Navigation Notices

MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-17 WREC Differentials
2/13/2024
This is to advise mariners transiting the White River Entrance Channel (WREC) of increased head differentials between Norrell Lock and Dam and Montgomery Point Lock and Dam...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-16 Lock 2 Opened
2/9/2024
Crews have completed the upgrades to the lock interlock system at Lock No. 2 (NM 13.3), as communicated in Navigation Notice No. SWL 24-02, and the lock is now open to traffic...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-15 Lock 13 Intermittent Delays
2/8/2024
Mariners should expect to experience intermittent delays at James W. Trimble Lock (No. 13) NM 292.8 on February 9, 2024, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The intermittent delays are...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-14 Lock 3 Tow Haulage Scheduled Outage
2/2/2024
The tow haulage equipment at Joe Hardin Lock (No. 3) NM 50.2 is scheduled to be out of service for maintenance work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. During this time double cut tows...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-13 Lock 6 Intermittent Delays Update
2/1/2024
The dive inspection, as noted in Nav Notice 24-04, at David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) NM 108.1 that was previously scheduled February 5 through February 8, 2024, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-12 Lock 7 Tow Haulage Out of Service
2/1/2024
The tow haulage equipment at Murray Lock (No. 7) NM 125.4 is currently out of service due to electrical issues. Double cut tows will have to be locked the conventional way (without the use of tow...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-11 USCG Advisory Update Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8
1/31/2024
NAVIGATION NOTICE       Number SWL 24-11McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation SystemJanuary 31, 2024In Reply Refer to:  CESWL-OPP. O. Box 867Little Rock, AR 72203-0867PH. 501-324-5096MCCLELLAN-KERR...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-09 Lock 3 Tow Haulage Return to Service
1/24/2024
The tow haulage equipment at Joe Hardin Lock (No. 3) NM 50.2 has been repaired and returned to service...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-07 USCG Advisory Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8
1/16/2024
Mariners are advised that crews will be conducting rehabilitation work on the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8). The work is expected to start on February 7, 2024 and will last approximately...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-05 MPLD Nav Pass Closed
1/10/2024
PUBLIC WEBSITE:  Notices to Navigational Interests (NTNI)  https://ndc.ops.usace.army.mil/ords/f?p=107:1NAVIGATION NOTICE       Number SWL 24-05McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation SystemJanuary...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-04 Lock 6 Intermittent Delays
1/10/2024
Mariners should expect to experience intermittent delays at David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) NM 108.1 beginning February 5 through February 8, 2024, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. The...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-03 MPLD Nav Pass Open
1/10/2024
Due to increased river elevations, the crest gate dam at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (NM 0.5) is lowered and the navigation pass is open.   When the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam tailwater elevation...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-02 Lock 2 Closure
1/5/2024
Lock No. 2 (NM 13.3) will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on February 5, 2024, until 7 p.m. on February 9, 2024. This is to allow workers to upgrade the lock interlock system which is an...
MKARNS Annual Navigation Notice No. 1-2024
1/5/2024
As a result of partnering efforts with navigation stakeholders, the attached consolidated Notice to Navigation Interests has been prepared for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System...

Fort Worth District News

USACE awards $4.5M contract to design the Modified Central City Trinity Point, Tarrant Regional Water District, and Clear Fork Flood Gates and TRWD Pump Station
2/8/2024
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded an architect-engineer contract to Black and Veatch-GEI Joint Venture, totaling $4.5 million, to update the conceptual designs and...
USACE awards $617 million contract for VA Health Care Center in El Paso
1/4/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, awarded a $617.5 million contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC, to construct a...
Belton Lake Hosting Fish Habitat Deployment Event
12/27/2023
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the Belton Lake Project, in coordination with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and local volunteers, will be placing natural trees as fish habitat at...
USACE delays closure between North and South Holiday Parks
12/12/2023
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at Benbrook Lake announced plans to suspend the closure of day-use pedestrian and cycling traffic between North Holiday Park to South Holiday Campgrounds,...
Granger Lake Dam Road Closure
12/5/2023
Officials with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Granger Lake will temporarily close the Granger Lake Dam road for surface and embankment maintenance from Dec. 7, 2023, until...

Galveston District News

Galveston District to host career fair
1/12/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) will host a Career Fair at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, Jan. 18, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Hiring managers from all SWG...
SWG awards final contract for Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project
9/25/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) awarded the fourth and final multimillion dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CCSCIP) September...
Galveston District to host Regulatory Program Workshop
8/9/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District will host a workshop on their regulatory program for all interested parties, September 21, 2023.The event, running from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...
SWG Continues Effort Seeking Right-Of-Entry from Orange County Property Owners
8/9/2023 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District real estate specialists will be going door to door seeking rights of entry (ROEs) from Orange County property owners on Aug. 11. This month’s...
SWG to seek rights-of-entry from Orange County property owners
7/10/2023 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District real estate specialists will be going door to door seeking rights of entry (ROEs) from Orange County property owners, July 14. The Galveston...

Little Rock District News

USACE to extend the public comment period for the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the MKARNS 12-foot Channel Deepening Project
2/22/2024
Little Rock, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is extending the public comment period for the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No...
USACE lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River
2/9/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lifting the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. While flows have receded,...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing a small craft advisory for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas
1/23/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing a small craft advisory for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas. Heavy rainfall in Arkansas over the last 24 hours resulted in...
UPDATE: Temporary full road closure of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam
1/11/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rescheduling the full road closure for Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam to 7 a.m. Jan. 18 until 5 p.m. Jan. 19, to deploy and remove equipment used to perform...
Temporary full road closure of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam
1/5/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduling a full road closure for Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam from 7 a.m. Jan. 16 until 5 p.m. Jan. 18, to deploy and remove equipment used to perform...

Tulsa District News

  1. Broken Bow Lake Master Plan Update: Moratorium on new development

    Tulsa, Okla. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District completed an update of the Broken Bow Master Plan in December 2023 and is now implementing the plan which now governs how USACE manages property at the lake.
    2/26/2024
  2. Innovative hangar Design at Tinker Air Force Base wins AFCEC Sustainability Award

    Accepting the sustainability award on behalf of the KC46-A two bay hangar project on Tinker Air Force Base were Cameron Twyford, Base Civil Engineering, Tinker Air Force Base, and for Tulsa District Corps of Engineers - Ron Rosebrook, program manager, David Gurley, design manager and Daniel de Robles, fformer area engineer Tulsa District Engineering and Construction Branch, Tinker Air Force Base. At the award ceremony on January 30, the KC46-A two-bay hangar project at Tinker Air Force Base received the 2023 sustainability award from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The hangar was the first of its kind, combining several maintenance capabilities in separate facilities into one facility for the unique project, accommodating general maintenance, corrosion control, and fuel aircraft maintenance.
    2/23/2024
  3. Meet Jarrod Breuer

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  4. Spotlight-Andrew Blankenship

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  5. Meet Jennifer Butler

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success
    2/22/2024
  6. Meet Rachel Felice

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  7. Spotlight- Meet Theresa Flood

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success
    2/22/2024
  8. Corpstruction - Engineers Week with Robert Felice

    Robert Felice is the Engineering Services Section Chief at the Tulsa District. He talked with Corpstruction about his work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, why he took a short break to become a teacher at Broken Arrow High School and how that experience affected his approach to leadership at the Tulsa District.
    2/22/2024

Division Feature Stories

Wilford Hall: Preserving a Legacy, Brick by Brick
2/27/2024
Wilford Hall Medical Center, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was once the flagship of military medicine, named after the medical pioneer, Brig. Gen. Wilford F. Hall...
USACE's ERDC and SWG Team Up To Provide Important Federal Acquisitions Training To Joint Audience
2/21/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG), hosted PROSPECT (Proponent-Sponsored Engineer Corps Training) Course 183, Formal Source Selection, at the Jadwin Building in...
San Antonio’s Westside Creeks: Reaching for Ecosystem Sustainability
2/20/2024
Mention Westside Creeks to most people in Texas and you will get that bewildered “what did you say?” sideways glance, wanting more information to know what is being referenced. But speak the same to...
Full Circle Moments: An Interview with Vanessa Pellegrino-Badell
2/16/2024
As a project engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vanessa Pellegrino-Badell has coordinated many construction projects, but none as close to her heart as the U.S. Air Force’s Airman Training...
B-21 Raider program offers project opportunities for the Fort Worth District
2/13/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District is partnering with multiple Department of the Air Force organizations to facilitate the programming, design, and construction of 25 new or...
A Special Kind of Hunt
1/24/2024
On a frigid Saturday morning in January, at a park in Navarro Mills, Texas, the unthinkable happened. Seven teenagers sat in silence as they scanned the area around them for movement. Instead of...
USACE holds Industry Day in Galveston
1/18/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG) held its latest Industry Day, Jan. 17, 2024.Industry Day is an opportunity for SWG to communicate face-to-face with small businesses...
Not Your Average Walk along The Beach
12/6/2023
Guam, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, and Galveston all sound like great locations for your average beach goer to sit back and relax while enjoying the sun, sand, and water. But for members of the U.S...
Hawaiʻi Wildfires Response Mission USACE Employee Spotlight – Deanna Pienaar
12/4/2023
Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Operations Technical Maintenance Lead Engineer Deanna Pienaar who is deployed to Maui helping with the Hawaiʻi Wildfires federal response. In her...
USACE Hosts Lone Star Warriors Outdoors Combat Veteran Deer Hunt
11/30/2023 UPDATED
For the last five years, USACE Galveston District (SWG) has partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens and the non-profit Lone Star Warriors Outdoors (LSWO) to offer combat...
SWG, City of Wharton kick off Colorado River Levee Project Phase 1
11/29/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and the City of Wharton, Texas, celebrated the official beginning of their Colorado River Levee Project Phase 1 with a groundbreaking...
Advanced Data Section Offers SWG cutting-edge remote sensing technologies
11/28/2023 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) team members are using new tools to complete mission essential tasks like mapping, surveying, and construction and infrastructure inspections.The Galveston...
Milestone Achievement for Dallas Floodway Project: Providing Flood Risk Management to Communities
11/16/2023
In the heart of Dallas, Texas, stands a testament to flood risk management, public safety, partnership, and engineering excellence- the Dallas Floodway project. The Flood Risk Management project...
Better Together – USS Tautog Submariners reunite on Veterans Day
11/16/2023 UPDATED
Former crew members of the USS Tautog (SSN-639) and their families reunited on Veterans Day at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG) Jadwin Building, for their first large...
Following His Own Road
11/13/2023
It’s a long road from private to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, a road filled with highs and lows, twists and turns. For Lt. Col. Joshua Haynes, it’s also been a road traveled with the help of...
Low lake levels impact USACE-managed lakes across Texas
11/3/2023
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer lakes provide a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping throughout the State of Texas. However,...
Sam Rayburn Lake drawdown allows for much needed dam repairs
11/3/2023
Many have been wondering why the U.S. Corps of Engineers is drawing down Sam Rayburn Lake in the midst of statewide drought conditions. Well, the fact of the matter is that although most of the state...
Corps of Engineers seeks public input on Fairfield Bay Park lease​
10/16/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is scheduled to discuss the expired Fairfield Bay Park lease during a Fairfield Bay City Council work session at 2 p.m. Oct. 30, 2023, in the...
The One That Got Away
10/11/2023
The line went taut as it was pulled into the boat, there was no telling what laid below the murky water, but they knew a fight was ahead. Suddenly the water erupted, and the beast burst forth, it’s...
SWG observes Hispanic Heritage Month with some heat
10/6/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) with a presentation and taste testing at the district’s headquarters, October 5, 2023.SWG’s...