New England News Releases

USACE seeks comments on proposed work in freshwater wetlands, tributaries in Rumford, Maine
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Twin Energy LLC in Cohasset, Massachusetts, for proposed work...
USACE hosts ceremony to mark completion of $38 million final phase of Muddy River FRM project
11/29/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the Duck House on Agassiz Road in Boston to mark the completion of Phase 2 of the Muddy River Flood Risk...
USACE and Muddy River FRM partners host ribbon-cutting event to mark Phase 2 completion
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Nov. 29, 2023, to mark the completion of Phase 2 of the Muddy River Flood Risk...

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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.
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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

ERDC program aims to geospatially map complex, rapidly changing cold regions terrain
The U.S. Army Engineer and Research Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) recently hosted a defense resiliency program meeting in Hanover, New Hampshire,...
Korean military turns over final Pyeongtaek construction project to Army engineers in the U.S. military’s 16-year relocation effort
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Louisville VA Medical Center reaches “Topping Out” milestone
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Feature Stories

North Country Mushers Host Fun Run at Profile Falls, Franklin Falls Dam

USACE, New England District
Published May 11, 2018
Siberian Husky team running in the Fun Run at Franklin Falls Dam.

Siberian Husky team running in the Fun Run at Franklin Falls Dam.

On March 18, 18 sled dog teams attended the annual Winter Warriors Fun Run Sled Dog Race at Profile Falls, Franklin Falls Dam in Bristol, New Hampshire. This is an annual race that started back in 2008 and on average 10-18 teams attend every year. Mushing is a sport using a sled that is powered by a team of dogs. This is a very popular sport for Profile Falls due to the trail conditions. The trails are groomed well and are wide enough for teams to pass one another safely.  They also provide for an easy start/finish line as well as a nice turn around loop for the teams.  The fun run’s aim is to get new people into the sport as well as to promote a fun get-together for those who love the sport.

On the day of the event, each team is assigned a starting order which corresponds to their bib number. Teams line up individually at the start gate and once one team takes off the next team has two minutes to ready their dogs at the start line before they take off for the race. The two minute interval between each team gives enough time for each to run the trail safely without interfering with another team’s run.   The finishing order and winner is determined by the overall trail time for their team. In keeping with the fun run theme, there are also fun class races for senior dogs, puppy teams and a shorter run for mushers that are children.

Following the race, the winners were announced, and the teams and spectators got together to socialize.  It was a perfect ending to a great event.

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