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  • August

    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.
  • February

    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • Corps of Engineers Firework Locations

    Visitors and campground guests of several Little Rock district lakes and parks can enjoy fireworks
  • 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.
  • Citizens rescue struggling swimmer

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

    Commentary: STEM – Past, Present, Future

    Back many years ago when I was just a youngster growing up in Mountain Home, Ark., we were routinely
  • Arkansas Crappie fishing lauded by Fishhound.com

    If you can believe a fisherman then here’s a tale for you. We’ll call them crappie in this story but they’re known by many different names in Arkansas and southern Missouri; paper mouths, Sacalait, slabs, specks and the large ones are called netters, the medium ones lifters and the small ones are called tater chips.
  • May

    Q & A with Little Rock District’s Water Safety Champion-Russell Malahy

    Little Rock District Natural Resource Specialist Russell Malahy recently took over as the district’s Water Safety Champion.
  • March

    Little Rock District Engineer of the Year – Jan Jones

    Please join the Little Rock District in congratulating Jan Jones, Hydraulics Technical Support Branch, Engineering and Construction Division, for being chosen as Engineer of the Year. During Engineer Week, Col. Glen Masset presented Jones with a plaque at a quarterly awards ceremony.