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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. joined the Building Strong Buffalo Podcast for a frank, honest and intriguing discussion about his time as second-in-command of the entire Corps of Engineers, the civilian-military divide, and the past, present, and future of the Buffalo District.
Beginning July 1, 2020, Park Rangers from Detroit District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be stationed outside the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, Minnesota, providing visitor assistance services. Park Rangers will be available 7 days a week, generally between 9 am and 6 pm providing brochures and informational handouts, local tourism information, America the Beautiful National Park Passes, lighthouse stamps, and vessel schedule information. At this time, the Visitor Center will remain closed.
Buffalo District continues repairs to the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The $2.1 million contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C. are anticipated for completion by the end of the 2020 construction season. “The Corps is continually looking for ways to work collaboratively with stakeholders on all of Lake Erie’s harbors,” said Russ Brandenburg, US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior project manager. “The Lorain Harbor repair is a perfect example of how our strong collaboration with the Port of Lorain has resulted in positive benefits through infrastructure improvements for Lake Erie and the public that use it.”
Construction is currently underway at the Chicago Harbor Lock’s North Pier. Repairs will help stabilize the existing crib structure at the North Pier by driving roughly 500 feet of sheet pile on the lake side. The contract also includes installation of tie rods, removal and replacement of concrete slab, and excavation/fill of material. .
PRESS RELEASE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off the Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan revision. The corps is seeking public input about environmental and recreational subjects to consider during the master plan revision process.
The Detroit District floating plant out of Kewaunee, Wisconsin completed repairs to the storm-damaged concrete panels of the Charlevoix South Pier in Charlevoix, Michigan. The broken pre-cast panels were removed and replaced with an updated design with corrugated steel, rebar and cast in place concrete.
Hot off the press! The USA Today annual special edition highlighting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Below you can view a digital version of this publication and learn more about who we are and what we do. Don't forget to check out photos of Buffalo District Hydrologist Michael Voorhees (p46) and Civil Engineer Paul Bijhouwer (Page 3). Also, highlighted in several articles, Detroit District Soo Locks (page 25, 68) featuring quotes from Buffalo District Chief Hydraulics & Hydrology and Water Management Section Keith Koralewski, Detroit District Project Manager Maureen "Mollie" Mahoney and many more!
Louisville District Deputy Chief of Operations, Waylon Humphrey, briefs Maj. Gen. Robert Whittle, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander, during a site tour held June 18, 2020, at Markland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Kentucky.
Work is currently ongoing at the Hobart Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project in Indiana and is 40% complete. The project includes installation of gravity sanitary sewer, small diameter sanitary force main, service connections, and pavement restoration.
Buffalo District continues repairs to the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The $2.1 million contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C. are anticipated for completion by the end of the 2020 construction season. “The Corps is continually looking for ways to work collaboratively with stakeholders on all of Lake Erie’s harbors,” said Russ Brandenburg, US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior project manager. “The Lorain Harbor repair is a perfect example of how our strong collaboration with the Port of Lorain has resulted in positive benefits through infrastructure improvements for Lake Erie and the public that use it.”
A galvanized staircase was installed at Pittsburgh District USACE Shenango River Lake outflow June 19, 2020 to improve access to the shoreline downstream of the dam. Anglers now have an easier and safer path to their favorite fishing spots.
LRD Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr., listens to a brief from Louisville District Deputy Chief of Operations, Waylon Humphrey, during a site tour held June 18, 2020, at Markland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Kentucky.

LRD Latest News

Corps to Host Virtual Meeting on Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan Revision
7/2/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off the Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan revision. The corps is seeking public input about...
National Recreation and Parks Month - USACE Chicago District highlights its three recreation areas
7/1/2020
This month we celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river...
USACE Buffalo District awards contract for seawall repair at LaSalle Park
7/1/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $6.11 million contract to Cold Spring Construction Company, from Akron, NY, on June 25 to repair over 1,300 feet of seawall, which has...
Lt. Col. Eli Adams assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
6/29/2020
Lt. Col. Eli Adams assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Jason Toth Friday...
Pride Month celebrates LGBT community, honors achievements
6/29/2020
Fifty years ago, on June 28, 1970, the first Pride March took place in New York City. That day marked the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a series of demonstrations by members of the gay...

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Buffalo District continues repairs to the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The $2.1 million contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C. are anticipated for completion by the end of the 2020 construction season.

“The Corps is continually looking for ways to work collaboratively with stakeholders on all of Lake Erie’s harbors,” said Russ Brandenburg, US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior project manager. “The Lorain Harbor repair is a perfect example of how our strong collaboration with the Port of Lorain has resulted in positive benefits through infrastructure improvements for Lake Erie and the public that use it.”
Buffalo District continues repairs to the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The $2.1 million contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C. are anticipated for completion by the end of the 2020 construction season.

“The Corps is continually looking for ways to work collaboratively with stakeholders on all of Lake Erie’s harbors,” said Russ Brandenburg, US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior project manager. “The Lorain Harbor repair is a perfect example of how our strong collaboration with the Port of Lorain has resulted in positive benefits through infrastructure improvements for Lake Erie and the public that use it.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. joined the Building Strong Buffalo Podcast for a frank, honest and intriguing discussion about his time as second-in-command of the entire Corps of Engineers, the civilian-military divide, and the past, present, and future of the Buffalo District.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contractors work on the Athol Springs shoreline protection project in Hamburg, NY, June 5, 2020. The project will rebuild the seawall along Route 5 and protect 40,000 motorists each day facing hazardous conditions between Buffalo and the Southtowns due to storms on Lake Erie
Louisville District Deputy Chief of Operations, Waylon Humphrey, briefs Maj. Gen. Robert Whittle, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander, during a site tour held June 18, 2020, at Markland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Kentucky.
Work is currently ongoing at the Hobart Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project in Indiana and is 40% complete.
The project includes installation of gravity sanitary sewer, small diameter sanitary force main, service connections, and pavement restoration.
PRESS RELEASE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off the Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan revision. The corps is seeking public input about environmental and recreational subjects to consider during the master plan revision process.