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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  • May

    LRD teammate earns prestigious award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division is pleased to honor Charles Sawyer, Ph.D., for his remarkable achievement in receiving the American Society of Civil Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • March

    Pittsburgh emergency team simulates its first scenario-driven exercise for local flood response

    As heavy rain hit the Pittsburgh region, waters flooded homes and carried debris across roadways that blocked emergency routes. Quickly, local resources became overwhelmed, and county leaders requested additional aid.
  • July

    Recap: Ohio River Basin Day on the Hill

    On June 13, 2023, the members and leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division joined stakeholders and partners from across the Ohio River Basin for the first Ohio River Basin Day on the Hill in Washington, DC.
  • Headwaters Highlights: Regulators ‘mount up’ to defend waterways and wetlands in Pittsburgh’s watersheds

    Unlike the gun-slinging outlaws of the 1870s bringing violence to the Western frontier in New Mexico, or the Warren G rappers of the 1990s cruising to the Eastside Motel in Los Angeles, today’s regulators “mount up” for a very different reason in the Pittsburgh District.
  • May

    ORBIT stakeholders navigate Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 19, 2023) – The Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour visited western Kentucky this week where stakeholders of the basin highlighted healthy and productive ecosystems, reliable flood risk management, and resilience of the Ohio River waterway system for inland navigation. They also navigated to the Kentucky Lock Addition Project for a construction update and better understanding of how the larger lock will help unlock congested commercial barge traffic.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • April

    Pittsburgh District’s Water Quality team conducts first “spring pulse”

    Millions of gallons of water rushed out of the Kinzua Dam every minute for eight hours straight into the Allegheny River. The outflow caused the Allegheny River to rise by almost two feet. The water pushed out of the dam with massive force, resembling giant firehoses opened to full blast. This water release event was seven years in the making, a perfect storm of conditions that allowed water quality experts to replicate a spring pulse.
  • February

    National Engineers Week: Creating the Future

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District celebrates National Engineers Week by featuring some of our own engineers who specialize in a range of disciplines, from civil design to hydraulics.
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