New England News Releases

USACE reminds visitors to practice water safety
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...
USACE’s swim beach at Otter Brook Lake permanently closed
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the swim beach at Otter Brook Lake in Keene and Roxbury, N.H., is permanently closed and will not be open to the public when...
USACE hosts open house May 2 in Mansfield Center, Conn., for Mansfield Hollow Lake Master Plan revision
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house May 2, 2024, in Mansfield Center, Conn., to kick off a process to revise the 1979 Mansfield Hollow Lake Master Plan for...

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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

Cornerstone of USAF Aquatic Training
On a clear, blue-sky Texan day, personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division and Fort Worth District, joined with their customers from Joint Base San Antonio and the Air...
USACE Planning and Policy Chief Receives Coastal Summit Award
In a ceremony held at the Hart Senate Office Building, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Director of Planning and Policy, Eric Bush, was presented with the American Shore & Beach Preservation...
Sacramento District public affairs officers place in Kassner competition
4/4/2024 UPDATED
Three public affairs specialists at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District placed in the Herbert A. Kassner Communication Awards Competition this year. The Kassner competition is conducted...

Feature Stories

Author: Ann Marie R. Harvie
  • April

    Housatonic River dredging finished early

    The New England District team and its contractor, Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company, LLC of Quincy, Massachusetts, completed dredging a portion of the Housatonic River Federal Channel in Connecticut two months ahead of schedule.  The project, originally estimated to cost $9.3 million, came in under budget.  The state of Connecticut is
  • February

    Nantasket Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project is set to begin

    A seawall at Nantasket Beach will have its center section fortified as part of the Nantasket Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project in Hull, Massachusetts.  George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc., of Windham, New Hampshire will do the work under a $2,696,200 contract.  “The project consists of installing an approximately 2,200-linear-foot stone
  • West Hill Dam Rangers host young and old on Animal Trek

    Several families, Scouts from Douglas, Massachusetts, advanced Junior Rangers and volunteers joined the West Hill Dam team for an animal trek held at the project site in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, Jan. 14.  The Animal Trek is one of West Hill Dam’s many interpretive programs the team holds throughout the year.Participants young and old grabbed their

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