J. Percy Priest Lake photo with dam in foreground

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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Welcomes New Commander

    Lt. Col. Robert Burnham, a Beaufort, South Carolina native and a veteran of the Afghanistan war, assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District on July 18. Burnham will lead the district's more than 300 team members, responsible for projects in 16 commercial and 19 recreational Great Lakes harbors, leadership of the Radiological Waste Design Center for USACE's Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, operation of the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area and the historic Black Rock Lock, as well as many other roles across a more than 38,000 square mile area of responsibility.
  • Realty specialist selected as February employee of the month

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has selected Mike Berry as the Employee of the Month for February. Berry, a Realty Specialist, was selected for his diligent and impactful work in the Real Estate Office.
  • Critical Repairs on the Way for Great Sodus Bay Breakwater

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $6.7 million contract to Michigan-based Great Lakes Dock & Materials LLC on July 16 for critical repairs to the Great Sodus Bay East Breakwater. The 100% federally funded project marks the largest investment ever in Great Sodus Bay by the Corps of Engineers, ensuring the harbor’s viability and contributions to the local and national economy and protection of some of the area’s best waterfront opportunities.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District Changes Command

    Lt. Col. Wallace W. Bandeff assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District from Lt. Col. Brett Boyle during a Change of Command ceremony at The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, July 16.
  • Connor Foster is continuing his journey and career where it all began

    After spending a summer as a student intern with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District in 2023, Connor Foster was hooked and decided to take his career further and join the Buffalo District as a full-time employee. Connor, a recent graduate from Cleveland State University, spoke more about his experience as an intern and why he decided to come back and join the USACE team.
  • A blast from the past: Pittsburgh District completes first demolition on historic Monongahela River dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District successfully breached the fixed-crest dam at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 using controlled explosives near Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, July 10, 2024.
  • USACE announces the update of the Cecil M. Harden Lake Shoreline Management Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has updated the Shoreline Management Plan for Cecil M. Harden Lake located in Rockville, Indiana. The Cecil M. Harden Shoreline Management Plan has been updated due to USACE assuming sole responsibility of the program, which was previously managed in coordination with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
  • Chickamauga Lock to temporarily close for underwater repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has announced intermittent temporary closures of Chickamauga Lock between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from July 15-19, 2024.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages public to celebrate Independence Day safely

    As the Independence Day holiday approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is urging the public to prioritize safety.
  • First controlled demolition date set for dam on Monongahela River near Elizabeth

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has scheduled July 10 as the first controlled demolition date to remove the fixed-crest dam on the Monongahela River near Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.
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