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Engineering Technical Letter on the Use of Paleoflood Information

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued Engineering Technical Letter ETL 1100-2-2 establishing guidance for the appropriate use of paleoflood analyses and information to support USACE hydrology and hydraulics (H&H) decision making.

Paleohydrology describes the evidence of the movement of water and sediment in stream channels before the time of continuous hydrologic records or direct measurements.

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USACE 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released the June 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan, prepared in conjunction with the 2014 USACE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. The plan, prepared at the direction of the USACE Committee on Climate Preparedness and Resilience (CCPR), describes USACE vision, goals and strategic approaches; progress on priority areas; and how USACE plans, integrates, and evaluates measures to adapt to climate change and increase preparedness and resilience.

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USACE Climate Preparedness and Resilience Policy Statement Signed

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), signed in June 2014 a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate Preparedness and Resilience Policy Statement that reaffirms and supersedes the June 3, 2011 Climate Change Adaptation Policy Statement. The updated Policy Statement addresses the new requirements of Executive Order 13653, issued in November 2013. The policy continues to stress the integration of climate change preparedness and resilience planning and actions when undertaking long-term planning, setting priorities and making decisions affecting USACE resources, programs, policies and operations. It also highlights USACE collaboration with internal and external experts to develop and implement plans.

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Procedures to Evaluate Sea Level Change: Impacts, Responses and Adaptation

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) missions, operations, programs and projects must be resilient to coastal climate change effects, beginning with sea level change. USACE has developed a robust approach to sea level change that is flexible enough to incorporate new knowledge and changing conditions.

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New Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice Established

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE has established a new Climate Preparedness and Resiliency Community of Practice (CPR CoP) in the Engineering and Construction CoP.

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New Guidance Available for Incorporating Climate Change Impacts to Inland Hydrology in Civil Works Studies, Designs, and Projects

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released new guidance on how to incorporate climate change information in hydrologic analyses in accordance with the USACE overarching climate change adaptation policy. USACE policy requires consideration of climate change in all current and future studies to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance the resilience of our water-resource infrastructure.

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