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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 to reopen the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock for short period

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will reopen its Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, located in Minneapolis, to navigation prior to the June 10 mandated closure.
    Published: 2/25/2015

    Corps of Engineers to take annual Lake Pepin ice measurements

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – One of the first signs of spring for the Upper Midwest is here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin taking this year's annual Lake Pepin ice measurements Feb. 18.
    Published: 2/12/2015

    Corps continues Mississippi River Headwaters drawdowns at its reservoirs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues drawing down its Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs in preparation for spring runoff.
    Published: 2/12/2015