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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  • August

    Green River Lake becomes temporary paratrooper 'drop zone'

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District park rangers worked with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department to safely cordon off an area within Green River Lake for Kentucky National Guard Soldiers to parachute, Aug. 5, 2023, in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
  • Green River Lake becomes temporary paratrooper 'drop zone'

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District park rangers worked with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department to safely cordon off an area within Green River Lake for Kentucky National Guard Soldiers to parachute, Aug. 5, 2023, in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
  • July

    Annual Maintenance Bulkhead Exercise

    While conducting the annual maintenance bulkhead exercise, access across Sutton Dam to the Jerimiah Carpenter hiking trail was closed. This important exercise enables staff the opportunity to maintain a state of readiness and to test the various pieces of equipment and steps required to complete the process.
  • IWUB checks on progress of Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 21, 2023) – The Inland Waterways Users Board checked on the progress of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project this week as part of its visit to the region for a board meeting in nearby Paducah, Kentucky.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • November

    Hennepin Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, conducted a Lunch and Learn on the Hennepin Canal on October 21 to honor the 115th anniversary of its opening. It was led by Senior Geologist, Tim Flaherty who spent his own time throughout the years conducting research on this historically significant project.
  • October

    New Lock at the Soo: Unlocking the Great Lakes

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District works on unlocking the Great Lakes by providing a much-needed resiliency at the Soo Locks with the construction of the New Lock at the Soo. The New Lock at the Soo will be the same dimensions as the Poe Lock, 1,200 feet long, 110 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Often called the “linchpin” of the Great Lakes navigation system, the Soo Locks are located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan between the upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario. The Soo Locks enable bulk carrier vessels to safely bypass the swift-moving St. Marys River rapids where the water drops 21 feet over bedrock in a three-quarter mile stretch. The St. Marys River is the only connecting waterway between Lakes Superior and the lower Great Lakes. Before the first lock was constructed in 1798, trade canoes had to be unloaded and portaged around the rapids, taking roughly six weeks to complete. Today, the locks operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 42 weeks of the year allowing government, commercial and private vessels to transit safely and more efficiently.
  • August

    Matt Shanks awarded 2022 Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year

    On Thursday, July 28th, LRD Risk Analysis Coordinator working in the Planning and Policy Division, Matt Shanks, was awarded the USACE National Flood Risk Management Program 2022 Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year.
  • July

    Emergency Erosion Protection for Grand River-Bank Street in Painesville, Ohio

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District and the City of Painesville (Lake County), Ohio are partners to keep the west side of the Grand River in place this summer to protect a local road and local public utilities. They signed a Project Partnership Agreement in May 2021 to complete this construction.
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