US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • November

    A successful year for Lake Okeechobee

    At this time last year, Jacksonville District was a month into executing operational flexibility for Lake Okeechobee aimed at drawing the lake down. What a difference a year makes.
  • July

    La limpieza de municiones en Culebra avanza, aumentando la seguridad para su uso recreativo

    Culebra, una isla ubicada a 17 millas al este de la isla principal de Puerto Rico, es conocida por sus arenas blancas y suaves, lo que la convierte en un lugar de vacaciones favorito para los turistas que buscan bucear y encontrar tesoros en sus aguas. Desafortunadamente, algunos de esos tesoros pueden ser en realidad municiones sin explotar debido a la historia de la isla. El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los EE. UU. (USACE) Ejecuta el programa FUDS en nombre del Ejército y el Departamento de Defensa. La isla Culebra es parte del inventario de FUDS y el Distrito de Jacksonville de USACE es responsable de la gestión diaria y la limpieza de municiones en las partes de la isla donde está autorizado.
  • Munitions cleanup on Culebra advances, increasing safety for public recreational use

    Culebra Island, located 17 miles east of Puerto Rico’s main island, is known for its white, soft sands, which makes it a favorite vacationing spot for tourists seeking to snorkel and find treasures in its waters. Unfortunately, some of those treasures may actually be unexploded ordnance due to the island’s history. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers executes the FUDS program on behalf of the U.S. Army and Department of Defense. Culebra Island is part of the FUDS inventory and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is responsible for the day to day management and clean-up of munitions on the portions of the island where authorized.
  • May

    Los trabajos a la Represa Guajataca, ejemplo de multiples agencias trabajando en equipo

    En Septiembre del 2017, el Huracán María azotó a todo Puerto Rico causando destrucción y daños significativos a través de la Isla. Tras su paso devastador, la Agencia Federal de Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA por sus siglas en inglés) activó de inmediato al Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos (USACE por sus siglas en inglés) para iniciar sus funciones establecidas por ley como coordinador de FEMA para el sector de Obras Públicas e Ingeniería. "Más de diez agencias locales y federales, así como personal militar, apoyaron la misión de emergencia para estabilizar el aliviadero, el éxito de la operación se debió a su rápida respuesta y su voluntad de colaborar para lograr el objetivo en común", dijo la Ingeniera de Área de USACE para las Antillas, Ing. Maricarmen Crespo. “La rápida acción de USACE al solicitar apoyo de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos y la respuesta inmediata de ellos para entregar material a la represa evitó una posible catástrofe".
  • Guajataca Dam repairs, a successful interagency team effort

    The devastating path of Hurricane Maria in 2017 affected all of Puerto Rico in one way or another. As a result the Federal Emergency Management Agency immediately activated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to serve as part of the post-Hurricane María Response Team. Only four days after the hurricane overwhelmed the island, a team of over 40 USACE volunteers from different parts of the United States arrived in Puerto Rico to respond to this emergency. The team augmented the local USACE Antilles Area Office staff in the efforts to visually inspect 17 dams determined to be high hazard, or thought to have incurred damage during the hurricane.
  • March

    Public meeting held for Rio Grande de Manatí flood risk management study

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – Close to a hundred citizens of the Ciales area attended a Rio Grande de Manatí flood risk feasibility study public scoping meeting Sunday, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The meeting organized by Puerto Rico’s District 13 Representative Gabriel Rodriguez-Aguiló was an opportunity for the community to not only learn about the scope and process of the study being conducted by the Corps, but to express their concerns, ask questions and provide input on the considered flood risk management alternatives that were presented.
  • February

    With interagency meetings, Antilles regulatory office aims to accelerate permitting process

    Every year the Antilles office receives dozens of requests for permits from individuals and businesses intending to either build infrastructure or implement innovations for issues affecting the islands’ ecosystems. In order to assist applicants navigate the permitting process, Regulatory Section Chief Sindulfo Castillo hosts inter-agency meetings which allows applicants the opportunity to present their proposals and interact with federal and local representatives.