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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host Public Meeting for munitions response proposed plan at the Former Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Meeting Munitions Response Proposed Plan Former Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio
  • USACE provides an update about the Rough River Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District will implement Interim Risk Reduction Measures (IRRM) to ensure life safety and to further protect the integrity of Rough River Dam in Falls of Rough, Kentucky.
  • Investigations into October blasting incident complete

    Investigations into the blasting incident that took place on the Louisville VA Medical Center construction site on Oct. 4, 2022, are complete. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement, and DynoConsult, a third-party consultant retained by the prime contractor Walsh-Turner Joint Venture, each conducted independent investigations to determine the cause of the incident and identify remediation measures for future blasts.
  • Fisherman's Access Trail on Shippingport Island to reopen under restricted Special Use

    Effective immediately the Fisherman’s Access Trail (located along the western bank of Shippingport Island within the Falls of The Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area in Louisville, Kentucky) will reopen, however it will be operated under restricted Special Use. In the interest of public safety, the Fisherman’s Access Trail will be utilized strictly for Special Use with the issuance of a Special Activity Permit.
  • USACE to provide update on Rough River Dam Safety Modification at public meeting Dec. 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, will host an informational public meeting Dec. 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. CST on the Rough River Dam Safety Modification project, as well as the status of the dam.
  • Blasting at Louisville VA Medical Center construction site remains halted

    In response to Tuesday’s blasting incident that took place on the site of the Louisville VA Medical Center, three independent investigations have begun to ascertain the cause or causes that led to the fragments of rock and sediment being dispersed along I-264, “Watterson Expressway,” and onto adjacent properties causing damage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the prime contractor, Walsh-Turner Joint Venture, and the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals are conducting these investigations.
  • Blasting suspended at Louisville VA Medical Center construction site in interest of public safety

    In the interest of public safety, blasting on the site of the Louisville VA Medical Center has been suspended indefinitely following an unforeseen incident at the construction site today. During the blasting as part of earthwork on the site, fragments of sediment and rock landed on I-264, “Watterson Expressway,” and onto adjacent properties causing damage. There were no injuries reported and local law enforcement responded.
  • Louisville District names Ian Mitchell as Engineering Division Chief

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announced today that Mr. Ian Mitchell has been selected to serve as the new Engineering Division Chief for the district effective Sept. 25, 2022.
  • USACE Louisville District supports recovery efforts in eastern Kentucky following severe flooding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in partnership with local, state and federal agencies in response to severe flooding, which impacted eastern Kentucky, July 26-30, 2022. USACE works under the direction of FEMA to support state and local governments in responding to major disasters serving as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support.
  • Buckhorn, Carr Creek dams continue operating as designed, providing flood damage reduction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District continues to monitor the dams at Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn, Kentucky, and Carr Creek Lake, Sassafras, Kentucky, following severe flooding which occurred in eastern Kentucky. The Buckhorn and Carr Creek Dams on the Middle Fork and the North Fork, respectively, of the Kentucky River are currently storing water and providing a reduction to the flooding occurring downstream. The dams are structurally sound and operating as intended.

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