Archive: 2017
  • November

    USACE IA Team inspires young interpreter's career plans

    After Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was tasked to assist with inspecting and evaluating the damage to the island’s schools. While inspecting a school in Coamo in the southern part of the island, the Infrastructure Assessment team left a lasting impression on one particular student.
  • October

    Waugoshance remedial investigation underway

    The Louisville District is conducting a remedial investigation to determine the nature and extent of unexploded ordnance that may exist on land and underwater at the former Waugoshance Point Target near Mackinaw City, Michigan.
  • Full Facility Restoration complete at Fort Totten

    An Army Reserve Center project was planned and executed to fully restore an Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) and Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA). The facility was constructed at the 2,100-personnel, Fort Totten Army Reserve Center, Fort Totten, New York, near New York City on Long Island.
  • Air Force Reserve earns kudos at end of year

    In the spring of 2016, the Air Force Reserve asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville
  • Louisville employees support Blue Roof mission in Irma’s wake

    Since Hurricane Irma struck Florida in early September, 31 counties have been declared disaster areas, and Louisville District Corps of Engineers employees have deployed to support the Jacksonville District as they manage the blue roof program for FEMA.
  • Louisville debris experts aid hurricane recovery

    When disaster strikes, the U.S. government responds, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a vital part of that National Response Framework. Now, teams from the Corps are working around the clock to support the recovery from September’s catastrophic hurricanes – Irma, which devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands and parts of Florida, and Maria, which tore through Puerto Rico two weeks later. The Louisville District has taken on the debris removal mission in these areas, coordinating with FEMA and local partners. Twenty-two district employees have deployed to the Caribbean, and more are on the way.
  • Louisville District builds new homes at Rock Island

    Thirty-three new single-family homes are currently under construction along the Mississippi River between the Col. Davenport House and Quarters One. Construction on the subdivision’s 21 three-bedroom and 12 four-bedroom homes started Dec. 1, 2016, and is expected to near completion by spring of next year. The $22.8 million contract includes new underground utilities for the site, new streets, a walking trail, playground, bus stop and basketball court.
  • School in session at Kingsolver Elementary

    On September 14 students, parents and staff at Kingsolver Elementary came together for a much anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new state-of-the-art school at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  • Dam 52 back in business following closures

    After intermittent closures at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks and Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois, the main lock chamber is now back in service and open to navigation traffic.
  • Corps lakes host natural resources events

    Many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, lakes held their annual trash cleanups in
  • Nolin River Lake hosts EcoMeet

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin River lake staff supported an EcoMeet recently where more than 250 fourth grade students came out to the Tailwater at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nolin Lake, Bee Spring, Kentucky, in September. The EcoMeet is an annual program for students to learn about natural resources. Three surrounding counties participated: Edmonson, Grayson and Hart.
  • August

    Gant takes charge of Louisville District

    Col. Antoinette Gant took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in a change of command ceremony July 27, 2017. As commander and district engineer, she provides strategic direction, and command and control for the district’s civil, military and environmental programs.
  • Cannelton lock dewatered for critical repairs

    Repairs are being done on the Cannelton Locks and Dam, on the Ohio River in Indiana. Before work could begin, the 1,200 foot lock chamber had to be dewatered, which involves pumping the water out giving the crew room to work in the nearly-empty chamber. Bulkheads were put into place to keep water out of the chamber at both ends. The miter gates are being inspected and worn out components on the lower gates will be replaced. The work began in June and is expected to continue through the fall of 2017.
  • Miami U. students earn credit at Corps projects

    College students know that volunteering in their chosen career field will improve chances of finding
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building earns top rating for energy and environmental design

    In a ceremony Aug. 3, 2017, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced its fourth building has achieved the rare distinction of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Corps piloting new treatment at Nike C-47

    In July 2017 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District began a pilot study to treat
  • Kiefer wins coveted engineer of the year award

    David Kiefer, Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil engineer and regional technical specialist, has been awarded the national USACE Engineer of the Year Award.
  • June

    Biological phenomenon observed at Nolin River Lake

    On January 3, 2017, Deryck Rodgers, manager, Nolin River Lake, Bee Spring, Kentucky, contacted the Louisville District water quality team to report an ongoing biological event unlike anything previously observed at the lake. What originally appeared to be an oil slick turned out to be millions of tiny animals, scientifically categorized as zooplankton.
  • Josh the Otter program teaches pre-K water safety

    Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Nolin River Lake Ranger Danielle Robertson gave a helping hand May 1, teaching young children and their parents about water safety from a different perspective using a character called Josh the Otter.
  • Mustard agent safely destroyed at Savanna

    A World War II-era munition containing mustard agent was safely destroyed at Savanna Army Depot (SVDA) in Illinois May 14.