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As the nation continues to confront the challenges of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has limited access to our offices in the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in downtown Pittsburgh until further notice.
Congratulations to the #USACEChicago District Rio Guayanilla Project Delivery Team for submitting the final Feasibility Report to Headquarters USACE one year ahead of schedule! The team has worked hard to complete the feasibility for this important flood risk management project in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico in 18 months. Chicago District has great people doing great things for the people of our country.
Louisville District's Olmsted Locks and Dam project was recognized as a top ten Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient at the American Society of Civil Engineers OPAL Awards Gala held in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2020. There to represent the project was Olmsted Locks and Dam Project Manager Dewey Rissler, Louisville District Commander Col. Antoinette Gant, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Whittle and the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite.
Chicago District Regulatory Branch does more than issue permits. Last year alone, it completed over 1,700 actions covering permits plus more of what the team does on a daily basis: investigate violations, determine jurisdiction, along with permit compliance inspections and pre-application meetings.
Colonel Paul J. Kremer Deputy Division Commander, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division USACE discusses assessment details March 28, 2020 at the TCF Center in Detroit. Kremer along with, the Detroit District USACE field assessment team, U.S. Army National Guard and other federal and state agencies began evaluating the location for conversion into an alternate care facility. Detroit District USACE also announced on Saturday it has received a verbal mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to construct a large alternate care facility in downtown Detroit.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District engineers conduct a facility assessment in Pennsylvania, March 26, 2020. The assessment examines the site's potential as alternate care facilities for COVID-19 patients. USACE is working with the White House and Department of Defense, as well as Federal, state, and local partners to address possible medical facility shortages across the Nation. USACE is a leader in emergency operations and has unique capabilities and experience in medical facilities construction. The Buffalo District is supporting the Baltimore District with facility assessments as part of a unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District engineers conduct a facility assessment in Pennsylvania, March 26, 2020. The assessment examines the site's potential as alternate care facilities for COVID-19 patients. USACE is working with the White House and Department of Defense, as well as Federal, state, and local partners to address possible medical facility shortages across the Nation. USACE is a leader in emergency operations and has unique capabilities and experience in medical facilities construction. The Buffalo District is supporting the Baltimore District with facility assessments as part of a unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chicago Harbor Lock, located in Chicago and adjacent to Navy Pier, separates the waters of Lake Michigan from the Chicago River and is one of the busiest in the nation.
Kevin Asmus, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regional Rivers Repair Fleet maintenance mechanic, welds channel sections for the fender timbers of the Black Rock Lock gates in Buffalo, NY, March 20, 2020. Buffalo District, Huntington District, and Regional Rivers Repair Fleet (R3F) personnel from fleets moored in Pittsburgh, Nashville and Louisville are working to improve the Black Rock Lock infrastructure and sustain its functionality for future navigation seasons.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District team members assess the Buffalo Convention Center as a potential alternative care facilities, assisting USACE, New York District with assessments across New York State, March 22, 2020. USACE is working with the White House and Department of Defense, as well as Federal, state, and local partners to address possible medical facility shortages across the Nation. USACE is a leader in emergency operations and has unique capabilities and experience in medical facilities construction.
This edition highlights partnership and collaboration, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #6. Content includes commentary from Ms. Stacey Brown, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy Division Chief, discussing the value of partnership and collaboration with our non-federal sponsors on civil works projects. This edition also highlights the successful implementation of a variety of projects and initiatives across the enterprise as a result of partnership and collaboration.

LRD Latest News

Huntington District to close additional day use recreational areas
4/9/2020
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - In the interest of public safety due to COVID-19 concerns, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District...
Water Levels to remain high during seasonal rise
4/7/2020
DETROIT- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that Lakes Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie set new monthly mean water level records for March 2020, which were previously set...
Alternate care facility site construction to begin in Novi, Michigan
4/7/2020
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Detroit District, announces it will begin construction on an alternate care facility in Novi, Michigan as efforts to support the Federal Emergency...
Corps of Engineers releases Bubbly Creek, South Branch Chicago River final integrated feasibility report, environmental assessment for public comment
4/6/2020
CHICAGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District released for public comment today the Bubbly Creek, South Branch Chicago River final integrated feasibility report and...
FORMERLY UTILIZED SITES REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM SEAWAY SITE FIVE-YEAR REVIEW OF SELECTED REMEDY
4/2/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is performing a five-year review of the selected remedy for the Seaway Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Site....

Photos

Maj. Gen. Robert Whittle visits USACE Huntington District.
LRD Commander Maj. Gen. Whittle visits Olmsted Locks and Dam, USACE Louisville District Commander Col. Antoinette Gant.
A group of USACE employees take part in a tour of an underground mine at Mountain Laurel Mine.Mine.
A group of employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers take part in a tour of Bluestone Dam
A group of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees take part in a tour of an underground mine at Mountain Laurel Mine
Gen. Maj. Whittle visits USACE Louisville District Olmsted Lock along with Col. Gant Com.
Major General Whittle visits USACE Huntington District
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division is partnering with the Cincinnati Museum Center to tell the Army Corps of Engineers' story as it relates to the history of the Ohio River and the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.