Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District install a 23-foot-tall concrete shaft enclosure weighing approximately 120,000 pounds as part of the guard wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Nov. 16, 2023.

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  • April

    Salvage operations continue following barge accident

    Salvage Operations continue following a barge accident, which occurred March 28 at McAlpine Locks
  • March

    Roundtables serve stakeholders mega project update

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2023) – Nashville District leaders, engineers and project managers hosted stakeholder roundtables this week to provide updates and an opportunity to visit the district’s two mega construction projects.
  • Lock operators work super safely near mega construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2023) – Operators at navigation locks could easily wear capes for the super work they do to ensure the safety of the public, not to mention employees that maintain these projects in the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. At Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, and Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ongoing mega construction projects to build larger new locks pose additional hazards for these vigilant protectors of people and resources.
  • January

    Maintenance Support Team repairing slot at Watts Bar Lock

    DECATUR, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2023) – The Nashville District’s Maintenance Support Team onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois is repairing the needle-dam-girder beam slot on the downstream end of Watts Bar Lock on the Tennessee River.
  • December

    After 40 years on the water, a change of course

    After 40 combined years of federal service in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, George Brkovich is retiring.
  • Family navigates employment enjoyment with Corps of Engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2022) – There are more than 700 employees that support missions at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. Some of them work alongside family members or are following in the footsteps of their parents because they get job satisfaction from supporting projects that are meaningful and important to the region and nation.
  • October

    Groups navigate Fort Loudoun Lock to learn locking process

    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2022) – Several local groups recently navigated Fort Loudoun Lock to see the lock chamber and learn about the locking process.
  • August

    Gate keepers: Installing new miter gates at New Cumberland requires planning, time, extra measures

    Crewmembers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Medium Capacity Fleet performs repairs at the New Cumberland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Moraine, Ohio.
  • July

    A New Type of Artificial Reef

    Innovation is the key to success in finding balance between the relocation of dredged materials and ecosystem management. The Lorain Harbor Section 204 Project Delivery Team (PDT) completed a Feasibility Study to identify geosynthetic containers (GSCs) as an alternative to beneficially use dredged material from Lorain Harbor for aquatic habitat restoration in the Lorain, Ohio area.
  • Recreational Harbors: A Comprehensive Outlook

    Who doesn’t love getting out on the water with a boat on a hot summer day? We’re lucky in Buffalo to live in a region where we can find water activities every direction we go. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the Nation’s number one federal provider of outdoor recreation and has a focus on public safety. As such, it is crucial that we work with our local partners to maintain the safety of our recreational harbors.
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