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Great Lakes Infrastructure grows $101 million stronger from FY22 Work Plan

Buffalo District
Published May 25, 2022
Stone breakwater next to a barge with a claw.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contractor Ryba Marine Construction Co. repairs 750 feet of the north end of the Buffalo Harbor north breakwater, Buffalo, NY, September 10, 2021. The approximately 2,200 foot Buffalo North Breakwater protects the Erie Basin Marina and entrance to the Erie Basin, federal navigation channel, and coastal shoreline from deep water wave and ice action. (U.S. Army Photo by Jess Levenson)

Sand and an asphalt path along a Lake Erie beach.

Erosion is visible along the sand-lined beach at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, April 5, 2022. To control shoreline erosion of the beach, and to induce the continued growth of it’s Gull Point – a habitat for endangered species – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District nourishes shoreline with new sand each year. (U.S. Army Photo by Avery Schneider)

Piers at the mouth of a river on the Great Lakes.

An aerial view of Rochester Harbor at the mouth of the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y., November 4, 2021. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District maintains the federal navigation channel and structures to ensure the economic vitality of the harbor for New York State and the United States. (U.S. Army Photo by USACE Buffalo District)

Lighthouse at the end of a stone breakwater.

The Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse stands as an active aid to navigation at the end of a 2,000-foot-long breakwater located off the coast of Oswego, New York, May 12, 2022. The breakwater, maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, ensures safe navigation for commercial and recreational vessels travelling on the Great Lakes and the Oswego River. (U.S. Army Photo by Avery Schneider)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District received a total of $101.9 million in the Fiscal Year 2022 Work Plan to complete projects across the District’s area of responsibility.

The FY22 Work Plan funding is in addition to the $99.96 million of FY22 President’s Budget and $24 million of FY22 funding from the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act.

“The Buffalo District team and I are incredibly excited to see these timely and historic investments in our Great Lakes infrastructure. Construction to repair, maintain, and improve federal navigation channels is essential to the economy and the strength of our Nation,” said Lt. Col. Eli Adams, Buffalo District commander. “I am also incredibly proud of our team’s role in clean-up of the Manhattan Project for our communities. We have a monumental level of work ahead, but I’m confident our team is ready to deliver!”

Projects to receive additional funding through the FY 22 Work Plan:

  • Barcelona Harbor Dredging, NY -- $356,000
  • Buffalo Harbor Breakwater Repair, NY -- $3,500,000
  • Cleveland Harbor Engineering & Design, West Pier, OH -- $300,000
  • Huron Harbor Engineering & Design, West Pier, OH -- $300,000
  • Huron Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan, OH -- $150,000
  • Lorain Harbor Engineering & Design, Outer Breakwater, OH -- $300,000
  • Lorain Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan, OH -- $150,000
  • Oswego Harbor Breakwater Repair, NY -- $3,700,000
  • Port Clinton Harbor Engineering & Design, East and West Piers, OH -- $300,000
  • Port Clinton Harbor Sediment Sampling, OH -- $85,000
  • Rochester Harbor Dredging, NY -- $2,400,000
  • Rochester Harbor Engineering & Design, East Pier, NY -- $300,000
  • Toledo Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan, OH -- $150,000
  • Toledo Engineering and Design, Confined Disposal Facility, OH -- $300,000
  • Presque Isle Beach Nourishment, PA -- $1,500,000

Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP)

  • Joslyn Site, IN -- $600,000
  • Guterl Steel Site, NY -- $50,000
  • Niagara Falls Storage Site, NY -- $29,300,000
  • Seaway Site, NY -- $10,000,000
  • Tonawanda Landfill Site, NY -- $50,000
  • Harshaw Site, OH -- $22,800,000
  • Superior Steel Site, PA -- $500,000
  • Luckey Site, OH -- $24,000,000

Additional information regarding the entire Corps of Engineers’ Fiscal Year 2022 Work Plan can be found here:

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The Buffalo District delivers world class engineering solutions to the Great Lakes Region, the Army and the Nation in order to ensure national security, environmental sustainability, water resource management, and emergency assistance during peace and war.

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1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207-3199

Release no. 22-017

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