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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Extends Campground Closures

    Due to heavy amounts of rain, and the incoming storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District will be extending the period of closure for the campgrounds until June 8, 2020.
  • Mudslide at Philpott Dam

    Heavy rains on Sunday triggered a significant landslide adjacent to, and downstream of Philpott Dam. This landslide damaged the switch house, the transformers area, and the backup generator infrastructure causing the Dam to temporarily lose power.
  • Philpott Dam Spillway Event

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – Early this morning, due to the heavy rainfall over Philpott Lake watershed, the pool of the lake has filled past the crest elevation of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintained/operated spillway of Philpott Dam for the first time in history
  • Statement Regarding Reopening Of Wilmington District Facilities

    During the COVID19 pandemic several of The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District recreational areas at W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir, Falls Lake, B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake, John H. Kerr Reservoir and Philpot Lake have been closed. Several boat ramps and day use areas have since opened, with limited facilities, as conditions permitted.
  • Additional Closures at W Kerr Scott

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District will close remaining recreation areas at W. Kerr Scott effective 0800 on March 27, 2020.
  • Army Corps to restrict public access to facilities

    In the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 concerns, beginning March 18, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, will be restricting public access at the district’s Corps facilities.
  • Cape Fear River Locks and Dams Disposition Study Draft Comment Period Extended

    The Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is extending the comment period on the Cape Fear River Locks and Dams Disposition Study Draft
  • Wilmington District FY 2021 President’s Budget and FY 2020 Work Plan Released

    The President released the budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and the Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan, which includes funding for ongoing projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.
  • Cape Fear River Locks and Dams Disposition Study Draft Release

    Today the US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District (Corps) released a draft study evaluating three alternatives regarding the future of three locks and dams and associated property located along the Cape Fear River.
  • Hurricane Dorian Preparation and Response

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District inspected Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure Beaches following Hurricane Dorian and discovered that the nourishment efforts greatly reduced coastal storm damage.