Archive: 2013
  • 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
  • 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

    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

    Clearwater Lake Project Office Receives Donated Bird Houses

    Clearwater Lake Park Ranger Don Henson accepts a donation of 32 bluebird houses from a long time camper, Roy Jennings of Park Hills, Mo.
  • Employee Spotlight - James McKinnie

    Bio Stats:Official Position:  Chief, Navigation & Maintenance SectionYears with SWL:  3Years of
  • Little Rock District’s STEM efforts in the past 10 days reach nearly 600 students

    It has been an active 10 days for the Little Rock District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and
  • Commentary: STEM – Past, Present, Future

    Back many years ago when I was just a youngster growing up in Mountain Home, Ark., we were routinely
  • Greers Ferry Dam 50th Anniversary 1963-2013

    Join us at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Greers Ferry Dam Dedication at the JFK Overlook in Heber Springs, Ark. The dedication ceremony was President John F. Kennedy's last dedication and one of his final public appearances before he was assassinated in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963.
  • Montgomery Point Lock and Dam repairs

    In December, the Little Rock District completed repair of two lock gates at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam in Desha County, Ark.
  • 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.
  • Leadership Development Program Level III graduates- Where are they now – Dana Coburn

    What is your official job title? Environmental Branch Chief, Planning and Environmental Division, Little Rock District. When did you graduate from LDP III? March 2011 How has this program assisted you with career progression? The LDP has helped me to become a better leader by exposing me to so many diverse situations, even those that have pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I feel I am a more well-rounded Corps employee and a prepared leader by going through the unique experiences of the program.
  • February

    SWL celebrates African American History Month

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District observed National African American History Month
  • The Tumbling Shoals Swinging Bridge

    The Tumbling Shoals Swinging Bridge before the impoundment of Greers Ferry Lake crossed the Little