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Don Getty, project manager for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project, describes lock wall and valve operations to Col. Paul Kremer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division acting commander, during a visit inside the project Dec. 6, 2017 in Grand Rivers, Ky. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
Colonel Paul Kremer builds strong understanding of Nashville District construction projects
Don Getty, project manager for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project, describes lock wall and valve operations to Col. Paul Kremer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division acting commander, during a visit inside the project Dec. 6, 2017 in Grand Rivers, Ky.
Soo Boat
Value and History of the Soo Locks Video
The Great Lakes Navigation System and its connectivity is vitally important to the Nation's economy. The Soo Locks remain the critical connection between raw materials and manufacturing for the nation. The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proud to operate and maintain the Soo Locks in service to our nation.
Coastal wetlands are an extremely important component of the Great Lakes ecosystem, providing food, shelter, and breeding grounds for a wide range of fish and wildlife.  Unfortunately, much of the Great Lakes original coastal wetlands have been lost over the last 200 years.  In Lake Ontario, less than 10% of the original coastal wetlands remain.  This documentary tells the story of how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations.
The Story of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project
Coastal wetlands are an extremely important component of the Great Lakes ecosystem, providing food, shelter, and breeding grounds for a wide range of fish and wildlife. Unfortunately, much of the Great Lakes original coastal wetlands have been lost over the last 200 years. In Lake Ontario, less than 10% of the original coastal wetlands remain. This documentary tells the story of how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations.
Water Safety
Water Safety
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and more than 360 million visits per year. Please be careful in and around the water because even strong swimmers drown. Check out this website to find valuable tips and resources that could save your life or the life of someone you care about.

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