US Army Corps of Engineers
Mobile District

News Releases

  • USACE ALLATOONA LAKE PROJECT TO HOST ‘KIDS TO PARKS, SAFE KIDS DAY’ AT GALT’S FERRY

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is scheduled to host a “Kids to Parks/Safe Kids Day” May 18, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Galt’s Ferry Day Use Area on Allatoona Lake in Acworth, Georgia. Co-sponsored by Safe Kids Cherokee County and the National Park Trust, this event will provide participants an opportunity to learn about recreation safety with a variety of activities.
  • WFG DAM TEMPORARILY CLOSING PUBLIC ACCESS TO DIKES FOR REPAIRS

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Walter F. George Lake Project will close public access to both the Alabama and Georgia-side dikes to repair damage resulting from Hurricane Michael. Closure will commence on May 6, 2019, beginning with the Alabama side of the dike. The Georgia side will close (with an announcement via WFG Lake Project’s Facebook Page) after repairs have completed on the Alabama side. The temporary closure is expected to last approximately six to eight weeks.
  • PUBLIC USE SHELTERS TO BECOME RESERVABLE AT WEST POINT

    MOBILE, Ala. – Park Rangers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s West Point Project will begin taking reservations for shelters starting May 1, 2019. The shelters will not be available for public use until May 11, 2019. Patrons intending to reserve a shelter must do so six days in advance of their desired use date. Otherwise, unoccupied shelters can be used by the public on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • USACE TEAMS UP WITH USCG, GEORGIA DNR TO OFFER BOATING COURSE AT WEST POINT LAKE

    MOBILE, Ala. – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project, will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Management Office on May 11, 2019. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • WEST POINT LAKE: TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF R. SHAEFER HEARD DAY PARK, DAM ROAD, BOAT RAMPS

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at West Point Lake will close R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park, its boat launching ramps, and West Point Dam Road to all vehicular traffic April 26-28, 2019 for the 16th Annual West Point Lake Triathlon.
  • CORPS AT ALLATOONA LAKE PROJECT TO ACCEPT HUNTING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at Allatoona Lake announces that applications for hunting permits may be submitted starting May 1, 2019. No applications will be accepted prior to this date. A $20.00 special permit activity fee is required for each requested permit.
  • PSA: ELECTRIC POWER INSPECTIONS ENCOURAGED FOR DOCKS, RAMPS AFTER HIGH WATER LEVELS

    MOBILE, Ala. – As U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites across the southeastern U.S. continue facing high water conditions from ongoing, heavy rainfall events, the Corps strongly encourages the public to exercise caution and be alert to their surroundings when using or in the vicinity of privately-owned docks and boat ramps dotting the recreation sites. Many of these privately-owned facilities have electric power, and a number of them have become submerged in the high waters.
  • USACE AT ALLATOONA LAKE PROJECT DELAYS OPENING RECREATION AREAS

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District announced March 12, 2019 there will be a delay in the opening of numerous USACE-managed campgrounds and Day Use areas at Allatoona Lake in Cartersville, Georgia tentatively until March 29. This is due to the impacts of flooding and possible continued rainfall in the region.
  • USACE AT BWT PROJECT REOPENS RECREATION AREAS

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Project, Demopolis Site Office, reopened many of its recreation areas as of March 12, 2019 that had been closed due to excessive rain and flooding.
  • CUMMULATIVE STORM EVENTS CAUSE HIGH FLOWS, FLOODING ALONG THE BLACK WARRIOR-TOMBIGBEE, TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE WATERWAYS

    MOBILE, Ala. – While no single major storm system has occurred, successive storm events over a period of three months caused by a polar weather stream crossing from the north into the United States have led to historic flooding along the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers (BWT).