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  • Army Corps to close recreation sites across Pennsylvania, southern New York, Maryland, West Virginia in response to COVID-19

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has closed or delayed the opening of Corps-owned and managed recreation sites effective immediately and lasting indefinitely due to the concern for public health and safety of its employees and the visiting public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The closures pertain to visitor centers, beaches, special events, volunteer activities, public meetings, interpretive programs and other public gatherings.
  • Army Corps, Park Service to host public meeting on flood risk, District of Columbia Levee System

    Officials say though probability is low, if the District of Columbia Levee System is overtopped with flood water and breaks, it could result in loss of life, billions of dollars in damages and major disruption to the national government. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Park Service are hosting a public meeting Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 I Street SW) to share information on flood risks, preparedness measures and evacuation procedures to people who live, work or spend any time behind the levee system near the National Mall.