New England News Releases

USACE hosts open house August 1 in Oxford, Mass., for Hodges Village Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house August 1, 2024, in Oxford, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1976 Hodges Village Dam Master Plan for the Hodges...
USACE hosts open house July 31 in Monson, Mass., for Conant Brook Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 31, 2024, in Monson, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1998 Conant Brook Dam Master Plan for the Conant...
USACE hosts open house July 30 in Uxbridge, Mass., for West Hill Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 30, 2024, in Uxbridge, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 2011 West Hill Dam Master Plan for the West Hill...

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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.
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

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...
Connor Foster is continuing his journey and career where it all began
7/15/2024 UPDATED
After spending a summer as a student intern with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District in 2023, Connor Foster was hooked and decided to take his career further and join the Buffalo...
Energy experts converge for annual energy efficiency workshop
7/11/2024
This year’s workshop emphasized the benefits of collaboration between the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...

Feature Stories

President’s FY16 budget would keep Corps of Engineers in New England operating at normal levels

Published March 4, 2015
Woonsocket Dam in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

The budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the Woonsocket Flood Risk Management project in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 for Corps of Engineers Civil Works, the Corps’ New England District looks forward to continued normal operations and funding in fiscal year 2016.

In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding the operations and maintenance of the eight Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and the Stamford Hurricane Barrier, and proposes $700,000 for a feasibility study for Fairfield and New Haven counties flooding, and $700,000 for a feasibility study of New Haven Harbor deepening. It also provides funds for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Massachusetts, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 12 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, the Cape Cod Canal and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier.

Additionally, the budget proposes $1.8 million for preconstruction engineering and design of the Boston Harbor Deepening project, $500,000 for preparation of plans and specifications for maintenance of the Weymouth-Fore River project, and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In New Hampshire, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the six Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works.

In Vermont, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the five Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, funding for inspection of completed works, and funding for the Narrows in Lake Champlain (New York District).

In Rhode Island, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and Woonsocket Flood Risk Management projects, $350,000 in funding for maintenance of the Block Island Harbor of Refuge, and $350,000 in funding for maintenance of the Great Salt Pond in Block Island, as well as funding for project condition surveys, and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Maine, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of disposal area monitoring, inspection of completed works and environmental projects, project condition surveys and surveillance of northern boundary waters.

Additionally, the District will receive funding from its higher headquarters for Regulatory permitting activities and the Continuing Authorities Program and other work. Projects can be looked up by state.


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