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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

    Mother Nature closes another navigation season on the Upper Mississippi River

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, locked the last tow of the season for the St. Paul, Minn., area today, Nov. 20, because ice conditions on the Mississippi River are becoming difficult for vessels to navigate.
    Published: 11/20/2014

    Corps of Engineers begins winter draw downs of its reservoirs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently started its annual winter draw down of eight of its Minnesota and North Dakota reservoirs.
    Published: 11/14/2014

    St. Paul District employee DeLisa Kviz selected as Outstanding DoD Employee/Service Member with a Disability Award

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Office of the Secretary of Defense recently announced its selection of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employee and Potomac Falls, Va., resident, DeLisa Kviz as the recipient of the Outstanding Department of Defense Employee/Service Member with a Disability Award.
    Published: 11/7/2014