Archive: April, 2016
  • April

    Flood simulation promotes agency coordination

    On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District participated in a tabletop exercise to improve emergency planning related to flood risk in the Louisville Metro community. The exercise, planned and hosted by the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, simulated a levee breach of the Louisville Metro levee system, assuming river levels equivalent to the Great Flood of 1937, the current flood of record.
  • Kingsolver Elementary designed for green, innovative learning

    Students at the new Kingsolver Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, will have the unique opportunity to learn about sustainability from the building around them. Every aspect of the new 115,000 square-foot school was designed with green features in mind—from energy dashboards that allow students to see how much water or energy their class is using to a composter that turns kitchen trash into plant food.
  • Honolulu Army Reserve Center project to get new roof

    Later this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin replacing the 30,000-square-foot roof on Turner Hall at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 9th Mission Support Command.
  • Corps continues rehab work at Rough River Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is continuing work on the Dam Safety Rehabilitation project at Rough River Lake, Falls of Rough, Kentucky. Repairs are necessary to ensure the dam continues to function as it was designed.
  • Salamonie River Watershed Group wins award

    The Salamonie River Watershed Group received the Outstanding Lake Association Award from the Indiana Lakes Management Society for outstanding work to improve the Salamonie River watershed and the water quality in Salamonie Lake. Project Manager John Scheiber was recognized for his contribution to the effort. The award acknowledges Scheiber’s contribution and commends the group’s progress in improving water quality, soil health, agricultural sustainability and agricultural productivity.
  • Olmsted project is test site for AIS navigation aids

    The Olmsted Locks and Dam project, Olmsted, Illinois, is participating in the next wave of testing aids to navigation being transmitted by Automatic Identification System (AIS).
  • What’s “growing on” at McAlpine Locks and Dam?

    Plans are in place to improve and provide habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators on nearly 12 acres of land within the Falls of the Ohio Wildlife Conservation Area and McAlpine Locks and Dam on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky.