More Army Engineers Working Flood Control

On Friday, the USACE public affairs office posted more photos from the St. Louis District’s efforts to control flooding in Missouri.  These photos show work ongoing to secure Wappapello Dam, on the St. Francis River, north of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

St. Louis District Flood Fight

Volunteers assist USACE in Wappapello Lake flood fight

2011 Wappapello Lake Flood Fight

Having swam, boated, and fished Wappapello for much of my youth, I can recall many times the lake was remarkably low due to drought.  But on the other hand I cannot recall the waters reaching this level near the dam.

Yes, the purists will point out that equipment isn’t CARC-painted, tactical, “real Army” stuff.  And yes, many of the workers are DA civilian rates or contractors.  But the operation is part of the Army’s Congressional mandated mission.  There are very competent “green suiters” out there leading from the front.

– Craig.

2 thoughts on “More Army Engineers Working Flood Control”

  1. Some of the most astonishing engineering projects in our country have been conducted under the auspices of the Army Corps of Engineers, and very often under the supervision of relatively junior officers.

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