• September

    USACE Archaeological Program

    When you think “archaeology” do you think “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?” Probably not. Archaeology brings up images of Indiana Jones, dusty tombs and getting chased out of caverns by giant rolling boulders. Yet, despite this, USACE curates the second largest collection of cultural resources in the United States, second only to the Smithsonian Institution.
  • USACE, AGFC and other agencies host Labor Day safety media event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and other local agency partners met at Murray Lock and Dam today for a water and recreation holiday safety media event.
  • July

    Extreme Heat

    Heat related illnesses and death are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action. Heat.gov serves as the premier source of heat and health information for the nation to reduce the health, economic, and infrastructural impacts of extreme heat.
  • Water Safety this 4th of July

    Arkansas Senator John Boozman and Congressman Bruce Westerman took time out of their schedule to talk about water safety with Little Rock District Commander, Colonel Eric Noe. Topics discussed were drinking alcohol while boating and wearing your life jacket when you are in or near the water. There have been seven drownings this year in the Little Rock District. When you are enjoying the great outdoors over the July 4th holiday please be safe….We would like for you to spend many more holidays with us.
  • June

    Federal Register Notice to Solicit Input on Priority Policy Initiatives to Modernize Civil Works

    The Department of the Army, Civil Works, to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) (together, “Army”), are publishing this notice to announce an effort to modernize the Civil Works program of the Corps through a number of related policy initiatives.
  • May

    USACE needs more Civil Engineers for its Dam Safety Production Center

    Dams are often synonymous with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Responsible for more than 740 dams across the nation, USACE and its Dam Safety Program is responsible ensuring these structures provide many significant benefits to the nation while also reducing risks to people, property, and the environment. Central to this effort in the Southwestern Division are the engineers working for the Dam Safety Production Center.
  • The Taming of La Riviera Blanche

    Beginning life in Northwest Arkansas as a small spring, the White River is known for its trout fishing and for the flood control reservoirs that impound it throughout Arkansas and Missouri. This 22 minute film is a restored history of the region, the river, and the building of the Table Rock Dam.
  • April

    USACE Little Rock Dive Team celebrates 50 years of success

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District Dive Team recently received a safety award for 50 years of successful dive missions.
  • February

    DeJuan Carter receives Black Engineer of the Year Award

    DeJuan Carter, chief of engineering and construction division for the Little Rock District is receiving a Modern Day and Technology award at the Black Engineer of the Year awards ceremony on Feb. 18, 2022.
  • December

    Little Rock District Commander, Col. Eric Noe presents safety award to the Ross Group

    Little Rock District Commander, Col. Eric Noe in partnership with the USACE Louisville District presents an Excellence in Safety Award to the Ross Group.
  • USACE employee’s great uncle accounted for from World War II

    After 80 years, long time U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee Tim Peter’s great uncle, Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Gooch, finally returned home to be laid to rest.
  • November

    Riverview Park: past, present, and future

    Raging Arkansas River flows wiped out Riverview Park in Dardanelle, Arkansas and compromised the rock covered bank that protects the electrical switchyard at the Dardanelle Hydropower Plant during the 2019 spring flood.
  • September

    A look back at the career of Louis O.D. Kealer

    Louis O.D. Kealer’s career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was impressive. He had contact with literally thousands of persons in the Yell, Logan, and Perry county areas, as well as over the state of Arkansas, during his 50 year career – 42 years at Blue Mountain and Nimrod Lakes. Even if you didn’t know Mr. Kealer personally you may be interested in this as a partial history of the two lakes.
  • June

    Fish selected as 2021 SWL Engineer of the Year

    Ray Fish was recently selected as the 2021 SWL Engineer of the Year for the Little Rock District. Fish is a registered professional electrical engineer in the state of Arkansas, a member of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the International Society for Automation.
  • May

    Beaver Lake Land Acquisition Study Open Comment Period Begins

    The public comment period for the Beaver Lake Land Acquisition Study starts May 11th and lasts through June 10th.
  • April

    Cherokee Park Reopens April 15

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District announces that beginning April 15, Cherokee Park near Morrilton, Arkansas will be available for reservations.
  • Little Rock District conducts flood fighting technique training

    The Little Rock District recently conducted flood fighting technique training at the Greers Ferry Lake Project Office.
  • March

    Christening the S/V Peevy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System christened a new survey vessel at a ceremony held at the Russellville Marine Terminal on March 9, 2021.
  • MKARNS 50th Anniversary Kickoff Media Event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System hosted a media day event March 9, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the System that strategically connects the heartland of the United States with the rest of the world.
  • February

    Little Rock District Engineers recognized at 2021 BEYA awards

    Little Rock District civil engineers, Elmo Webb and Roderick Gaines both received awards in the Outstanding Achievement in New Technology category at the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA).