• August

    Flood recovery for levees underway in St. Louis District

    As the St. Louis region marks the 20th Anniversary of the 1993 Flood, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing communities for the next flood season.
  • The Flood of 1993, 20 years later

    Twenty years ago today the Mississippi River reached its highest point in recorded history on the St. Louis gage. The river was only a few feet from the top of the St. Louis flood wall, and had already overwhelmed many smaller levees throughout the region. The Flood of 1993 claimed dozens of lives, incurred billions of dollars in damages, and forever changed many communities along the river.
  • July

    St. Louis District ranger receives lifetime achievement award

    Lifetime achievement usually refers to the recipient, but in the case of Rachel Garren, her achievements affect the lifetimes of thousands of others. Rachel Garren retired June 28, 2013 as the Interpretative Services and Outreach lead for the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her career with the District began as a student intern at Lake Shelbyville, Ill., and over thirty-one years grew to bring national attention to her skills and educational efforts.
  • November

    Chief of Engineers thanks St. Louis District personnel for quick actions following Hurricane Sandy

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited personnel deployed in response to Hurricane Sandy Nov 3 at the North Atlantic Division Headquarters to express his appreciation for their dedication and quick actions following the storm that devastated the northeast.
  • Lasting partnerships coming together at the confluence of America’s great rivers

    For some visitors, it may appear the concrete and steel chambers jetting into the waters of the Mississippi River at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam seem to divide the river, cutting into the water, separating the channel and creating a barrier for wildlife.