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Civil Works

Civil Works Mission and Vision: Dedicated to providing quality, responsive service to the nation in peace and war. The Directorate of Civil Works is a major component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Civil Works programs include water resource development activities including flood risk management, navigation, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental stewardship. Our mission also includes emergency response.

  • 2011 Civil Works Programs Customer Satisfaction Report
  • 2011 - 2015 Civil Works Strategic Plan
            - Sustainable Solutions to America's Water Resources Needs
  • The Civil Works Program of the Army Corps of Engineers: A Primer
  • Civil Works Transformation
  • Environmental Operating Principles
  • National Report: Resonding to National Water Resources Challenges
  • Latest News Releases

    Corps of Engineers nears final stage on Roseau, Minn., flood diversion project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reached a major milestone recently when the agency received all of the necessary funds to complete the construction of the Roseau, Minn., flood risk management project.
    Published: 4/18/2014

    Corps of Engineers welcomes navigation season after historic delay

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 2014 Mississippi River navigation season has arrived.
    Published: 4/16/2014

    Wausau, Wis., native receives engineering award

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employee and Wausau, Wis., native, Kurt Heckendorf, was recently selected by the Minnesota Geotechnical Society as its Young Engineer of the Year for 2013.
    Published: 4/15/2014

    Minneapolis locks closed to recreational vessels due to high Mississippi flows

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed its three Twin Cities locks to recreational boats today due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River.
    Published: 4/11/2014