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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

    Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

    VICKSBURG, Miss., August 20, 2014 – In a formal change of command ceremony, Brigadier General Peter A. “Duke” DeLuca will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Brigadier General Michael C. Wehr, Friday, August 29. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps' Chief of Engineers, Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, and will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center.
    Published: 8/22/2014

    Environmental Assessment available for public review and comment for proposed Wild Rice Dam Removal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is proposing to remove Wild Rice Dam as a mitigation feature for the proposed Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn., flood risk management project. The flood risk management project could potentially impact fish of the Wild Rice River and removing Wild Rice Dam has been proposed to improve fish movement and reduce potential adverse effects.
    Published: 8/15/2014

    Mendota Heights, Minn., resident selected as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Headquarters in Washington, D.C., recently announced its selection of Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District employee and Mendota Heights, Minn., resident Terry Zien as one of the two recipients of the 2013 Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year Award.
    Published: 8/13/2014