USACE Archive

  • By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District “I’m hoping you’re going to push me in.” said Ashley Massey. She got her wish a minute later as KGW-TV reporter Drew Carney pushed her into the cold Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during his live Facebook […]

    Dramatic plunge helps Corps focus viewers on water safety

    By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District “I’m hoping you’re going to push me in.” said Ashley Massey. She got her wish a minute later as KGW-TV reporter Drew Carney pushed her into the cold Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during his live Facebook […]

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  •   By Jeff Henon, Public Affairs Office More than 70 area high schools students got a glimpse recently into the world of engineering at Portland District’s 2016 Engineering Day event. “It’s important to bring our students into the real world and see what they’re working towards,” said Cyril Stokman, event […]

    Students get a glimpse of engineering through Portland District’s 2016 Engineering Day

      By Jeff Henon, Public Affairs Office More than 70 area high schools students got a glimpse recently into the world of engineering at Portland District’s 2016 Engineering Day event. “It’s important to bring our students into the real world and see what they’re working towards,” said Cyril Stokman, event […]

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  • By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office (Second in a series of articles about HDC and the vision of its senior leaders) Author Lewis Carroll said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” That’s fine if the journey is more important than the results, but […]

    Hydroelectric Design Center looks to the future

    By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office (Second in a series of articles about HDC and the vision of its senior leaders) Author Lewis Carroll said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” That’s fine if the journey is more important than the results, but […]

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  • The winter of 1995-96 was one of the wettest on record in the Pacific Northwest. As early as November, there were signs this would be an unusual water year. Heavy rains in the last week of November and early December brought flooding in Clackamas and Tillamook counties, and in several […]

    The flood of ’96: the challenges and the Corps response

    The winter of 1995-96 was one of the wettest on record in the Pacific Northwest. As early as November, there were signs this would be an unusual water year. Heavy rains in the last week of November and early December brought flooding in Clackamas and Tillamook counties, and in several […]

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  •   Portland District’s 1200+ employees know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is much more than dams, bridges and other building projects. People outside the Corps often don’t realize that we also help minimize flood damage, restore habitat and ecosystems, and keep river channels navigable. We have produced a video […]

    Portland District: Water Matters

      Portland District’s 1200+ employees know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is much more than dams, bridges and other building projects. People outside the Corps often don’t realize that we also help minimize flood damage, restore habitat and ecosystems, and keep river channels navigable. We have produced a video […]

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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office The wetlands inside historic Trestle Bay near Warrenton, Oregon, offer ideal habitat for juvenile salmonids. Ideal, but mostly out of reach for more than 125 years due to what makes historic Trestle Bay “historic” — the relic stone and pilings placed there from […]

    Small project, big benefits

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office The wetlands inside historic Trestle Bay near Warrenton, Oregon, offer ideal habitat for juvenile salmonids. Ideal, but mostly out of reach for more than 125 years due to what makes historic Trestle Bay “historic” — the relic stone and pilings placed there from […]

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  • Urban Search and Rescue Program sets up Structures Specialists around the world By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office It takes specialized skills and a good dose of bravery to enter collapsed buildings. The Corps maintains a cadre of these modern heroes: 30 rescue-trained structural engineers who deploy around the world […]

    Corps’ rescue-trained engineers are ready to roll

    Urban Search and Rescue Program sets up Structures Specialists around the world By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office It takes specialized skills and a good dose of bravery to enter collapsed buildings. The Corps maintains a cadre of these modern heroes: 30 rescue-trained structural engineers who deploy around the world […]

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