This old family photo shows Denise Wickson’s family gathered at a table below an image of their ancestor, Kiowa Chief Lone Wolf the Younger. Wickson is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division civil servant who is sharing her family story in observance of Native American Indian Heritage Month.
As American as it gets
This old family photo shows Denise Wickson’s family gathered at a table below an image of their ancestor, Kiowa Chief Lone Wolf the Younger. Wickson is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division civil servant who is sharing her family story in observance of Native American Indian Heritage Month.
Down the Verdigris River from the Port of Catoosa near Tulsa, Oklahoma is the farthest upstream navigation structure on the MKARNS, Newt Graham Lock & Dam #18.
5 Oklahoma locks and dams on the Ark. River Navigation System
The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) is made up of 18 locks and dams, three different rivers and one manmade canal. All are managed to ensure year-round nautical navigation on the 445 mile system. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District manages the Oklahoma portion – five locks and dams and 137 miles of channel.
The Division’s infrastructure priorities are focused on the Texas Coast, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, Multi-Purpose Reservoirs, Flood Risk Management, Hydropower, and Military and International Interagency Support.
SWD Regional Priorities
The Division’s infrastructure priorities are focused on the Texas Coast, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, Multi-Purpose Reservoirs, Flood Risk Management, Hydropower, and Military and International Interagency Support.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division hosted a hurricane training event in Galveston, Texas that brought multiple federal, state and local government organizations together to prepare for the next disaster and to rehearse how the unified response would play out. The two-day exercise started with a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter staff and media aerial tour. The tour was set up to show exercise participants the path of Hurricane Ike, Corps protection structures, flood risk reduction reservoirs, temporary housing and debris staging areas, key terrain, critical facilities, and also to get an idea of how the island and inland areas have recovered since the storm.
Preparing for the perfect storm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division hosted a hurricane training event in Galveston, Texas that brought multiple federal, state and local government organizations together to prepare for the next disaster and to rehearse how the unified response would play out. The two-day exercise started with a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter staff and media aerial tour. The tour was set up to show exercise participants the path of Hurricane Ike, Corps protection structures, flood risk reduction reservoirs, temporary housing and debris staging areas, key terrain, critical facilities, and also to get an idea of how the island and inland areas have recovered since the storm.
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USACE Southwestern Division: Working with our partners to deliver value to our Nation
Our SWD Regional Priorities Brochure describes our Civil Works priorities, the benefits they bring to the region and the Nation, and what our partners say about our combined efforts.

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Statement Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

11/14/2016
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC, that it has completed the review that it launched on September 9, 2016. The Army has determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation’s dispossessions of lands, the importance of Lake Oahe to the Tribe, our government-to-government relationship, and the statute governing easements through government property.

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

11/2/2016
DALLAS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

SWD Command Week highlights organizational culture

10/25/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division met for its biannual Command Week at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, 2016.

 

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