LOUISVILLE, Ky. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s McAlpine Locks and Dam project was recognized with two awards presented by The National Weather Service during a ceremony held at the project’s facility in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30, 2023.
“It’s an honor to be here today celebrating two important milestones: 75 continuous years of weather observations and over 100 years of hydrological observations. Both observations serve as key components to the engineering success on the Ohio River System,” said Waylon Humphrey USACE Operations Division chief. “I want to thank the Louisville National Weather Service for not only presenting this recognition, but for their continued partnership as we work together to achieve our common goals.”
McAlpine Locks and Dam was awarded the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Honored Institution Award for 75 years of Weather Observations in cooperation with the National Weather Service" and the "World Meteorological Organization Award for more than 100 years of Hydrological Observations."
John Gordon, Chief Meteorologist of the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Louisville, along with other NWS staff, presented the awards to Louisville District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Guillermo Guandique and Humphrey at the project office.
“191 years of data at McAlpine. The folks here are easy to work with, great attention to details, answer all our questions and are very accommodating. We are thankful for the good work that has been done by the Corps.” Gordon said. “We are very thankful to honor 191 years here.”
For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Public Affairs Office at (502) 315-6767.
Release no. 23-023