closes swimming area following excessive rainfall
5/24/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the swimming area at Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury, Conn., will be closed until further notice.The closure is a precautionary...
USACE reminds visitors to practice water safety
5/10/2024
As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and...

Top Rotator

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

Huntsville Center, AAMU partnership enhances students’ opportunities
5/15/2024
A “refreshed” partnership agreement with the University’s Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, originally established in 2003, provides a collaboration aimed at promoting diversity while...
USACE Construction Management Unveils Innovative Lab at Workshop
5/28/2024
More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals experienced innovative technology as the Construction Management Community of Practice unveiled their new lab at a workshop, held at the Kansas...
It could have been so much worse: How the Pittsburgh District prevented six feet of water from reaching downtown
5/24/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District faced back-to-back high-water events due to heavy rains in April, holding back an estimated six feet of flooding from reaching the Point of...

Feature Stories

  • November

    New England District completes Bucks Harbor waterline

    The waterline project at the Bucks Harbor Former Air Force Tracking Station (AFRTS) in Machiasport, Maine is complete and bringing clean drinking water to the residents living along Howard Mountain thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District the Downeast Correctional Facility (DCF) and the Maine Department of Environmental
  • September

    ROTC Cadet spends internship at New England District

    Some college students look forward to a relaxing summer away from studies and hanging out with friends and having fun.  Cadet Leo Puntillo, a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Minnesota had other, more productive plans.  ROTC prepares college students to become officers in the U.S. Armed Forces. ROTC students can
  • July

    USACE Team fights floods in New England

                  Torrential downpours in mid-July inundated New England with massive amounts of rainfall.  Vermont and New Hampshire received the largest impacts and the water levels rose behind all of the USACE dams in the Upper Connecticut River Basin.              During this storm, at their peaks, the seven USACE dams in the Upper Connecticut

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