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  • March

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • May

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • March

    Are your parks open?

    The Little Rock District wants you to know that many of its recreation day-use areas are still open. ...Mostly...It's complicated....Check out the story to learn more.
  • Beaver Lake – supporting NWA growth and protecting the White River Basin against flooding

    Created after the 1966 completion of the Beaver Dam, the lake was part of a comprehensive flood control plan meant to protect the White River Basin. Working as a single system, the lakes of the basin were meant to reduce both the frequency and severity of floods both in the region and downstream as the White eventually joins the Mississippi River.
  • February

    Ranger Workshop

    On Feb. 3, 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers and natural resource specialists from across Arkansas and Southern Missouri gathered at the Russellville Project Office in Russellville, Arkansas for a weeklong Ranger Workshop.
  • January

    Corps updates progress on Lollie Levee

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil engineers Elmo Webb and Jonathan Palmer spoke to a Local Emergency Planning Committee in Conway Arkansas, recently about what caused the near breach of the Faulkner County Levee, known locally as the Lollie Levee.