• April

    Little Rock District conducts Levee Sector Lead Training

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District held Levee Sector Lead training for 23 employees from around the district at the Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center in Jacksonport, Arkansas on March 27, 2024.
  • March

    USACE Little Rock District names Knight Engineer of the Year

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently named Vilonia, Arkansas native Gabriel Knight, as the 2024 Engineer of the Year.
  • The Dewey Short Visitor Center opens for 2024 recreation season

    With Spring in the air, the Dewey Short Visitor Center has opened for the 2024 recreation season. Located near Branson, Missouri, the Dewey Short has been called the "crown jewel" of Table Rock Lake. Three stories tall, with an impressive glass and steel façade facing the lake, the Dewey Short is not only a beautiful building, but also one of the most popular visitors centers in all the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • October

    Corps of Engineers seeks public input on Fairfield Bay Park lease​

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is scheduled to discuss the expired Fairfield Bay Park lease during a Fairfield Bay City Council work session at 2 p.m. Oct. 30, 2023, in the Fairfield Bay Conference Center.
  • September

    Bull Shoals and Norfork Dam Safety Exercise

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District hosted a dam safety exercise for Bull Shoals and Norfork Dam’s along with state and local stakeholders at the Bull Shoals White River State Park on Sept. 6, 2023.
  • August

    Heat safety is a team effort

    Summertime in the Natural State conjures up images of boating, swimming, grilling out with friends and family and holiday gatherings. However, summertime also means periods of extreme heat conditions. Over the last several weeks, heat indices of more than 105 degrees have caused a record number of Arkansans to suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • The Perfect Throw

    We often think about sports icons when we think of the “the perfect throw.” We think of a quarterback in the Super Bowl that threads the needle for the final touchdown to win the game, or the pitcher that slings the final strike to close out a perfect game. Undoubtedly, these are incredible moments. These moments take years of practice and sweat equity from the athletes before they’re in a position to make “the perfect throw.” However, there are moments in life where the perfect throw doesn’t happen on the field. It happens in the split seconds between life and death. This is that story… It was a smoldering hot 4th of July day at Greers Ferry Lake in central Arkansas. Every recreation area around the lake was packed with visitors looking for a place to cool off.
  • June

    USACE signs agreement with Arkansas Waterways Commission to update tow haulage at Murray Lock and Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District entered into a cost-share Memorandum of Agreement with the Arkansas Waterways Commission to update tow haulage equipment at Murray Lock and Dam on June 9 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • May

    May 20-26 declared as Safe Boating Week in Arkansas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District in partnership with the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Entergy attended a Safe Boating Week Proclamation ceremony where Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders declared May 20-26 as Safe Boating Week in the Natural State.
  • April

    International Boating and Water Safety Summit 2023

    Little Rock District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. ChaTom “CT” Warren was a keynote speaker along with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Wayne Arquin Jr., at this year’s International Boating and Water Safety Summit hosted by the National Safe Boating Council in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 16.
  • March

    USACE needs more 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.
  • February

    Little Rock District National Engineers Week Employee Spotlights-2023

    In honor of National Engineers Week, we will be introducing you to some of the best and brightest engineering minds we have in the Little Rock District.
  • National Engineers Week - 2023

    Engineer Week is a celebration that takes place on the third week of February annually because it coincides with President George Washington’s birthday. This is significant, since Washington is considered our Nation’s first engineer, and he also appointed the first engineer officers to the U.S. Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution.
  • December

    LRAFB Visitor Quarters Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Little Rock District Commander, Col. Damon Knarr, represented USACE at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Little Rock Air Force Base Visitor Quarters on Nov. 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • October

    International Shake Out Day

    Did you know today is International Shake-Out Day? Millions of people across the globe will participate in earthquake preparedness drills. Would you know what to do if a quake struck right now?
  • Cumbo wins Rising Star award at WOC

    Erin Cumbo, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, was honored as a Technology Rising Star recipient at the 2022 Women of Color Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Conference.
  • 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.