Public Affairs Mission

The Public Affairs Office is the initial contact for the public and the media for information about the Wilmington District and its programs, policies, operations and activities. The Public Affairs Office manages the district's public information, command information, and community relations programs. Public Affairs specialists serve in direct support of the district's outreach programs, each responsible for specific geographic and functional areas. Public Affairs staff members prepare information products for both internal and external audiences. The Public Affairs Office supports the district in a wide variety of other activities including the management of the district's web and digital media presence.


Contact Information and Address

For information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District please call or email the Public Affairs Office;


Our address;

69 Darlington Avenue (just off Market Street)

Wilmington, NC 28403

News Releases

  • 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.