News Stories

  • July

    Northport levee repair on track for August completion

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is in the midst of repairing the Northport, Ala., levee, to address a crack that was first discovered in 2010. The project is nearing completion and is expected to be finished on schedule in late August.
  • Mobile District to consider channel improvements in $7.8 million Mobile Harbor study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will soon complete existing condition modeling as part of a study to determine the viability of widening and/or deepening Mobile Harbor to new dimensions.
  • ‘Chew Crew’ at dam cut landscaping costs for Corps

    Sixteen grazing goats, known as the “Chew Crew,” are in charge of trimming the treacherous terrain above Buford Dam, a site run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
  • SLOPES agreement improves consultation process for USACE permits in Mississippi

    In an effort to improve consultation under the Endangered Species Act for the state of Mississippi, representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish and Wildlife Service) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) Mobile District, Vicksburg District, Memphis District, and Nashville District signed a Memorandum of Agreement to implement Standard Local Operating Procedures for Endangered Species (SLOPES) on June 28. The SLOPES agreement includes 44 Federally-listed threatened and endangered species in the state of Mississippi. Four Corps of Engineers districts possessing regulatory authority in the state entered into the agreement with Fish and Wildlife Service making the implementation of this document the largest of its scope for the entire Corps of Engineers.
  • Mobile District’s Keating earns ‘Cost Engineer of the Year’ award

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Senior Cost Engineer Michael L. Keating has earned the national-level Corps “Cost Engineer of the Year” award.
  • Mobile District’s $9.5 million modernization keeps Army’s combat vehicles moving

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, recently completed a $9.5 million modernization project which will keep the Army’s combat vehicles moving at Anniston Army Depot, in Anniston, Ala.
  • Mobile District modernizes Army Depot’s infrastructure for tomorrow’s mission

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is partnering with the Anniston Army Depot, or ANAD, in a four-year modernization, overhauling the depot’s utility system and preparing it for tomorrow’s mission.
  • June

    Upgrades at Holt Dam increase safety, cut costs

    Recent upgrades by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, at Holt Dam, near Tuscaloosa, Ala., will mean increased safety for workers and a reduction in repair costs. The spillway gates will also be more reliable.
  • Data gathering critical in assessing environmental impact on proposed Mobile Harbor project

    Mobile District coastal engineers and engineering technicians regularly get up before dawn and head out to the middle of Mobile Bay, but not for any type of ritualistic recreation activity. Their mission is to service gauges that are part of a data collection effort in the bay and delta for the Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report (GRR).
  • USACE Engineer first to receive UW-Madison Certificate in Water Reclamation

    Andrew Patch, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, has accomplished an historic feat by becoming the first person to receive a Certificate in Water Reclamation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • In-house safety course saves Mobile District nearly $30,000

    The U.S. Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, trained 18 Operations Division employees in a week-long, in-house general industry safety course in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 12-16, saving the district nearly $30,000, while also focusing on Corps-specific topics.
  • Mobile District highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during lunch-and-learn

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, held a lunch-and-learn May 30 in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
  • May

    Emergency Management hosts Industry Day to kick off hurricane season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, talked hurricane preparedness May 25 to kick off the June 1 start of hurricane season, hosting the annual Hurricane/Industry Day, held at the Alabama International Trade Center. The Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA, Alabama State Port Authority and other stakeholder partners have met annually since 2004, the year Hurricane Ivan swept across the Gulf of Mexico, causing billions of dollars in damage to Alabama, Florida and other Southeastern states.
  • Mobile’s Safety Office teams up with Buford Powerhouse to improve safety

    Mobile District employees made their workplace safer through reconstruction, redesign and a small, but important addition of a guardrail.
  • Small business critical to Mobile District’s success

    Contracting with small business is critical for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, to fulfill their mission. In fact, in 2016 the district awarded approximately one-third of all procurements to small business.
  • District’s Emergency Management Branch earns accreditation

    The Mobile District’s Emergency Management Team is now accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). To date, only 12 districts out of 43 have been accredited, including the four districts that were accredited this week.
  • April

    Album documents historic construction projects

    The year was 1961. Just a few months before the start of construction on the Berlin Wall and less than a year before John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, Lt. Col. Daniel A. Raymond assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. At the time, the average cost of a new car was $2,850 and the minimum wage was $1.05.
  • Mobile District Natural Resources Chief to receive ARC Legends Award

    The American Recreation Coalition (ARC) will recognize Ken Day, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District natural resources chief, as the recipient of the organization’s Legends Award June 1 during the Partners Outdoors Conference in Washington D.C. The award is presented annually to one individual from each major recreation-related federal agency for outstanding contributions to outdoor recreation.
  • Mobile District engineer recognized for outstanding achievements by the Society of American Military Engineers

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District engineer has been honored for his significant contributions to engineering, design, construction, research and development or planning.
  • Mobile District to facilitate Auburn University fish passage study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is working with the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences to facilitate a study on the effectiveness of conservation lockages on migratory fish species in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. The study is part of a continuing effort by the district and members of academia to identify how lock and dam operators can better support the passage of migratory fish through our Nation’s waterways.