US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

  • October

    Dewey Short is buzzing with new learning opportunities

    Branson, MO- For the thousands of guests visiting Table Rock Lake each year no visit would be complete without stopping by the visitor center featuring a state-of-the art interactive map of the lake, wall murals and a replica of an Ozark bluff.
  • November

    USACE employee uses childhood passion for lifelong career

    As a young boy growing up on a 500 acre farm in central Arkansas, Seth Fisher, a natural resource specialist with Little Rock District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent most his childhood playing endlessly outside or in the woods.
  • October

    Little Rock District presented USACE Contracting Award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District Contracting Division continues to lead the way. Earlier this year the contracting division was presented the Excellence in Contracting District of the Year Award by Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general.
  • July

    Half a Century of Dedication, Duty to Our Nation

    Retiring after more than 20 years of service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is no small feat and deserves proper recognition for dedicated service. Retiring for the second time in a career that spanned 51 years of total federal service commands respect and admiration from most if not all who hear the story.
  • September

    Bull Shoals Master Plan revision is underway

    Little Rock District is actively engaging the public in its effort to update the 1970s version of the Bull Shoals Lake Master Plan.
  • USA’s largest towboat returns to Arkansas River

    The Mississippi River Commission visited the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System Aug. 10 through 14 to perform a low-water inspection and meet with stakeholders onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi, the largest towboat in the country and the official vessel of the MRC. The vessel is 241 feet long, 52 feet high and is an operational towboat 90 percent of the time.
  • May

    National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    On May 31, 1889 South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania failed, killing 2,200 people and leaving thousands more homeless. National Dam Safety Awareness Day occurs each year on May 31 to commemorate this disaster, which remains the worst dam failure in the history of the United States, and to encourage the public to learn about the benefits of dams and the risks associated with potential dam incidents and failures.
  • March

    Who and what is the MKARNS Board of Governance?

    Within U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division a board of governance for the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System has been established to corporately manage the system.
  • District volunteers plant STEM seeds

    Several employees with the Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District volunteered their weekend time and expertise to plant seeds.
  • McKinnie named 2014 Engineer of the Year

    James McKinnie earned the Little Rock District’s Engineer of the Year honors for 2014 for his exceptional work as chief of Navigation and Maintenance Section.
  • February

    Employee Spotlight--Darrell L. Montgomery

    Q+A with Little Rock District Contract Specialist Darrel Montgomery
  • A Monument Man

    When Deputy Counsel Ralph Allen from the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers was 13-years-old his grandfather took him on a tour through Europe explaining what the United States and Allies endured during World War II. What Allen didn’t know as boy is that his grandfather was a Monuments Man charged with preserving the history and architecture of the war torn country during the world’s darkest hours. The recent release of George Clooney’s new film “Monuments Men,” has propelled Allen and his family to research the legacy of their beloved grandfather.
  • January

    2013 Ozark Isle Youth Hunt

    Park rangers from the Mountain Home Project Office braved 20 mph winds and 30 degree temperatures on Jan. 4 to ensure 10 youth hunters from around the state could participate in the 2013 Ozark Isle Youth Hunt.
  • December

    STEM: Little Rock District teams up with University of Pine Bluff

    The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District recently signed a partnership agreement with the oldest historically black institution of higher education in Arkansas. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, established in 1873, and the district signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics enrichment programs to increase the number of well‐prepared underrepresented minority STEM graduates for careers in STEM professions.
  • From jubilation to sorrow…President Kennedy’s historic celebration at Greers Ferry Dam followed by tragedy in Dallas

    Gasoline cost 30 cents, a loaf of bread was 20 cents, and the price of a gallon of milk was a little more than a dollar. It was 1963, and the residents of a small Arkansas town nestled at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains were eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the most important persons on earth. President John F. Kennedy was set to address the people of Heber Springs, Ark., and thousands of others who would converge on the small town to hear him speak at the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam October 3.
  • September

    Little Rock District takes huge step in project planning

    The City of Springfield, Missouri, experiences damages from flash floods along Jordan Creek. The area along Jordan Creek is heavily urbanized and includes extensive infrastructure associated with both commercial and industrial areas. A wide variety of management measures to address the flood risk were developed, evaluated and screened.
  • Three Rivers Study, Southeast Arkansas

    A “new start” and funding of $100,000 is needed to complete a 905(b) reconnaissance study of the water resource problems in south-east Arkansas where the Arkansas, Mississippi, and White Rivers converge. The study will determine potential solutions, scope, further federal participation, and identify nonfederal sponsors to provide a comprehensive watershed analysis of basin conditions and alternatives. The study is authorized by Section 216 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970.
  • August

    LDP III – Where are they now – Sean Harper

    What is your official job title?Beaver Lake Operations Project Manager When did you graduate from
  • Employee Spotlight-Greg Yada

    Employee Spotlight – Greg YadaBio Stats:Official Position:  Project Manager, Medical Support Branch,
  • July

    Citizens rescue struggling swimmer

    Close call a lesson in water safetyDrowning kills 10 people every day in the United States and half