About Author: tconning

Posts by tconning

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Office This past winter, Oregon received plenty of precipitation and snowpack was more than 170 percent of its average in some areas, according to the National Resources Conservation Service. Many people may believe this is cause for celebration in a state that has seen drought conditions […]

    Good snowpack doesn’t ensure good water levels

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Office This past winter, Oregon received plenty of precipitation and snowpack was more than 170 percent of its average in some areas, according to the National Resources Conservation Service. Many people may believe this is cause for celebration in a state that has seen drought conditions […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Office His visibility is fairly clear, upwards of 30 feet, in fresh, clean and fairly warm water – a stark difference from what he’s used to in the Columbia River. That water has less visibility, maybe 10 feet, and the water temperature is anything but comfortable, […]

    ISIS, potential dam collapse make deployment memorable

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Office His visibility is fairly clear, upwards of 30 feet, in fresh, clean and fairly warm water – a stark difference from what he’s used to in the Columbia River. That water has less visibility, maybe 10 feet, and the water temperature is anything but comfortable, […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Office PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 50 Portland District retirees and 20 current employees dined, reminisced and joked with each other during the District’s annual Retiree Luncheon, May 12. The event was a chance for Col. Jose Aguilar, Portland District commander, to update the retired portion […]

    Luncheon feeds retirees, fuels camaraderie

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Office PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 50 Portland District retirees and 20 current employees dined, reminisced and joked with each other during the District’s annual Retiree Luncheon, May 12. The event was a chance for Col. Jose Aguilar, Portland District commander, to update the retired portion […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Office The Portland District is reinvigorating its Speakers Bureau program. The program, which is managed by the Public Affairs Office, provides district employees a unique opportunity to help shape and change the public’s perception of the Corps, its missions and actions. It’s also an area of […]

    Help shape, change perspectives by volunteering to become a speaker

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Office The Portland District is reinvigorating its Speakers Bureau program. The program, which is managed by the Public Affairs Office, provides district employees a unique opportunity to help shape and change the public’s perception of the Corps, its missions and actions. It’s also an area of […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Office Unrelenting, continuous rains and snow-melt brought western rivers to near-flood or flood stages, including the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners have been managing the incoming water to reduce flood risks and providing support to local and state […]

    Weather, water wage war along Columbia River

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Office Unrelenting, continuous rains and snow-melt brought western rivers to near-flood or flood stages, including the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners have been managing the incoming water to reduce flood risks and providing support to local and state […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tom Conning Public Affairs Specialist Convoluted, complex, difficult or time-consuming could all be adjectives used to describe public interactions with the federal government. Federal workers complying with various rules and regulations influence this perception, which is just part of the process. But how does the public know about these various […]

    Process protects public interest, federal projects

    Tom Conning Public Affairs Specialist Convoluted, complex, difficult or time-consuming could all be adjectives used to describe public interactions with the federal government. Federal workers complying with various rules and regulations influence this perception, which is just part of the process. But how does the public know about these various […]

    Continue Reading...