The Fort Polk Rail System in Fort Polk, Louisiana officially reopened May 1, 2018. The major railroad repair project included rebuilding the subbase, repairs to the surface and alignment, replacing crossties and switch ties, and repairs to the gauge, profile, and rail joints. Despite the many challenges over the five-month construction duration, such as weather delays, the team delivered a quality product on time and within budget.
Fort Polk Rail System reopens
The Fort Polk Rail System in Fort Polk, Louisiana officially reopened May 1, 2018. The major railroad repair project included rebuilding the subbase, repairs to the surface and alignment, replacing crossties and switch ties, and repairs to the gauge, profile, and rail joints. The project required close coordination between Fort Polk, the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center's Chief Technical Advisor for Army Rail and the Kansas City Southern mainline. Despite the many challenges over the five-month construction duration, such as weather delays, the team delivered a quality product on time and within budget.
Sharon Garay Rodríguez (center), Fort Worth District Chief of Construction Division and electrical engineer, serves as the deputy director for the Puerto Rico Power Grid Restoration Program.
Fort Worth District supports Puerto Rico power mission
Sharon Garay Rodríguez (center), Fort Worth District Chief of Construction Division and electrical engineer, serves as the deputy director for the Puerto Rico Power Grid Restoration Program. Before working for USACE, she worked for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in field maintenance and construction of systems.
The Corps team designed six wetland ponds to capture enough runoff to create six wetland plant communities at the heart of the project. Its Frisco partners worked with subdivision developers to obtain sufficient land adjacent to Corps-controlled floodplains. An excavation contractor built berms and water control structures. Biologists actively re-introduced missing or scarce native plants.
New Corps-built wetlands in Frisco
Jon Loxley, program director for the district's Continuing Authorities Program, discusses the more than a hundred species planted in the Frisco wetlands project. They include many aquatic species, such as those seen here at Wetland Cell 4 at the foot of Teel Parkway.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, through a special use permit is allowing the temporary use of approximately 1.70 million gallons of water from Sam Rayburn Reservoir for pipeline testing.
Sam Rayburn Reservoir water to be used for hydrostatic testing
The Fort Worth District, through a special use permit is allowing the temporary use of approximately 1.70 million gallons of water from Sam Rayburn Reservoir for pipeline testing. The water will be used as part of the Index 129-L Sam Rayburn Reservoir Hydrostatic Test Project by Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, Houston, Texas, with test staging starting on November 29. Testing is scheduled to last eight hours and should be complete December 2017.

Zebra Mussels

TPWD Executive Order 12-003:
Zebra Mussels in the Elm Fork tributary of the Trinity River.

The Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department finds that zebraZebra Mussels mussels ("Dreissena polymorpha") present an immediate danger to aquatic species regulated by the department and hereby ORDERS the adoption of emergency rules to contain zebra mussels in all impounded and tributary waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River upstream from the Lewisville dam. The Executive Director authorizes the immediate submission of Notice of Emergency Rulemaking in the "Texas Register".

PDF FileExecutive Order No. 12-003
PDF FileNotice of Emergency Rulemaking
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Fact Sheet
External WebsiteZebra Mussels - TexasInvasives.org
External WebsiteReport Zebra Mussels - TexasInvasives.org
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Tri-Fold Brochure
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Wallet Card
PDF FileZebra Mussel Resource Document - Trinity River Basin, Texas

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ATTORNEY-ADVISER-GENERAL

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $110,283 (GS 14) Excepted Service Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

Supervisory Realty Specialist

Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $110,283 (GS 14) Temporary Promotion • Full-Time This job is open to:

Mechanical Engineer

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $78,482 (GS 12) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

Electrical Engineer

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $78,482 (GS 12) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

SUPERVISORY CIVIL ENGINEER (HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY)

Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $93,325 (GS 13) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

SUPERVISORY CIVIL ENGINEER (HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY)

Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $93,325 (GS 13) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

Program Analyst

Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $54,120 (GS 9) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

PARK MANAGER

Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Multiple Locations Starting at $73,375 (GS 11-12) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

General Attorney

Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $93,325 (GS 13) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to:

ATTORNEY-ADVISER-GENERAL

Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Fort Worth, Texas --> Fort Worth, Texas Starting at $110,283 (GS 14) Permanent • Full-Time This job is open to: