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  • Army Corps installs danger signs along check dams, reminds public of safety risks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, in coordination with local partners, is installing danger signs along several check dams associated with its southern New York flood risk management projects. These dams can pose serious safety risks to the public when they are used recreationally.
  • Army Corps to host open house for F.J. Sayers Dam’s 50th anniversary

    Congressman Glenn Thompson, Foster Sayers Jr. and Col. John Litz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District commander, among speakers at the F.J. Sayers 50th anniversary event and open house, Sept. 28.
  • Army Corps, Council of Governments to host open house on Northern Virginia coastal storm study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are holding an open house Sept. 11, 2019, to provide information and seek input on a coastal storm risk management study for Northern Virginia.
  • 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.
  • Army Corps taking action to repair area of collapsed channel wall along Codorus Creek

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is working expeditiously on an emergency contract to help stabilize an approximately 20-foot-wide section of channel wall immediately upstream of the Philadelphia Street Bridge that collapsed into Codorus Creek Thursday due to heavy rainfall over the last week.
  • Army Corps to host public meeting on levee systems, flood risk management

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting July 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Smart Energy Building at Binghamton University (85 Murray Hill Road in Vestal) to present on and discuss levee systems in Broome, Chenango and Tioga counties along with other flood risk management-related topics like flood mapping, insurance and preparedness.
  • Army Corps, Prince George’s County to host public meeting on county levee systems, flood risk management

    BLADENSBURG, Maryland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and Prince George’s
  • Army Corps, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to start study on ways to protect vulnerable assets from coastal flooding

    Baltimore District signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to begin an approximately $3-million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. As part of this study, the team will investigate flood risk and identify ways to help protect vulnerable assets upon which the region relies, like local governments, businesses, institutions and water, energy and communication utilities; transportation hubs; federal buildings and military installations; national security facilities; and significant national monuments and cultural treasures.
  • District of Columbia team that manages flood risks is recognized nationally

    A District of Columbia interagency team that manages flood risks, known as the DC Silver Jackets, was recognized as state team of the year during a national workshop in St. Louis, March 2, 2017. The DC Silver Jackets leverages resources to identify and implement comprehensive, resilient, and sustainable solutions to reduce flood risks around the flood-prone District. There are active Silver Jackets teams in 47 states, plus the District, and the program is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • New online maps show storm-based flood potential along Potomac, Anacostia rivers

    New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities. The maps are now live on the National Weather Service’s web site.