• USACE Galveston District reaches milestone on release rates

    Water releases from Addicks and Barker reservoirs have reached projected release levels in accordance with the plan announced on Sept. 4.
  • District works to overcome Harvey’s impacts to Texas’ shipping industry

    As pictures and video beamed out around the world of water rescues and massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, another invisible effect was occurring to Texas’ energy coast.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for Hurricane Irma; continues to respond to Harvey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is closely coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other federal partners, and state and local agencies in preparing for Hurricane Irma.
  • Col. Paul E. Owen takes command of USACE Southwestern Division

    DALLAS—Col. Paul E. Owen took command of the Southwestern Division today in a ceremony officiated by
  • President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.”
  • Owen to take command of SWD

    Colonel Paul E. Owen, currently the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington D.C., is slated to take command of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Dallas.
  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Deployed West resident receives top engineering honor

    A West city resident currently deployed to Afghanistan received one of the highest honors bestowed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at a ceremony on Bagram Airfield Apr. 7.
  • What inspired me to become an engineer

    DALLAS—Growing up, I didn't really have a family member or role model that influenced me to pursue an engineering degree. I was blessed with wonderful parents that stressed education and I inherited their math genes. I was most inspired by my 8th grade math teacher, Ms. JoAnne Perpich who saw I had a talent and encouraged me to make the most of it. It was the power of the positive feedback I received at a young age that led me to pursue not only solving math problems, but later engineering problems and organization effectiveness challenges. One of the greatest things we can do as parents, teachers, mentors, and adults is, if we see children with a talent for STEM, then praise them and encourage them!
  • SWD Black History Month Spotlight: Ernest Burford

    New Orleans, Louisiana native Ernest Burford serves as Assistant Division Counsel for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dallas, Texas, a position he’s held since 2009.