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  • Ashland 1 Site

    The Ashland 1 (Including Seaway Area D), Ashland 2 and Rattlesnake Creek sites have been successfully remediated under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The sites are located in Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. Radiologically contaminated soils were excavated and shipped offsite. The implemented remedy achieved the degree of cleanup and protection specified in the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ashland 1 (Including Seaway Area D) and Ashland 2 Sites and the Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) for the Rattlesnake Creek Portion of the Ashland Sites for all pathways of exposure. No further response is needed to protect human health and the environment from the project contaminants of concern. All areas of concern have been addressed.
  • Ashland 2 Site

    The Ashland 1 (Including Seaway Area D), Ashland 2 and Rattlesnake Creek sites have been successfully remediated under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The sites are located in Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. Radiologically contaminated soils were excavated and shipped offsite. The implemented remedy achieved the degree of cleanup and protection specified in the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ashland 1 (Including Seaway Area D) and Ashland 2 Sites and the Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) for the Rattlesnake Creek Portion of the Ashland Sites for all pathways of exposure. No further response is needed to protect human health and the environment from the project contaminants of concern. All areas of concern have been addressed.
  • Guterl Steel Site

    The former Simonds Saw and Steel Company, located in Lockport, New York, was contracted by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to conduct work in support of the Nation's early atomic energy and weapons program.
  • Linde Site

    From 1942 to 1946, the former Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide processed uranium ores at its ceramics plant in Tonawanda, New York, under contract to the Manhattan Engineer District (MED). In 1953, the Linde facilities were cleaned to within radioactive guidelines in effect at that time. All of the structures used in processing have since been converted to other commercial and industrial uses.
  • Niagara Falls Storage Site

    Beginning in 1944 the Niagara Falls Storage Site (NFSS) was used by the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) to store radioactive residues and wastes from uranium ore processing. Radioactive wastes and residues continued to be brought to the site for storage until 1952. In 1982 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began cleanup and consolidation of the radioactive wastes and residues in an earthen containment cell constructed on the property, which was completed in 1986.
  • Seaway Site

    The Seaway Site, located in Tonawanda, New York, was operated as a landfill from 1930 to 1993, accepting a variety of municipal, commercial, construction, and industrial wastes. Nearby, in the 1940s, the former Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide processed uranium ores under contract to the Manhattan Engineer District (MED). The mill tailings from the FUSRAP-related activities were transported from the Linde Site to the former Haist Property, now known as the Ashland 1 Site. During the mid-1970's, Ashland Oil constructed oil tanks on the Ashland 1 property. During the construction, materials containing radioactive residues were removed from the area and transported by Ashland Oil to the Seaway landfill and what was the Ashland 2 Site and used as cover or grading material. This material was also placed in what is now known as Seaway Areas A, B and C.
  • Tonawanda Landfill Vicinity Property

    In 1992, the Department of Energy (DOE) designated two properties, a portion of the Town of Tonawanda Landfill and the mudflats area, now known as the North Youngmann Commerce Center, together as a Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) single vicinity property of the Linde Site, which is also located in Tonawanda, New York. The designation was based on the DOE's discovery of radioactive material at the site that appeared to have similar characteristics to material found at other FUSRAP sites. However, no record has been found indicating that the vicinity property was ever involved in past Manhattan Engineer District or Atomic Energy Commission activities.
  • Harshaw Site

    The former Harshaw Chemical Company, located at 1000 Harvard Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, was contracted by the Manhattan Engineer District and later the Atomic Energy Commission to support the Nation’s early atomic weapons program. From 1944 to 1959, various forms of uranium were processed at the Harshaw Site and sent to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for further processing. Based on a request from the State of Ohio and the site owners, the Department of Energy determined that this site should be reviewed for possible inclusion in the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) and on June 3, 1999, referred this action to the Corps of Engineers.
  • Luckey Site

    In 1942, a magnesium processing facility was built at the Luckey Site on U.S. government land. National Lead operated the facility for the U.S. government during World War II until 1945. In 1949, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) built a beryllium production facility at the site where Brush Beryllium Company (later Brush Wellman) produced beryllium oxide, beryllium hydroxide, and beryllium pebbles. Beryl ore is a natural product of the earth and may be excavated with rocks containing varying concentrations of radium-226, thorium-230 and uranium. The chemical processes to extract beryllium also separates other elements, including radium, thorium and uranium. This resulted in products with more concentrated beryllium, and incidentally generated waste streams with enhanced concentrations of radium, thorium and uranium. The products were then shipped to other facilities for further processing.
  • Painesville Site

    The Painesville Site, located in Painesville, Ohio, was a former magnesium production facility, operated by the Diamond Magnesium Company under contract to the Federal Government. From 1951 to 1953, Diamond Magnesium received approximately 1,650 tons of radioactively contaminated scrap steel from the Lake Ontario Storage Area (now the Niagara Falls Storage Site), to be used in the magnesium production process.
  • Superior Steel Site

    The former Superior Steel Site, located in Scott Township, Pennsylvania, processed uranium metal in support of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s (AEC) fuel-element development program from 1952 to 1957. The site was also licensed from 1957 to 1958 to receive thorium metal for processing and shaping. The primary AEC operations performed at the Superior Steel Site consisted of salt bathing, rolling, brushing, shaping, cutting, stamping, and coiling of uranium metal. Records indicate that primarily natural uranium was processed at the site, along with limited amounts of enriched uranium. Recycled uranium from reprocessed spent nuclear fuel may also have been processed on site.
  • Joslyn Manufacturing Site

    The Joslyn Manufacturing Site is located in Fort Wayne, in Allen County, Indiana. From 1943 until 1946, the former Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Company, currently known as the Fort Wayne Steel Corporation, processed uranium billets into metal rods under subcontract with the University of Chicago. Documentation also exists that indicates that Joslyn continued to roll uranium rods until at least 1949 for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The primary operations performed by the former Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. consisted of tempering, hot rolling, quenching, straightening, cooling, grinding, abrasive cutting, waste burning, and threading of natural uranium billets into metal rods.
  • Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (LOOW)

    In 1941 the Department of Defense (DOD) purchased 7,500 acres of land in Niagara County, on which was built the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (LOOW), for the purpose of manufacturing trinitrotoluene (TNT) during World War II. The TNT production, production support, and storage areas were constructed on approximately 2,500 acres. The remaining 5,000 acres, located to the west of the production area, were left undeveloped. During World War II, the Army manufactured TNT for about 9 months at a facility on the site, which included a power plant, hospital, fire department, water supply system, and waste treatment system.
  • Lake Winnebago

    This article provides notices, daily data tables, and charts of temperatures, levels, and flows for Lake Winnebago and connecting rivers.
  • Chicago Area Waterway

    Stages, flows, and basin precipitation for Lake Michigan, Chicago River, Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Little Calumet River, Thorn Creek, Hart Ditch, Fox River, Du Page River, and Kankakee River.
  • Upper Wabash

    Lake reports, lake elevations, tailwater elevations, and precipitation for the Upper Wabash including Roush Lake, Salamonie Lake, and Mississinewa Lake.
  • Algoma Harbor

    Recreational harbor with a project depth of 14 feet for 2,000 feet of maintained channel. Dredged material is placed in an upland site provided by local stakeholders on an as needed basis. This harbor also serves as a harbor of refuge for recreational vessels.
  • Big Suamico River

    Serves as a shallow draft recreational harbor. Project depth is 8 feet throughout. Approximately 3,700 feet of maintained federal channel.
  • Burns Waterway Small Boat Harbor

    Serves as a recreational harbor. Project depth is 11 feet in the approach channel, 10 feet in the inner harbor, and 6 feet in the river channel.
  • Burns Waterway Harbor

    Serves as a commercial harbor. Project depth is 30 feet in the approach channel, 28 feet in the outer harbor, and 27 feet in both harbor arms.
  • Calumet Harbor

    Serves as a commercial harbor. Project depth is 29 feet in the approach channel, 28 feet in the outer harbor, and 27 feet in the main river channel. Approximately 12,153 feet of steel sheet pile and timber crib breakwater structures. The federal navigation channel within the harbor is 4.4 miles long.
  • Chicago Harbor

    Authorized as a commercial harbor. Project depth is 29 feet in the Lake Michigan harbor approach, 28 feet in the outer harbor, and 21 feet to Rush Street.
  • Chicago River

    The project consists of a river navigation channel that is 2.97 miles long at -21.0 ft LWD from Michigan Avenue to North Avenue. A navigation channel approximately 3.7 miles at -9.0 ft LWD deep from North Avenue to Addison Street is also authorized, but not constructed. The project includes a perpetual responsibility for water control and emergency monitoring of the waterways within the Chicago District.
  • Fox River, Wisconsin

    The Fox River extends approximately 40 miles from Lake Winnebago to Green Bay. The project includes 9 dams and 17 locks . These features are maintained for flood control, water supply, and power generation.
  • Green Bay Harbor

    Serves as a deep draft commercial harbor. Project depth is 26 feet for about 11.5 miles upstream from the entrance channel, 24 feet from Grassy Island to 0.5 miles upstream from the mouth of the Fox River, and 22 feet 0.5 miles upstream of the river mouth to 3.3 miles upstream of the river mouth.
  • Indiana Harbor

    Serves as a commercial harbor. Project depth is 29 feet in the approach channel, 28 feet in the turning basin, 27 feet in the outer dock area, and 22 feet within the main and two branch channels.
  • Kenosha harbor

    This harbor is a deep draft commercial harbor that primarily serves recreational users, but also supports transitory barge traffic. Project depth is generally between 25 and 27 feet.
  • Kewaunee Harbor

    This project is a deep draft harbor that primarily serves recreational users, but also supports transitory barge traffic. The project depth throughout the harbor is 20 feet.
  • Michigan City Harbor

    Shallow draft commercial harbor that primarily serves recreational uses. Project depth is 14 feet in the harbor entrance, 12 feet in the outer harbor, 10 feet in turning basin No. 1, 10 feet in Trail Creek from turning basin No. 1 to turning basin No. 2, and 6 feet in Trail Creek from turning basin No. 2 to E. Street.
  • Milwaukee Harbor

    Commercial harbor with project depths of 30 feet in the approach, 28 feet in the entrance channel, 27 feet in a major portion of the south basin, and 21 feet in the north basin. Over 21,000 feet of structures including breakwaters, piers, and revetments.
  • Oconto Harbor

    Serves as a shallow draft harbor primarily serving recreational users. Project depth is 15 feet. Approximately 4,800 feet of federal navigation channels.
  • Pensaukee Harbor

    Serves as a shallow draft recreational harbor. Project depth is 8 feet. Contains nearly one mile of federal navigation channel stretching from the mouth of the Pensaukee River into Lake Michigan.
  • Port Washington Harbor

    Port Washington serves as a deep draft commercial harbor. Project depth is 21 feet at the entrance to the harbor and in the inner channels and 18 feet in the inner basins. Project depths providing access to the marina and launch ramp vary between 8 and 10 feet.
  • Sheboygan Harbor

    Deep draft commercial harbor with 4,000 linear feet of federal channel. Authorized project depth is 25 feet in the entrance channel, 21 feet in the inner harbor channel and turning basin up to the 8th Street bridge, and 15 feet upstream of the 8th Street bridge.
  • Sturgeon Bay Lake Michigan Ship Canal

    Serves as a deep draft commercial ship canal with 8.5 miles of federal channel. Authorized project depths of 22 to 23 feet in the entrance channel and canal; 20 feet in the turning basin at Sturgeon Bay.
  • Washington Island

    Consists of two recreational harbors: Detroit Harbor and Jackson Harbor. The project depth of Detroit Harbor is 14 feet, and the project depth of Jackson Harbor is 12 feet. There are approximately 4,000 feet of maintained federal channel.
  • Waukegan Harbor

    Serves as a deep draft commercial harbor. Project depth is 22 feet in the Lake Michigan harbor approach and 18 feet in the channel.
  • ANS Frequently Asked Question

    Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat are you doing to prevent the spread of Asian carp?The Corps is committed to sustaining our water resources and protecting our natural treasures, our Great Lakes.The Corps is a member of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, which is comprised of various federal and state agencies with niche roles and
  • ANS Electrofishing Fact Sheet

    OverviewElectrofishing is a monitoring tool that uses a pulsed direct current electric field, emitted from a boat mounted generator powered pulser to temporarily stun fish. The fish can then be collected via dip net to allow biologists the opportunity to identify species.  Electrofishing is used by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee’s
  • ANS Acoustic Telemetry Fact Sheet

    OverviewTelemetry is an automated communications process used to collect data remotely by a monitoring system.  The Chicago District Telemetry Monitoring Project implants fish with individually-coded, ultrasonic transmitters in the Upper Illinois Waterway (IWW) and Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS) to track patterns of fish activity. Transmitted
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species

    Aquatic nuisance species are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species or the ecological stability of infested waters, or commercial, agricultural, aquacultural or recreational activities dependent on such waters. See Section 1003(2) of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, 16 U.S.C. § 4702(1) (2010).
  • Lockport Lock

    Opened in 1933, Lockport Lock & Dam is 35 miles downstream of T.J O’Brien Lock & Dam. The facility is a unit of the Inland Waterway Navigation System and is one of eight such facilities between Chicago and Versailles, Illinois. The lock is 110 feet wide by 600 feet long. Maximum vertical lift is 42.0 feet; the average lift is 39 feet.
  • T.J. O'Brien Lock

    The T.J. O’Brien Lock and Controlling Works is located at the entrance to Lake Michigan (River Mile 326.0), Calumet River, in Chicago, Illinois. The facility is a unit of the Inland Waterway Navigation System and is one of nine such facilities between Chicago and Versailles, Illinois.
  • Chicago Harbor Lock

    The Chicago Harbor Lock is located in the city of Chicago – adjacent to Navy Pier – and separates the waters of the Lake Michigan basin from the Chicago River.
  • Fox River Connectivity & Habitat Study, IL

    The Fox River Connectivity and Habitat Study Area includes a reach of 10 dams from Algonquin in McHenry County to the Montgomery Dam in Kane County.
  • Chicago District Locks

    The Chicago District operates three locks within our district footprint, the Chicago Lock, The Lockport Lock, and the T.J. O'Brien Lock.
  • Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting Program

    The diversion of water from the Lake Michigan watershed is of major importance to the Great Lakes states and to the Canadian province of Ontario. The states and province that border the Great Lakes have concerns with both diversions during periods of low lake levels, as well as the long term effects of diversion. To insure that the concerns of these interested parties are considered, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been given the responsibility for the accounting of flow that is diverted from the Lake Michigan watershed.
  • Calumet Harbor Dredging

    A Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) was approved in September 2020 that identified vertical expansion of the current facility as the lowest cost, environmentally acceptable alternative for managing dredged sediment for the next 20 years.
  • Calumet Region Enviromental Infrastructure

    This project provides technical planning, design and construction assistance to non-federal interests who have environmental infrastructure needs across Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter Counties, Indiana.
  • Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) Dispersal Barriers

    The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) is a man-made waterway that connects the Chicago and the Des Plaines Rivers forming an aquatic connection between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River basin. Dispersal barriers were constructed to generate an in-water electric field to prevent the spread of invasive fish species between these watersheds.
  • Chicago Shoreline

    The project non-federal sponsors are required to complete the remaining two segments of the project, Morgan Shoals (45th to 51st Street) and Promontory Point segment (54th to 56th Streets), with Corps oversight at their expense to fulfill their obligations under the existing PCA. However, WRDA 2022 language directs the Corps to cost share the Locally Preferred Plan for those two remaining segments.
  • Chicago Shoreline General Reevaluation Report

    This project will address significant coastal storm damage experienced along at-risk reaches of the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The study will reevaluate the remaining unconstructed components of the authorized project and other coastal storm damage risk including portions of Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan Road, South Water Purification Plant, and La Rabida Children’s Hospital.
  • Chicago Waterways Restoration Framework Plan

    In April 2019, USACE received a request under the Planning Assistance to States authority to assist the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) in updating and expanding physical and social data on the inland waterways. Given the input from the River Ecology and Governance Task Force, DPD requested assistance in developing a comprehensive planning framework for the Chicago waterways. USACE and DPD invited the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC), and the Chicago Park District (CPD) to join the partnership, starting a robust collaboration to develop the Chicago Waterways Restoration Framework Plan.
  • Northerly Island

    The project area is a 91-acre peninsula found on the shores of Lake Michigan. The project restoration was primarily on the south side of the island and encompasses approximately 40 acres of land.
  • Santiago Creek

    The purpose of the SARMP, including the Santiago Creek component, is to provide flood risk reduction to areas susceptible to flooding within the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange. The need for the project is due to significant flooding along the Santa Ana River – including Santiago Creek – within Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in California, which has been documented since at least 1897.
  • Thornton Reservoir

    The Thornton Reservoir significantly reduces overland and basement flooding by protecting 35,090 structures. It also improves the quality of area waterways by significantly reducing the backflow of untreated sewage into Lake Michigan and by storing combined sewer overflow during floods before release to the Calumet wastewater treatment plant. The original 14,600 acre-feet reservoir was increased by 9,600 acre-feet to a total volume of 24,200 acre-feet (7.9 billion gallons) for the new “composite” reservoir.
  • Floodplain Management Services Program

    Most people know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds water resource projects, like dams and levees. Not so well known; however, is that the Corps also provides assistance to help states, eligible Native American Tribes, and local governments prepare their own plans and initiate their own actions to manage water and related land resources.
  • Water Management - Chicago Area Waterway

    Chicago Area Waterway Stages and Flows
  • Grand Marais Harbor, Minnesota

    Grand Marais Harbor, Minnesota is located on the north shore of Lake Superior, about 110 miles northeast of Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Grand River, Michigan

    The Grand River is part of the Grand Haven Harbor, MI project.
  • New Lock at the Soo

    The Soo Locks facility, operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is the district’s largest project and is located on the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan along the Canadian border. Approximately 80 million tons of commercial commodities pass through the Soo Locks every year. The New Lock at the Soo is being built in the footprint of the existing Sabin Lock, the northern most lock of the four on the Soo Locks facility, opened in 1919. The construction program, which includes improvements to the northern approach channel, is occurring in three phases of work. 
  • Black River, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

    Black River Harbor, Michigan is located at the mouth of the Black River on the south shore of Lake Superior 39 miles westerly from Ontonagon, MI, and 47 miles easterly from Ashland, WI.
  • Bolles Harbor, Michigan

    Bolles Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Erie, at the mouth of La Plaisance Creek, 7 miles southwest of Monroe, Michigan.
  • Caseville Harbor, Michigan

    Caseville Harbor, Michigan is located at mouth of the Pigeon River on the south shore of Saginaw Bay about 17 miles southwest of Port Austin, MI.
  • Cedar River Harbor, Michigan

    Cedar River Harbor, Michigan is located on Green Bay off of Lake Michigan, about 25 miles northwest of Menominee, MI.
  • Lake St Clair, Michigan

    The Channels in Lake St. Clair, Michigan, a section of Great Lakes Connecting Channels, is a two-way vessel track with a length of about 15 miles located in the expansive shallow basin of Lake St. Clair.
  • Charlevoix Harbor, Michigan

    Charlevoix Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 276 miles northeasterly from Chicago, IL, and 75 miles northerly from Frankfort, MI.
  • Chippewa Harbor, Michigan

    Chippewa Harbor is located in Isle Royale, MI in Keweenaw County (National Park) on Lake Superior.
  • Clinton River, Michigan

    Clinton River, Michigan has its sources in Oakland County, Michigan, flows easterly about 60 miles and empties into Anchor Bay in northwestern part of Lake St. Clair.
  • Cornucopia Harbor, Wisconsin

    Cornucopia Harbor, Wisconsin is located at the mouth of the Siskiwit River on the south shore of Lake Superior, 49 miles east from Duluth, MN.
  • Eagle Harbor, Michigan

    On the south shore of Lake Superior on the North Face of Keweenaw Point, 31 miles northeasterly from the Upper Entrance of Keweenaw Waterway.
  • Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan

    Grand Traverse Bay Harbor, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior, at the mouth of the Traverse River on the eastern shore of Keweenaw Bay, about 20 miles northeasterly from the Portage Entry to the Keweenaw Waterway.
  • Hammond Bay Harbor, Michigan

    Located on the western shore of Lake Huron, about 30 miles southeast of the Straits of Mackinac.
  • Harrisville Harbor, Michigan

    Harrisville Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Huron, 20 miles north of Oscoda and 30 miles south of Alpena.
  • Inland Route, Michigan

    The Inland Route, Michigan is a series of interconnected lakes and streams stretching across the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and extends from Conway near Lake Michigan to Cheboygan on Lake Huron; a distance of 35 miles.
  • Kawkawlin River, Michigan

    Kawkawlin River is located on the south shore of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, 16 miles north of Saginaw, MI. Authorization: Section 13 of the 1946 Flood Control Act (FCA) - (Section A); and authority assigned to the Chief of Engineers in section 205 of the 1948 Flood Control Act – (Section B); As amended by Section 837, WRDA 1986.
  • Knife River Harbor, Minnesota

    Located on the north shore of Lake Superior about 18 miles northeast of Duluth, MN. Shallow draft recreational harbor with 8 and 10 foot project depths.
  • La Pointe Harbor, Wisconsin

    Shallow draft recreation harbor with a 10 foot project depth.
  • Lac La Belle Harbor, Michigan

    Located in the northeastern tip of thye Keweenaw Peninsula off the shore of Lake Superior. Shallow draft recreation harbor with project depths of 10 and 12 feet.
  • Leland Harbor, Michigan

    Leland Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Carp River, about 40 miles north of Frankfort, Michigan and 40 miles southwest of Charlevoix, Michigan.
  • Les Cheneaux Islands, Michigan

    Shallow draft recreational harbor with a 7 foot project depth.
  • Lexington Harbor, Michigan

    Lexington Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Huron, about 20 miles north of Port Huron, Michigan.
  • Mackinac Island Harbor, Michigan

    Mackinac Island Harbor is a recreational harbor located on the southeast side of Mackinac Island, which lies just east of the Straits of Mackinac, the connecting waterway between Lakes Michigan and Huron.
  • Mackinaw City Harbor, Michigan

    Shallow draft recreational harbor.
  • Manistique Harbor, Michigan

    Manistique Harbor, Michigan is located on the north shore of Lake Michigan, 135 miles northeasterly from Green Bay Harbor, WI, and 220 miles northerly from Milwaukee, WI.
  • Port Austin Harbor, Michigan

    Shallow draft recreation harbor located on Lake Huron at the tip of the thumb of Michigan, about 80 miles northeast of Saginaw, MI.
  • Port Sanilac Harbor, Michigan

    Port Sanilac Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Huron, about 30 miles north of Port Huron, Michigan.
  • Port Wing Harbor, Wisconsin

    Port Wing Harbor, Wisconsin is located on the south shore of Lake Superior, about 34 miles easterly from Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Portage Lake Harbor, Michigan

    Portage Lake Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Michigan, about 186 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois, and about 37 miles northerly from Ludington, Michigan.
  • Saginaw River, Michigan

    Saginaw River, Michigan is formed by union of the Tittabawassee and Shiawassee Rivers, 22 miles long, and flows northerly into the extreme inner end of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.
  • Saugatuck Harbor, Michigan

    Saugatuck Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, about 90 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois and 22 miles northerly from South Haven, Michigan.
  • Saxon Harbor, Wisconsin

    Authorized by River and Harbors Act of 1958. Provides for east and west breakwaters, and outer channel 10 feet deep, and inner basin and side channel 8 feet deep.
  • Sebewaing River, Michigan

    Sebewaing River is located on Saginaw Bay in the thumb of Michigan, on the west shore of Lake Huron, about 20 miles northeast of the mouth of the Saginaw River. Michigan,
  • Silver Bay Harbor, Minnesota

    Silver Bay Harbor is a Minnesota DNR Harbor.
  • South Haven Harbor, Michigan

    South Haven Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 77 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois, and 24 miles northerly from St. Joseph, Michigan.
  • St. James Harbor, Beaver Island, Michigan

    St. James Harbor, Beaver Island, Michigan is located in St. James Bay on Beaver Island, Michigan in Lake Michigan, about 31 miles northwesterly from Charlevoix, Michigan.
  • St Marys River, Michigan

    The St. Marys River, Michigan is a Great Lakes connecting channel about 63 miles long, flowing southeasterly between the State of Michigan and Province of Ontario, Canada, from the eastern end of Lake Superior into northern end of Lake Huron.
  • Taconite Harbor, Minnesota

    Taconite Harbor is a Minnesota DNR Harbor.
  • Tawas Bay Harbor, Michigan

    On the northeasterly portion of Saginaw Bay, an arm of Lake Huron, adjacent to Tawas, Michigan. Authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 13 August 1968.
  • White Lake Harbor, Michigan

    White Lake Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, about 120 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois, and 45 miles southerly from Ludington, Michigan.
  • Whitefish Point Harbor, Michigan

    Whitefish Point is located on the south shore of Lake Superior 40 miles northwesterly from Sault St. Marie, Michigan and 53 miles easterly from Grand Marais.
  • Arcadia Harbor, Michigan

    Arcadia Harbor is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 193 miles northeasterly from Chicago, IL. and 15 miles northerly from Manistee, MI.
  • AuSable Harbor, Michigan

    Au Sable Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Huron, 8 miles north of Au Sable Point, northeast limit of Saginaw Bay.
  • Bayport Harbor, Michigan

    Bay Port Harbor, Michigan is located on Wild Fowl Bay on the east shore of Saginaw Bay about 10 mile south of Caseville, MI.
  • Bayfield Harbor, Wisconsin

    Located on the south shore of Lake Superior, 85 miles east of Duluth, MN.
  • Belle River, Michigan

    Authorized project depths are 14 feet and 15 feet.
  • Soo Locks

    The Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan are among the busiest lock systems in the world. Owned, operated, and maintained by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The locks are a National Historic Landmark and is also a current Corps of Engineers Mega Project site.
  • Big Bay Harbor, Michigan

    Big Bay Harbor, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior, 33 miles northwesterly from Marquette, Michigan, and 38 miles easterly from the Portage entry to the Keweenaw Waterway.
  • Black River, Port Huron, Michigan

    The Black River has its source in the northern part of Sanilac County, MI, is about 60 miles long, and flows in a southeasterly direction into the St. Clair River at Port Huron, MI.
  • Alpena Harbor, Michigan

    Alpena Harbor is located at mouth of the Thunder Bay River which empties into Thunder Bay, Lake Huron. The harbor is 100-miles southeast of Cheboygan Harbor, Mich.
  • Ashland Harbor, Wisconsin

    Ashland Harbor is located at the head of Chequamegon Bay, on the south shore of Lake Superior, about 65 miles east of Duluth, MN.
  • Cheboygan Harbor, Michigan

    Cheboygan Harbor, Michigan is located at the mouth of the Cheboygan River, which empties into western Lake Huron about 16 miles southeast of the Straits of Mackinac Bridge.
  • Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota and Wisconsin

    Duluth-Superior Harbor, MN. & WI. is located at the extreme western end of Lake Superior. The cities of Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, are on the north and south sides, respectively.
  • Two Harbors, Minnesota

    Two Harbors, Minnesota is located on the north shore of Lake Superior, 27 miles northeasterly from Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Ontonagon Harbor, Michigan

    Ontonagon Harbor, Michigan is located about 140 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota, on the south shore of Lake Superior, at mouth of the Ontonagon River.
  • Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan

    The Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan is located on Lake Superior across the Keweenaw Peninsula in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The west entrance is 169 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Presque Isle Harbor, Michigan

    Presque Isle Harbor, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior at Marquette, Michigan. It is an indentation about 1.5 miles long and one-half mile wide in shore behind Presque Isle Point.
  • Marquette Harbor, Michigan

    Marquette Harbor, Michigan is located in Marquette Bay on the south shore of Lake Superior, 160 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and 265 miles east from Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Grand Marais Harbor, Michigan

    Grand Marais Harbor, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior, 93 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
  • Little Bay De Noc, Michigan

    Little Bay De Noc, Gladstone Harbor and Kipling, Michigan is located in Lake Michigan at the northern end of Green Bay, about 100 miles northeast of the City of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • St. Joseph Harbor, Michigan

    St. Joseph Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 60 miles easterly from Chicago, Illinois, and 24 miles southerly from South Haven, Michigan.
  • Holland Harbor, Michigan

    Holland Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan 95 miles northeasterly from Chicago, IL, and 23 miles southerly from Grand Haven, MI.
  • Grand Haven Harbor, Michigan

    Grand Haven Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 108 miles northeasterly from Chicago, IL, and 23 miles northerly from Holland, MI.
  • Muskegon Harbor, Michigan

    Muskegon Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 114 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois, and 80 miles easterly from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Ludington Harbor, Michigan

    Ludington Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 156 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois, and 67 miles northerly from Grand Haven, Michigan.
  • Manistee Harbor, Michigan

    Manistee Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 179 miles northeasterly from Chicago, IL, and 26 miles northerly from Ludington, Michigan.
  • Frankfort Harbor, Michigan

    Frankfort Harbor is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 204 miles northeasterly from Chicago, IL, and 28 miles northerly of Manistee, MI.
  • Grays Reef Passage, Michigan

    Gray's Reef Passage, Michigan is located between Gray's Reef and Vienna Shoal, in the northeasterly end of Lake Michigan, lying easterly of Beaver, Fox and Manitou Islands.
  • Channels in Straits of Mackinac, Michigan

    Located between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
  • Harbor Beach Harbor, Michigan

    Harbor Beach Harbor, Michigan is located on the west shore of Lake Huron about 60 miles north of Port Huron, Michigan.
  • St Clair River, Michigan

    The St. Clair River, Michigan is a 40-mile long section of Great Lakes Connecting Channels, which flows southerly from Lake Huron and discharges into Lake St. Clair.
  • Rouge River, Michigan

    Rouge River, Michigan rises in Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan. The river is 30 miles long, flows southeasterly through Wayne County, and joins the Detroit River at the westerly limit of the City of Detroit. The navigation channel is located on the lower 2 ½ miles of the river.
  • Detroit River, Michigan

    The Detroit River, Michigan is one of the Great Lakes Connecting Channels. It is 31 miles long, flowing south from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
  • Monroe Harbor, Michigan

    Monroe Harbor, Michigan is located on the lower reach of River Raisin, which empties into Lake Erie and is 36 miles south of Detroit, Michigan.
  • McQuade Harbor, Minnesota

    McQuade Harbor is a Minnesota DNR Harbor.
  • Menominee Harbor, Michigan and Wisconsin

    Menominee Harbor, Michigan & Wisconsin is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Menominee River on the western shore of Green Bay, 16 miles northwest of the mouth of Sturgeon Bay, and 49 miles northeast of Green Bay Harbor, about 155 miles from Milwaukee via Sturgeon Bay Harbor and the Lake Michigan Ship Canal.
  • New Buffalo Harbor, Michigan

    New Buffalo Harbor, Michigan is located at the mouth of the Galien River on the southeast shore of Lake Michigan in Berrien Country, about 45 miles easterly from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Pentwater Harbor, Michigan

    Pentwater Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 146 miles northeasterly from Chicago, Illinois and 14 miles southerly from Ludington, Michigan.
  • Petoskey Harbor, Michigan

    Petoskey Harbor, Michigan is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan about 50 miles south of the Straits of Mackinac.
  • Pine River, Michigan

    Authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 3 June 1896. Provides for a channel 100 feet wide and 14 feet deep.
  • Point Lookout Harbor, Michigan

    Point Lookout Harbor, Michigan is located at the Au Gres River on the westerly shore of Lake Huron at the entrance to Saginaw Bay, about 17 miles northeast of the mouth of the Saginaw River.
  • USACE Environmental Operating Principles

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Environmental Operating Principles (EOPs) were developed to ensure that USACE missions include totally integrated sustainable environmental practices. The EOPs provided corporate direction to ensure the workforce recognizes USACE's role in, and responsibility for, sustainable use, stewardship, and restoration of natural resources across the nation and, through the international reach of its support missions.
  • Great Lakes Confined Disposal Facilities

    A confined disposal facility, or CDF, is a structure planned and designed to receive sediments dredged from a navigation channel and safely contain the contaminants, preventing their reentry into the waterway or lake.
  • Belleville Locks and Dam

    The Huntington District is home to the Belleville Locks and Dam located on the Ohio River at mile 204. Belleville Locks sit 203.9 miles below Pittsburgh, PA, and 0.5 miles below Belleville, WV. The two navigation locks are located on the right bank (Ohio side) of the river. The upper pool maintained above the dam extends upstream for a distance of 42.2 miles to Willow Island Dam.
  • Fishtrap Lake

    After extensive field studies and cost estimates were made, Congress appropriated funds. Construction began in February 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the project on October 26, 1968. The dam, built of native rock with a clay waterproof core, is 195 feet high and 1,000 feet long.
  • Grayson Lake

    The impounded waters of the Little Sandy River form the 1,510 acre, 20-mile long Grayson Lake. Narrow and winding, the lake's scenic cliffs range from 30 to 200 feet high above the lake surface. The magnificently sculptured cliffs have a smooth, contoured surface enhanced by centuries of weathering.
  • Paintsville Lake

    Paintsville Lake is a total of 1,139 surface acres. The US Army Corps of Engineers owns a total of 13,156 acres of land surrounding the lake with 57 miles of shoreline. The lake is approximately 18 miles in length.  Paintsville Lake gleams like a jewel in the crown of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the
  • Yatesville Lake

    Yatesville Lake is located entirely in Lawrence County, Kentucky, on Blaine Creek; a tributary of the Big Sandy River. It was built under the Flood Control Act of 1965. The dam is rockfill, with a central impervious core and founded on rock. The length of the lake and boatable arms is 20.6 miles upstream from the dam and 18.1 miles upstream from where it flows into the Big Sandy River.
  • Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam

    Meldahl Locks and Dam are located at mile 436 of the Ohio River in Felicity. Estimated construction $74,082,900.
  • Greenup Locks and Dam

    The locks were open to navigation in 1962. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replaced a set of aging gates at the Greenup Locks and Dam in 2012 at a cost of approximately $12 million.
  • Racine Locks and Dam

    Two parallel locks, main lock 1200' by 110', auxiliary lock 600' by 110', miter service gates, vertical-lift emergency gates. Non-navigable, high-lift, gated dam, top length of 1,173'. Eight tainter gates, clear span 110' between 15' intermediate piers and 16' end piers, damming height 32' above sills, clearance above maximum high water when fully raised approximately 5'. The hydropower unit is completed.
  • Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam

    Non-navigable, high-lift, gated dam, top length of gated section 1,132'. Eight roller gates, clear span 125'-6 between 16-foot piers, damming height of 29'- 6' above sills.
  • Willow Island Locks and Dam

    AuthorityRiver and Harbor Act of 3 March 1909, Sixtieth Congress, 2nd Session.CostEstimated construction $76,520,800.DamNon-navigable, high-lift, gated dam, top length 1,128' including 111-foot fixed weir with 84-foot open crest. Eight tainter gates, clear span 110' between piers, damming height 26' above sills, clearance above maximum high water
  • London Locks and Dam

    Dam Non-navigable, gated dam, top length 557'-5-1/2 . Five roller gates, spanning 100'-3'1/2' between piers. Damming height, 26'. Easements Of an estimated 203 acres in the project, approximately 8 acres fee required for the lock site, 6 acres fee for the abutment site, and flowage easements or other lesser interests over the remaining area.
  • Marmet Locks and Dam

    The locks were opened in 1933 and the dam was completed in 1934. A project to repair and expand the Marmet Locks and Dam was completed in 2008. Marmet Locks and Dam are a key component of the transportation infrastructure linking the Kanawha Valley, an important chemical and coal producing area, to its raw materials supply and product markets.
  • Winfield Locks and Dam

    Dam Non-navigable, gated dam, top length 676'-9 . Six roller crest gates and one tainter gate, spanning 100'-3 1/2" between piers. Damming height 28'. Easements Of an estimated Easement Acreage of 1,243 acres for the project, approximately 315.53 acres fee required for the lock site, 15 acres fee for the abutment site, 4.33 acres for recreation site, and flowage easements or other lesser interests over the remaining area.
  • Dewey Lake

    Dewey Lake is part of the integrated flood reduction system operated by the Corp of Engineers for the entire Ohio River Basin. When the lakes in this system are operated as a vast storage system, flood crests along the Ohio can be significantly reduced. Construction of Dewey Dam began in 1946 and was completed in 1949.
  • Ohio River Locks and Dams Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of updating the Regional Master Plan for six of the locks and dams located on the Ohio River to include Meldahl Locks and Dam, Greenup Locks and Dam, Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dams, Racine Locks and Dam, Belleville Locks and Dam and Willow Island Locks and Dam. Normally, USACE would conduct a face-to-face public workshop to announce the start of the revision and to request comments from the public. However, precautions associated with the COVID-19 virus have made it necessary to conduct the public involvement process online instead of hosting a face-to-face workshop.
  • Beech Fork Lake & East Lynn Lake Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the public involvement phase of the Beech Fork Lake & East Lynn Lake projects Regional Master Plan revision. This stage is to inform the public of the revision process and receive public input. Huntington District is providing an online public participation presentation to inform and receive public input to begin the process of revising the master plan.
  • Bluestone Lake Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the public involvement phase of the Bluestone Lake Master Plan revision. This stage is to inform the public of the revision process and receive public input. Huntington District is providing an online public participation presentation to inform and receive public input to begin the process of revising the master plan.
  • Burnsville & Sutton Lake Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the public involvement phase of the Burnsville Lake & Sutton Lake projects Regional Master Plan revision. This stage is to inform the public of the revision process and receive public input. Huntington District is providing an online public participation presentation to inform and receive public input to begin the process of revising the master plan.
  • Dillon Lake and Tom Jenkins Dam Regional Master Plan

    A master plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of recreation, natural and cultural resources at Corps reservoirs now and into the future. A master plan provides a classification to the land and water areas at a reservoir that will dictate what type of uses can or cannot occur in a particular area.
  • John W. Flannagan Lake & North Fork of Pound River Lake Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is providing an online public participation presentation to inform and receive public input to begin the process of revising the master plan for the John W. Flannagan & North Fork of Pound River Lake projects as a Regional Master Plan.
  • Paintsville Lake Regional Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the 30 day review and comment period of the Paintsville Lake project Regional Master Plan revision. This stage is to receive final comments from Stakeholders, the Public, Tribal Nations and other Agencies. The final draft of the Master Plan is linked under the Related Files header below, as well as a slide presentation showing the current status and future actions.
  • Paint Creek Lake & Deer Creek Lake Regional Master Plan

    The current Master Plan at Paint Creek Lake was published in June 1985, and in June 1984 for Deer Creek Lake. The master plans do not comply with USACE guidance regarding master plans are in need of revision. Changes have occurred over time and need to be captured to reflect the current and future management of the projects. The current master plans and land classifications are in need of revision to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy.
  • Muskingum River Basin Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the public involvement phase of the Muskingum River Basin Master Plan revision. This stage is to inform the public of the revision process and receive public input. Huntington District is providing an online public participation presentation to inform and receive public input to begin the process of revising the master plan.
  • Zoar Levee and Diversion Dam

    United States Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District (District), is maintaining this website to provide updates and information on planned repairs to Zoar Levee and Diversion Dam, in accordance with the Programmatic Agreement (PA) among the District, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Ohio State Historic Preservation Office. Zoar Levee and Diversion Dam, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio has been assigned a Dam Safety Action Classification 3 – Moderate Urgency for action project because the potential consequences to Zoar Village National Historic Landmark District are unacceptable.
  • Bluestone Dam, Dam Safety Assurance Mega-Project

    Bluestone Dam began operations in 1949 and is located in West Virginia in Summers County approximately one and a half miles upstream of the City of Hinton. The dam is a conventional concrete gravity dam measuring nearly a 0.5 mile long and 165 feet tall. Bluestone Dam is a multi-purpose project.  To learn more about Bluestone Dam, please scroll
  • Dickenson County Non-structural Flood Damage Reduction Project (Section 202)

    The Dickenson County Non-structural Flood Damage Reduction Project consists of voluntary floodproofing, relocations, floodplain acquisitions and demolition of structures, authorized under the Section 202 of the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1981. Section 202 was authorized by the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1981 and amended by Section 105 of the Energy and Water Development Act, 1997, as a response to flooding in the Tug and Levisa Fork basins.
  • Jenkins House

    The Robert C. Byrd Dam Replacement Project (RC Byrd Project) was authorized under Section 301(a) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 with funds appropriated by the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985. The project resulted in two additional lock chambers to the original dam structure, and efforts to mitigate the environmental impacts.
  • Buchanan County Section 202 Project

    The primary components of the project include school relocations; an Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP); and a voluntary floodproofing and floodplain evacuation program. The Buchanan County Career and Technical Center (BCCTHLC) qualifies for a floodproofing Ring wall around the facility and USACE Huntington District completed the Design Documentation Report (DDR) in November 2019.
  • Portsmouth Local Protection Project

    The Portsmouth segment of the Portsmouth/New Boston Local Protection Project is located in Scioto County, Ohio, on the right descending bank of the Ohio River at the mouth of the Scioto River, near Ohio River Mile 355.
  • Pike Levisa Detailed Project Report

    his Section 202 Flood Damage Reduction Project encompasses the areas located along the mainstem of the Levisa Fork in Pike County, Kentucky including all tributaries in the county that experienced flooding in April 1977. The local sponsor is the Pike County Fiscal Court and the cost-share percentage is 95% Federal and 5% non-Federal.
  • Lower Mud River

    The City of Milton, West Virginia, has a history of flooding dating back to the early 1900s. Several large record flood events have caused public safety issues and economic damage over the years. The need for flood risk management along the Mud River was identified many years ago and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) completed a study of flooding in the watershed in 1993. NRCS’s recommended plan focused primarily on urban flooding around Milton.
  • Flowage Easements

     How it all beganThe Great Flood of 1913 (March 23-March 26)A Few Key Points Death Toll estimated at 650 250,000+ people left homeless 40,000 + homes destroyed Tens of thousands livestock deaths Dayton had $73 million in damages, current value $1.75 billionFlowage EasementThe perpetual right, power, privilege and easement to overflow, flood and
  • Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation (PCXIN) Outreach

    This site provides information on Waterborne Commerce in the United States, with a focus on the Inland Navigation data. Navigation was the Corps of Engineers' earliest Civil Works mission, dating to Federal laws in the 1820’s authorizing and funding the Corps to improve safety on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by removing snags, debris, and other obstructions. These rivers and the coastal ports were the primary routes of commerce for the new nation.
  • Bluestone Dam

    Bluestone Lake was authorized by Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1936, amended by section 4 of the FCA of 1938. The primary project purposes are flood risk management, fish and wildlife enhancement, recreation, and low flow augmentation. Bluestone Dam spans the New River at Hinton, WV forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. At summer pool Bluestone Lake covers 2,040 acres and is 10.7 miles long.
  • North Fork of Pound River Lake

    The North Fork of Pound River is a part of the upper reaches of the Big Sandy system.  On its way to the Ohio River, the waters from North Fork flow northeast and meet the South Fork River to form the Pound River.  The Pound River then flows into the Russell Fork River near Haysi, Virginia.  The Russell Fork cuts through the Allegheny Mountain
  • Beech Fork Lake

    Beech Fork Lake (authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962) is part of the integrated flood reduction system operated by the Corps of Engineers for the entire Ohio River Basin. When these lakes are operated as a vast storage system, flood crests along the Ohio can be significantly reduced. Beech Fork Lake opened for recreational activities in May
  • John W. Flannagan Lake

    Authorized by Congress in the Flood control Act of 1938, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1961, John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir is a part of the Big Sandy flood protection system. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed and supervised construction of the dam and now operates it for public benefits. Construction of the dam, spillway, and outlet works began in 1960, and was completed by 1964. The dam is 250 feet high and 916 feet long. The earth-filled dam is constructed of rock with a central clay core, which prevents water from passing through the dam. A 1,145-acre lake is formed behind the dam with almost 40 miles of shoreline.
  • Tom Jenkins Dam

    Tappan Lake is within the Lower Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area. It was authorized by Section 4 of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1938, as amended by Section 4 of the FCA of 1939. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife. The dam was completed in October 1936 and serves a drainage area of 71 square miles. Land includes 91 fee acres and 7,983 easement acres.
  • Alum Creek Lake

    Alum Creek Lake was authorized by Section 203 of Flood Control Act of 1962. The primary project purposes are are flood risk reduction, water supply for the Columbus metropolitan area, fish and wildlife, and recreation. The lake is impounded by a rolled earthfill dam, 93 ft. tall and 10,200 ft. long with a gated concrete spillway. The dam was completed in August 1974 and serves a drainage area of 123 square miles.
  • Wills Creek Dam

    Wills Creek Lake, was authorized for flood control and allied purposes by the official plan for the Muskingum reservoir system prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and approved on November 19, 1934 by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.   Construction on the Wills Creek Dam project began February 25, 1935 and closure of the dam
  • Burnsville Lake

    Burnsville Dam is located in Braxton County on the Little Kanawha River, 124 miles above its confluence with the Ohio River and approximately 3 miles above the Town of Burnsville, West Virginia.
  • East Lynn Lake

    East Lynn Lake is located on the East Fork of Twelvepole Creek, 10 miles south of Wayne, WV, on State Route 37. East Lynn Lake was constructed primarily for flood control, water quality, fish management, and recreation. There is a total of 24,821 acres of project lands and waters at East Lynn.
  • R.D. Bailey Lake

    This project was called the Justice Reservoir, during the planning stages. In 1965, Congress changed the name in honor of the late Judge R.D. Bailey, a lawyer, state senator, prosecuting attorney, and a leader in Wyoming County education. Judge Bailey also was circuit judge of Wyoming and Mingo counties during the bloody coal mine wars of the 1920's.The Guyandotte River has a history of significant flooding about every two years –causing death and property damage. Population centers (Justice, Gilbert, Man and especially Logan) were hard hit.
  • Sutton Lake

    Sutton Lake covers 1440 acres. It is a beautiful lake, winding 14 miles along the Elk River, with many coves along its 40 miles of shoreline. The lake is 125 feet deep at the dam. Sutton Dam is located just above the Town of Sutton, 101 miles above the mouth of the Elk River in Charleston. It is a concrete-gravity structure 210 feet high, 1,178 feet long, and 195 feet wide at the base.
  • Summersville Lake

    Summersville Dam was authorized by Section 4 of Flood Control Act of 1938. The primary project purposes are flood risk management, fish and wildlife enhancement, water quality, recreation, and low flow augmentation. The dam was completed in 1966 and serves a drainage area of 803 square miles.
  • Atwood Lake

    Atwood Lake serves as the Project Office for the projects located within the Lower Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area. It was authorized by Section 4 of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1938, as amended by Section 4 of the FCA of 1939. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife.
  • Beach City Lake

    Beach City Dam is located near the northern border of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, on Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Tuscarawas River, about nine miles above New Philadelphia, Ohio. The dam was completed in 1936 for flood control and water conservation in the Muskingum Watershed area.
  • Bolivar Dam

    Bolivar Dam is within the Upper Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area. It was authorized by Section 4 of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1938, as amended by Section 4 of the FCA of 1939. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife. Land includes 713 fee acres and 8,282 flowage easement acres. The dam was completed September 1938 and serves a drainage area of 504 square miles. The dam is a rolled earth-fill with impervious core, 87 ft. tall, 6,300 ft. long and 25 ft. wide at the top and 480 ft. wide at the base.
  • Charles Mill Lake

    Charles Mill Dam is located on the Black Fork of the Mohican River, 10 miles east of Mansfield and 10 miles southwest of Ashland, Ohio. The lake is located in Ashland and Richland counties with the dam being located in Ashland County. Charles Mill Dam was constructed in 1935-36 and is primarily for flood control but also for recreation and fish and wildlife management. 
  • Clendening Lake

    Clendening Lake is located in Harrison County, Ohio on the Brushy Fork of the Stillwater Creek within the Lower Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area. Clendening Lake was constructed in 1937.  It was built for flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife management. 
  • Deer Creek Lake

    Deer Creek Lake  was authorized by Section 4 of Flood Control Act of 1938. The primary project purposes are flood risk reduction, fish and wildlife enhancement, recreation, and low flow augmentation. The lake is impounded by a rolled earthfill dam 93 ft. tall and 3,800 ft. long with a gated concrete spillway. The dam was completed in 1968 and serves a drainage area of 277 square miles. The spillway is controlled by three tainter gates in the channel section of the dam. The outlet works consist of five 5 sluices at invert and one low flow sluice. Other structures include a rolled homogenous earthen dike 15 feet high and 4,600 feet long located 3.8 miles southwest of the dam. Land includes 7,223 fee acres and 352 flowage easement acres. There are three recreation areas at the project.
  • Delaware Lake

    Delaware Lake is part of a system of dams that reduce flood stages in the Olentangy, Scioto, and Ohio River Basins; benefiting communities and agricultural lands between Delaware and the Gulf of Mexico. Delaware Dam and Reservoir is located 32 miles above the mouth of the scenic Olentangy River, a tributary of the Scioto River, near Delaware Ohio.
  • Dillon Lake

    Naming of Dillon Lake followed a long standing US Army Corps of Engineers tradition of naming the lake after the closest town. Dillon was started by Moses Dillon, a Quaker from Maryland. While on his way to bring Christianity to the Indians in the early 1800s he saw the falls on the Licking River and noticed that nearby there was coal and iron ore.
  • Dover Dam

    Dover Dam is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in the Tuscarawas River, approximately three and one-half miles northeast of Dover, Ohio. Dover Dam is a concrete gravity structure with a maximum height of 83 feet above streambed. The top overall length is 824 feet at elevation 931, m.s.l. An uncontrolled ogee spillway is situated in the center channel section.
  • Leesville Lake

    In Carroll County, Ohio, Leesville Lake is on McGuire Creek, a tributary of Conotton Creek on Tuscarawas River, which runs into the Muskingum River. Leesville Lake was constructed primarily for flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement. The Leesville Dam was completed in October 1936 and is a rolled earth fill with impervious core,
  • Mohicanville Dam

    Built in 1935, Mohicanville Dam, a flood control project, is a dry dam with no permanent pool. The dam site is located on the Lakefork of the Mohican River in northeast Ohio, 171 miles above the mouth of the Muskingum River at Marietta, Ohio.
  • North Branch Kokosing River Lake

    Kokosing Dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, recreation and wildlife management.  Construction began in June 1970 and was completed in May 1972. The dam has an impervious, waterproof, core with earth-fill and rip-rap rock covering. The dam has an unregulated outlet structure, which means the water can not easily be regulated.
  • Paint Creek Lake

    The lake provides flood control (authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938) for the communities along Paint Creek. In addition, it provides water supply for Highland Water Company, increases water flow downstream during low flow conditions, and provides recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. The 6510-square-mile Scioto River basin is
  • Piedmont Lake

    Piedmont Dam is located near the southern border of Harrison County, Ohio, on Stillwater Creek, a tributary of the Tuscarawas River.  At summer elevation the Piedmont Lake pool covers 2,312 acres over portions of Harrison, Belmont, and Guernsey Counties. 
  • Pleasant Hill Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Pleasant Hill Dam is right in the middle of two major recreation areas; Mohican State Park and Mohican Memorial Forest below the dam and MWCD's Pleasant Hill Lake Park, created by the dam, above it. The dam and lake are located on the Clear Fork branch of the Mohican River, 6 miles west of Loudonville and 20 miles southeast of Mansfield, Ohio, in Ashland County. 
  • Senecaville Lake

    Senecaville Lake is within the Lower Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area and is one of a system of projects designed to provide flood control and water conservation in the Muskingum Watershed in southeastern Ohio. It was authorized by Section 4 of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1938, as amended by Section 4 of the FCA of 1939. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife.
  • Mohawk Dam

    Mohawk Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and was built along with 13 other dams to control flooding within the Muskingum River watershed.  Work began in April 1935 and the dam was completed in September 1937. 
  • Tappan Lake

    Tappan Lake is within the Lower Tuscarawas section of the Muskingum Area. It was authorized by Section 4 of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1938, as amended by Section 4 of the FCA of 1939. Primary project purposes are flood damage reduction, recreation, and fish and wildlife.
  • Huntington District Water Resource Project Agreements

      Huntington District Project Partnership Agreements
  • Patoka Lake Master Plan Update

     The Louisville District is hosting a Public Workshop for the Patoka Lake Master Plan Update.Public input is critical in the Master Plan update process. USACE Louisville District will be hosting a workshop to provide the public with an opportunity to comment.The public is invited to join USACE for a public meeting to provide input on Wednesday,
  • Rough River Lake

    Welcome to Rough River Lake. The lake is situated in Breckinridge, Hardin, and Grayson counties in south central Kentucky. The dam is located on the Rough River near the community of Falls of Rough, about 20 miles from Leitchfield and 95 miles southwest of Louisville. The 5,100-acre Rough River Lake provides a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages Rough River Lake’s land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation. The menu on the right leads to specific recreation and other lake information.
  • Monroe Lake

    Welcome to the Monroe Lake web site. The lake lies predominantly in Monroe County and extends into Brown, Jackson, and Lawrence counties in south central Indiana. The dam is on Salt Creek 25.9 miles upstream of its juncture with the East Fork of White River, approximately 20 miles south and east of Bloomington.
  • Nolin River Lake

    Welcome to Nolin River Lake. Nolin River Dam is located about 8 miles above the Confluence of the Nolin and Green Rivers near the community of Bee Spring.  While the dam is located in Edmonson County, the lake also covers portions of Grayson and Hart Counties.  The dam is about 8 miles north of Brownsville, 20 miles from Leitchfield, and 95 miles southwest of Louisville. In addition to flood control and recreational benefits, the lake also supplies drinking water to the surrounding area, as well as providing fish and wildlife habitat.
  • West Fork Lake

    Welcome to the West Fork Lake. Better known locally as Winton Woods Lake, the lake is situated in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio within the metropolitan Cincinnati area. The 183-acre lake provides flood reduction and a whole lot more. West Fork Lake exists as a cooperative management effort between the Corps of Engineers and the Hamilton County Park District.
  • Cecil M. Harden Lake

    Welcome to Cecil M. Harden Lake. Cecil M. Harden Lake (also known as Raccoon Lake), located in west central Indiana, lies predominantly in Parke County and extends into Putnam County.  The dam is on Big Raccoon Creek 33 miles upstream of its juncture with the Wabash River.  It is approximately 25 miles northeast of Terre Haute, 50 miles west of Indianapolis, and 15 miles north of Brazil.
  • Barren River Lake

    Welcome to Barren River Lake. The lake is situated in the rural, rolling hills of Allen, Barren and Monroe counties in South Central Kentucky.  The dam is located 12 miles east of Scottsville, KY and 15 miles southwest of Glasgow, KY on State Highway 252. Barren River Lake covers 20,150 acres at maximum flood control pool and 10,000 acres at normal summer pool.
  • William H. Harsha Lake

    Welcome to the William H. Harsha Lake (also known as East Fork). The lake is situated in Clermont County in southwestern Ohio, about 25 miles east of Cincinnati.   The dam is about four miles south of Batavia, Ohio, on the East Fork of the Little Miami River. William H. Harsha exists as a cooperative management effort between the Corps of Engineers and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Divisions of Parks and Recreation, Watercraft, and Wildlife. A variety of other partnerships play important roles in the management of the 10,000 plus acres of public lands at William H. Harsha Lake.
  • Taylorsville Lake

    Welcome to Taylorsville Lake. The Lake is located on the Salt River beginning at river mile 78 about 5 miles west of Glensboro and extends downstream to the dam at river mile 60.  The Lake is 18 miles long and extends into portions of Spencer, Nelson and Anderson Counties of Kentucky. 
  • Buckhorn Lake

    Welcome to the Buckhorn Lake. The lake is situated in Leslie and Perry counties on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, offering the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountain Range. The dam is located near the small community of Buckhorn, Ky., about 100 miles southeast of Lexington and 30 miles west of Hazard. The 1,230 acre Buckhorn Lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.
  • Cagles Mill Lake

    Welcome to the Cagles Mill Lake. The lake lies in Putnam and Owen counties in south-central Indiana, approximately midway between Indianapolis and Terre Haute. The area is picturesque with rolling hills surrounded by streams and creeks. The dam is located on Mill Creek 2.8 miles above its mouth. Cagles Mill Lake bears the name of an old grist mill that was just downstream from the lake on Mill Creek.
  • Caesar Creek Lake

    Welcome to the Caesar Creek Lake. The lake is located in Warren, Clinton and Greene counties in southwestern Ohio. The dam is three miles above the mouth of Caesar Creek, a tributary of the Little Miami River. The 2,830-acre lake provides flood reduction and a whole lot more. The Caesar Creek Region offers many opportunities to enjoy wildlife or recreate in the great outdoors.
  • Cave Run Lake

    Welcome to the Cave Run Lake. The lake is located within the scenic Eastern Highlands Region of Kentucky and is almost completely surrounded by the northern-most section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. An earth and rockfill dam built across the Licking River created Cave Run Lake. The 8,270 acre Cave Run Lake is most widely known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, excellent fishing and scenic beauty. However, the lake project was constructed primarily for the purpose of reducing flood damage.
  • Carr Creek Lake

    Welcome to the Carr Creek Lake. The lake is located in the mountainous region of southeastern Kentucky, about 16 miles from Hazard and 18 miles from Whitesburg. The dam is located 8.8 miles above the mouth of Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River. The 710 acre lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.
  • Markland Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Markland Locks and Dam. The Markland Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River at mile 531.5 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is 26.5 miles upstream from Madison, Indiana and 3.5 miles downstream from Warsaw, Kentucky. The navigation locks are located on the Kentucky side of the river.
  • Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

    The Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study is being completed in cooperation with the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the Non-Federal Sponsor. The primary purpose of this project is to restore both instream and riparian habitat within the Beargrass Creek watershed. Beargrass Creek has a 60 square mile
  • Johnson County, KY Section 202 Flood Risk Management Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in close coordination with the Johnson County Fiscal Court and City of Paintsville officials on the Section 202 Johnson County Flood Risk Management Project, which is intended to reduce flood risk for the city of Paintsville, Kentucky. Quarterly public meetings will be held throughout
  • McAlpine Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the McAlpine Locks and Dam. The McAlpine Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River 604.5 miles below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the northwestern end of Louisville, Kentucky, in the Portland neighborhood. The navigation locks are located on the Kentucky side of the river at mile 606.8. The upper pool extends approximately 75 miles to the Markland Locks and Dam.
  • Green River Locks and Dams 1 and 2

    Welcome to the Green River Locks and Dam 1 and 2. The Green River Locks and Dam No. 1 is located on the Green River near Henderson, Kentucky, at mile 9.1. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank of the Green river. The upper pool is maintained above the dam and extends upstream for a distance of 54 miles to the Green River Locks and Dam No. 2. The Green River Locks and Dam No. 2 is located on the Green River near Calhoun, Kentucky, at mile 63.1. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank of the Green river. The upper pool is maintained above the dam and extends upstream for a distance of 45.4 miles to Locks and Dam No. 3, which is now inactive, near Rochester, Kentucky.
  • Cannelton Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Cannelton Locks and Dam. The Cannelton Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River at mile 720.7 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is three miles upstream from Cannelton, Indiana. The navigation locks are located on the right descending bank or Indiana side of the river.
  • Newburgh Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Newburgh Locks and Dam. The Newburgh Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River near Newburgh, Indiana, at mile 776.1 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is about 16 miles upstream from Evansville, Indiana. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank or Indiana side of the river.
  • Olmsted Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Olmsted Locks and Dam. The Olmsted project consists of two 110’ x 1,200’ locks adjacent to the Illinois bank, and a dam comprised of five tainter gates, 1,400’ of boat-operated wickets and a fixed weir.
  • John T. Myers Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the John T. Myers Locks and Dam. The John T. Myers Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River about 3.5 miles downstream from Uniontown, Kentucky, at mile 846.0 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The navigation locks are located on the right bank or Indiana side of the river.
  • Smithland Locks and Dam

    Welcome to the Smithland Locks and Dam. Smithland Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River at mile 918.5 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 62.5 miles upstream of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The locks are on the Illinois side of the Ohio River accessible via the New Liberty Road reached from either Golconda or Brookport, Illinois.
  • Green River Lake Master Plan Update

    General InformationThe Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, is revising the Green River Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation
  • Buckhorn Lake Master Plan Update

    General InformationThe Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, is revising the Buckhorn Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation
  • Rough River Lake Master Plan Update

    General InformationThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, is revising the Rough River Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a comprehensive land and recreational management plan with a life span of 25 years. It guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor
  • Rough River Dam Safety Modification Project

    DRAFT Rough River Dam Modification Project General Information USACE has completed an updated risk assessment which evaluated the current project risk as well as ways to reduce risk while Phase II of the Dam Safety Modification Project (construction of the cutoff wall) awaits additional funding. USACE Louisville District is implementing Interim
  • Brookville Lake

    Welcome to the Brookville Lake website. The lake is located in Franklin and Union counties on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. The dam is about one-half mile above Brookville, Indiana, and 36 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Patoka Lake

    Welcome to Patoka Lake. The lake lies in Dubois, Crawford and Orange counties in southern Indiana. The dam is located approximately 118.3 miles above the mouth of the Patoka River, a tributary of the Wabash River approximately 12 miles northeast of Jasper, Ind. 
  • Louisville Metro Flood Protection System Reconstruction Project

    The Louisville Metro Feasibility Study was completed in cooperation with the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the Non-Federal Sponsor. The study provides recommendations of rehabilitation/reconstruction efforts necessary to restore the city’s Flood Protection System to its authorized level of flood risk management. The
  • C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir

    Welcome to the C. J. Brown Dam and Reservoir. The lake is located near Springfield in west central Ohio, less than a day's drive from Indianapolis, Cleveland, Louisville or Toledo. The 2,120 acre lake provides flood reduction and a whole lot more. The C. J. Brown Region offers many opportunities to enjoy wildlife or recreate in the great outdoors. 
  • Green River Lake

    Welcome to Green River Lake. The lake is situated in Adair and Taylor counties, lying amidst rolling terrain, steep bluffs and flowing streams in the section of Kentucky known as the Highland Rim.  The dam, located on the Green River, is an 11 mile drive from the cities of Campbellsville and Columbia, and less than 100 miles from Louisville and Lexington.
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch

    The Cumberland River Basin is blessed by vast hydrological resources.  These resources have provided significant economic prosperity over the last several decades.  These resources provide water for industrial and residential development and energy production.  Unfortunately, these resources also present a risk to the region's economic engine.  The
  • Hydropower

    HydropowerThe Nashville District Hydropower Program began under the Flood Control Act of 1938, which authorized minimum provisions for hydropower at flood control projects.  The first power plant constructed in the Cumberland River Basin was Dale Hollow, with the first unit coming online in 1948.  Over the next thirty years eight other power plants
  • Engineering and Environmental Services Branch

    The Engineering and Environmental Branch provides environmental investigation and restoration services, surveying, cost engineering, value engineering, specification writing, architect and engineering contract management services to our customers.  The branch's engineers and scientist are support several military customers and provide them critical
  • Lake Cumberland

    The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Lake Cumberland, the second largest lake in the Cumberland River System.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have many opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, canoe, hike, and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Lake Barkley

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Lake Barkley, the westernmost project in a series of dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
  • Civil Design Branch

    The Civil Design Branch is responsible for providing engineering study and design services and engineering during construction services for the district and national customers.   The branch consists of four sections:  Geology; Electrical & Mechanical; Civil & Structural; and Soils & Dam Safety - which encompass almost all of the traditional
  • Construction Branch

    Construction BranchThe Construction Branch provides construction management and quality assurance services on all construction projects within the Nashville District.  These include projects supporting the District's flood control, hydroelectric, recreation, and navigation missions.  We also provide these same services to other federal agencies.  
  • Center Hill Lake

    Draft Shoreline Management Plan - View Shoreline Management Plan News Release - View  The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Center Hill Lake.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors
  • Cheatham Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cheatham Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting,
  • Martins Fork Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Martins Fork Lake.
  • Laurel River Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Laurel River Lake.
  • Nickajack Navigation Lock

    Nickajack Lock is located 35 miles west of Chattanooga, Tennessee near the city of Jasper.The lock is at river mile 424.7.  It is 46.3 miles below Chickamauga Lock and 75.3 miles above Guntersville Lock.Lock History Construction began on the 600 foot-long Nickajack Auxiliary Lock  in March of 1964.  TVA completed it for operation in December 1967. 
  • Guntersville Navigation Lock

    Guntersville Lock is located at Tennessee River mile 349, nine miles downstream from the city of Guntersville, Alabama.It is 75.3 miles downstream from Nickajack Lock and 74.1 miles above the Wheeler Locks.Lock History Construction of the auxiliary lock began in December 1935 and was put into operation in 1937  by TVA.  Work on the main lock began
  • Wheeler Navigation Lock

    Wheeler Navigation LockThe Wheeler Locks are located about 30 miles from Decatur, Alabama. The locks are at river mile 274.9.  They are 15 miles above the Wilson Locks and 74.1 miles below Guntersville Lock. The area called Muscle Shoals extended from Elk River to Florence, Alabama and featured a series of rapids, islands, reefs, and bars.  It
  • Wilson Navigation Lock

    Wilson Lock is located in the northwest corner of Alabama.Located at Tennessee River mile 259.4, the lock is 15 miles below the Wheeler Locks and 52.7 miles above Pickwick Lock.It is the highest single lift lock east of the Rocky Mountains with a normal lift of between 93 and 100 feet! Lock History The original project was completed by the Corps 
  • Pickwick Lock

    Pickwick Navigation LockPickwick Lock is approximately 12 miles south of Savannah, Tennessee.  It is just north of the Mississippi state line.Located at Tennessee  River mile 206.7, it is 52.7 miles below Wilson Lock and 184.7 miles above Kentucky Lock.Navigation in the Muscle Shoals The area called Muscle Shoals extended from Elk River to
  • Cordell Hull Dam

    Cordell Hull Lake is located on the Cumberland River in Smith, Jackson, and Clay counties of Tennessee.  The dam is located at river mile 313.5, about five miles upstream of the city of Carthage, Tenn.  The construction took place across 10 years completion in 1973.  The construction was preformed by private contractors.Rising 87 feet above the
  • Dale Hollow Dam

    Dale Hollow Dam is located approximately three miles east of Celina, Tennessee on the Obey River, 7.3 miles above its juncture with the Cumberland River at river mile 380.0. Dale Hollow Lake covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton and Fentress Counties in Tennessee and Clinton and Cumberland Counties in Kentucky. The project consists of 27,700
  • J. Percy Priest Dam

    J. Percy Priest Dam was built at mile 6.8 on the Stones River, a tributary of the Cumberland.  The lake is located in north central Tennessee, encompassing portions of Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson Counties.  Rising 130 feet above the streambed, the combination earth and concrete-gravity dam is 2,716 feet long with a hydroelectric power
  • Laurel River Dam

    Laurel River Lake is a key project in the development of the Cumberland River Basin.  The lake is located in southeastern Kentucky, encompassing portions of Laurel and Whitley Counties. In the 1960's, Congress authorized construction of a dam on the Laurel River 2.3 miles above its confluence with the Cumberland River.  The dam created a 5,600 acre
  • Martins Fork Dam

    HistoryMartins Fork Lake is located at river mile 15.6 on the Martins Fork of the Cumberland River in the scenic mountainous terrain of Harlan County, 13 miles southeast of the town of Harlan, Kentucky.Martins Fork is fed from two primary sources, Martins Fork and Cranks Creek, which meet in the upper end of the lake.  Below the dam, Martins Fork
  • Old Hickory Dam

    HistoryThe Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River at mile 216.2 in Sumner and Davidson Counties, Tennessee, and are approximately 25 miles upstream from Nashville, Tenn. The City of Hendersonville is situated on the northern shoreline of the lake and the City of Old Hickory is located on the southern side of the lake, just
  • Wolf Creek Dam

    History of Wolf Creek DamThe Wolf Creek Project was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1946.  Construction of the project, designed and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began in August 1941.  After a three-year delay caused by World War II, the project was completed for full beneficial use in
  • Center Hill Dam

    Center Hill Dam is one of the multipurpose projects that make up the Corps of Engineers’ system for development of the water resources of the Cumberland River Basin. This system is an important part of a larger plan of development for the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.As a major unit in the system, Center Hill Dam and Lake function to control the
  • Barkley Dam

    Barkley Dam is a concrete gravity and earthfill structure that measures 10,180 ft.  The powerplant section of the dam contains four generating units capable of producing 130,000 kilowatts.  The spillway section contains 12 tainter gates with a maximum discharge capacity of 520,000 cubic feet per second.Barkley Dam was authorized for construction in
  • Kentucky Lock

    Kentucky Lock is located near Gilbertsville, Kentucky, 22.4 miles from the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers.  It is 20 miles east of Paducah, Kentucky. The 184-mile reservoir created by Kentucky Dam stretches across parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. It is the largest reservoir in the Eastern U.S. Construction on Kentucky Lock began in
  • Cheatham Dam

    Cheatham Dam is located in Cheatham County, Tenn., on the Cumberland River at mile 148.7 about nine miles downstream of Ashland City.  It is about 42 miles downstream from Nashville.Cheatham Dam was authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act and approved July 24, 1946  by Public Law 525.  Inclusion of hydroelectric capability was authorized by Public
  • Cordell Hull Lake

    The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cordell Hull Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting,
  • Dale Hollow Lake

    The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Dale Hollow Lake. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946. The project was completed for flood control in 1943. Power generating units were added in 1948, 1949, and 1953. The project was designed by the
  • J. Percy Priest Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomes you to J. Percy Priest Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to participate in including fishing, hunting,
  • Old Hickory Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomes you to Old Hickory Lake.Located near Metropolitan Nashville, Tenn., the lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose
  • Cheatham Navigation Lock

    Cheatham Navigation LockCheatham Lock is located at Mile 148.6 on the Cumberland River in Cheatham County, Tennessee and is approximately 10 miles northwest of Ashland City, Tenn.  Cheatham Lock is open to pass navigation traffic 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year. The 67-mile reservoir created by Cheatham Dam provides Nashville and middle Tennessee
  • Old Hickory Navigation Lock

    Old Hickory Lock is located at Mile 216.2 on the Cumberland River and is approximately 11.5 miles northeast of Nashville, TN.  Old Hickory Lock is open to pass navigation traffic 16 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The lock is closed nightly between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Old Hickory Lock was opened to navigation traffic in June 1954.  The
  • Cordell Hull Navigation Lock

    Cordell Hull Navigation Lock is located near Carthage, Tenn., at river mile 313.5.Clear Chamber dimensions: 84 by 400 feetLift at normal pool levels: 59 feetMinimum lock filling time at normal head: 11 minutesGallons: 17 millionIf you are interested in locking, please call the Old Hickory Lock at (615) 847-3281.  All lockage reservations must be
  • Hydropower

    The Nashville District Hydropower Program began under the Flood Control Act of 1938, which authorized minimum provisions for hydropower at flood control projects.  The first power plant constructed in the Cumberland River Basin was Dale Hollow, with the first unit coming online in 1948.  Over the next thirty years eight other power plants were
  • Downloadable Tennessee River Charts

    Charts are in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view and print the charts. Click on the chart number you wish to view.  The topographical background images displayed throughout these navigation charts are the property and copyrighted data of Environmental Science Research Institute ® and its vendors.  The
  • Melton Hill Navigation Lock

      Melton Hill Lock is  nine miles southwest of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and 19 miles west of Knoxville.Located 23.1 miles from the confluence of the Clinch with the Tennessee River, it is the only Corps lock on the Clinch River Lock History The Tennessee State Geological Department initially studied the Tennessee River and its tributaries in 1918.  The
  • Shenango River Lake Master Plan

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1938, Shenango River Lake is one of 16 flood-control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project mitigates flooding for the Shenango River Valley as well as for the Beaver and upper Ohio rivers. Since its completion in 1965, Shenango Dam has prevented more than $252 million in flood damages. The project has the capability to store the equivalent run-off of 10.5 inches of precipitation from its 589 square mile drainage area. Shenango River Lake’s flood-control benefits were demonstrated during the June 1972 flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Agnes when over $1.8 million in damages were prevented. Shenango also provides water releases during dry periods to improve water quality and quantity for domestic and industrial use, recreation and aquatic life.
  • Union City Dam

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, the dam was completed in 1971 and provides flood protection for the French Creek Valley, and to a lesser degree, the Allegheny River below Franklin, Pa. The reservoir has the capability of storing the equivalent runoff of 4.08 inches of precipitation from its 222 square mile watershed. The flood
  • Woodcock Creek Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, Woodcock Creek Lake is one of 16 flood damage-reduction projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project provides flood protection for the French Creek system. The flood prevention benefits provided by the project since completion are estimated to be approximately $38.4 million.
  • Tionesta Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Tionesta Lake is one of 16 flood-control projects in the Pittsburgh District. Tionesta is a key link in a system of flood control project for the Allegheny and upper Ohio Rivers. Since its completion in 1940, Tionesta has prevented over $604 million in flood damage. The project’s flood control
  • Tygart Lake

    Authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1935, Tygart Dam was the first of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project provides flood protection for the Tygart River Valley as well as for the Monongahela and upper Ohio Rivers.Tygart has the capability to store the equivalent run-off of 4.56 inches of precipitation from its
  • Shenango River Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1938, Shenango River Lake is one of 16 flood-control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project mitigates flooding for the Shenango River Valley as well as for the Beaver and upper Ohio rivers. Since its completion in 1965, Shenango Dam has prevented more than $252 million in flood damages. The project
  • Stonewall Jackson Lake

    Stonewall Jackson Lake was authorized and approved by the Flood Control Act of 1966. The purposes of the project, as stated in the authorizing legislation, are flood protection, low flow augmentation for water quality, water supply, fish and wildlife enhancement, hydropower and recreation. The project, completed in 1990, is the most recent addition
  • Youghiogheny River Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, Youghiogheny River Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project provides flood protection for the Youghiogheny and lower Monongahela River Valleys as well as for the upper Ohio River.Since its completion in 1943, the Youghiogheny project has prevented flood damages
  • Upper Ohio River Navigation Project

    The Upper Ohio Navigation Project is part of the National Economic Development (NED) plan for improving the upper Ohio River navigation system, specifically the Emsworth, Dashields and Montgomery locks and dams. Emsworth, Dashields and Montgomery, each constructed prior to 1936, are the first three locks and dams on the Ohio River downstream of the Point of Pittsburgh. These facilities have the oldest and smallest lock chambers in the entire Ohio River Navigation System. The project replaces each auxiliary lock chamber (56’ wide by 360’ long) with a new lock chamber (110’ by 600’) at each facility. This new lock chamber would serve as the new main lock chamber. The fully-funded, total project cost for all three new chambers is $2.1 billion, which would be cost-shared jointly by the General Fund (65%) and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (35%) (2021 Cost Level). The project’s incremental benefit-to-cost ratio is 2.4 to 1 (at the current discount rate of 2.75%).
  • Shallow Land Disposal Area

    The Shallow Land Disposal Area (SLDA) site, encompassing 44 acres of privately-owned land, is located approximately 23 miles east-northeast of Pittsburgh in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It is on the right bank of the Kiski River, a tributary of the Allegheny River, near the communities of Apollo and Vandergrift. Radioactive waste disposal operations were conducted between 1960 and 1970 at the site.
  • Tar Pamlico Basin Flood Risk-Management Study

    In response to recent flooding that occurred as a result of Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Florence (2019), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received funding through the 2019 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief (H.R. 2157) for a feasibility study to assess and recommend actions that reduce flood risk and increase resiliency within the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. A series of flood risk management alternatives designed to reduce flood risks within the basin through various combinations of structural (e.g., floodwalls, levees, detention basins), non-structural (e.g., acquisition and relocation, home elevation), and natural and nature-based measures (e.g., wetland and floodplain storage) were developed and compared with the goal of identifying and recommending an alternative that reduces flood risk while protecting environmental resources.
  • Notice of Availability to Lease/Develop Land at Woodcock Creek Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is soliciting proposals for the operation and enhancement of a commercial-concession public-recreation area including the campground, boat launch, beach, picnic areas and related facilities, and recreational services at Woodcock Creek Lake Park.
  • Braddock Locks and Dam

    11th Street, Braddock, PA 15104-1704 | 412-271-1272 
  • Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3

    P.O. Box 455, Elizabeth, PA 15037-0455 | 412-384-4532 
  • Morgantown Lock and Dam

    26 Morgantown Lock Road, Morgantown, WV 26501-2329 | 304-292-1885
  • Hildebrand Lock and Dam

    1610 Hildebrand Lock and Dam Road, Morgantown, WV 26501-7643 | 304-983-2300 
  • Grays Landing Lock and Dam

    599 Broadway Street, Masontown, PA 15461-0671 | 724-583-8304 
  • Point Marion Lock and Dam

    304 Powerplant Road, Dilliner, PA 15327-9603 | 724-725-5289
  • Maxwell Locks and Dam

    142 Maxwell Locks and Dam, E. Millsboro, PA 15433-1261 | 724-785-5027 
  • Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4

    1900 Gibsonton Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012-4514 | 724-684-8442 
  • Hannibal Locks and Dam

    P.O. Box 8, Hannibal, OH 43931-0008 | 740-483-2305 
  • New Cumberland Locks and Dam

    P.O. Box 159, Stratton, OH 43961-0159 | 740-537-2571 
  • Pike Island Locks and Dam

    RR #1, Box 33, Wheeling, WV 26003-9701 | 304-277-2127 
  • Montgomery Locks and Dam

    100 Montgomery Dam Road, Monaca, PA 15061-2221 | 724-643-8400 
  • Dashields Locks and Dam

    100 Dashields Lock Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108-5417 | 724-457-8430 
  • Emsworth Locks and Dams

    0 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-1708 | 412-766-6213 
  • Opekiska Lock and Dam

    1241 Opekiska Road, Fairmont, WV 26554-8612 | 304-366-4224 
  • Loyalhanna Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Loyalhanna Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control projects, Loyalhanna provides flood protection for the lower Loyalhanna Creek and Kiskiminetas River valleys as well as the lower Allegheny and upper Ohio Rivers. Since
  • Mahoning Creek Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Mahoning Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control projects, Mahoning provides flood protection for the lower Allegheny River Valley and the upper Ohio River.Since its completion in 1941, the Mahoning project has
  • Michael J. Kirwan Dam and Reservoir

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1958, the Michael J. Kirwan Dam and Reservoir is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project provides flood protection for the Mahoning River Valley and the Beaver and upper Ohio River.Since its completion in 1966, the Kirwan Reservoir has prevented flood damages estimated to be in
  • Mosquito Creek Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, Mosquito Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project provides flood protection for the Mahoning River Valley as well as the Beaver and upper Ohio Rivers.Since its completion in 1944, Mosquito Creek Lake has prevented flood damages estimated to be in excess of
  • Kinzua Dam & Allegheny Reservoir

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. The project provides complete protection for Warren, Pa., from Allegheny River flooding, and in conjunction with other projects in the District, substantially reduced flooding in the Allegheny and
  • Berlin Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, Berlin Lake is one of 16 flood damage reduction projects in the Army Corps’ Pittsburgh District. The project provides flood protection for the Mahoning River Valley as well as for the Beaver and Upper Ohio Rivers.Since its completion in 1943, the Berlin Lake project has prevented flood damages estimated
  • Conemaugh River Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control acts of 1936 and 1938, Conemaugh River Lake is one of 16 flood damage reduction projects in the Pittsburgh District. Conemaugh Dam provides flood protection for the lower Conemaugh Valley, the Kiskiminetas Valley, the lower Allegheny Valley, and the upper Ohio River Valley.Since its completion in 1952, the project
  • Crooked Creek Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control projects, Crooked Creek Lake provides flood protection for the lower Allegheny and Ohio rivers. The construction cost of over $4 million appears small when compared
  • East Branch Clarion River Lake

    Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, East Branch Clarion River Lake is one of 16 flood damage reduction projects in the Pittsburgh District. East Branch Clarion River Lake is a key link in a system of flood damage reduction projects for the Allegheny and Upper Ohio Rivers, Clarion River Valley and especially the Boroughs of Johnsonburg and
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 4

    1 River Avenue , Natrona, PA. 15065-2609 | 724-224-2666 
  • Lower Monongahela River Project

    Locks and Dams 2, 3 and 4 on the Monongahela River in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties in southwestern Pennsylvania are the three oldest currently operating-navigation facilities on the Monongahela River. These locks experience the highest volume of commercial traffic on the entire Monongahela River Navigation System and the pools created by these facilities provide industrial and municipal water, and are popular with recreational boaters.
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 5

    842 Dam Road, Freeport, PA 16229-2031 | 724-295-2261
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 6

    1258 River Road, Freeport, PA 16229-2023 | 724-295-3775 (unmanned) 
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 7

    830 River Road, Freeport PA, 16229-2031 | 724-295-2261
  • C.W. Bill Young Lock and Dam

    1 Barking Road, New Kensington, PA 15068 | (412) 828-3550
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 8

    830 River Road, Freeport, PA, 16229-2031 | 724-295-2261
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 9

    830 River Road, Freeport, PA, 16229-2031 | 724-295-2261
  • Emsworth Locks & Dams Major Rehabilitation Project

    Emsworth Locks and Dams are located on the Ohio River immediately downstream of the City of Pittsburgh. The main channel dam and locks are located at river mile 6.2 and the back channel dam is located at river mile 6.8. The project creates the navigation pool for the City of Pittsburgh. The structural components of the Emsworth Locks and Dams are the oldest of any project on the Ohio River, dating back to 1919 to 1922 and 1935 to 1938 when Emsworth Dams were constructed. The Emsworth locks, consisting of a 110’ wide by 600’ long main chamber and 56’ wide by 360’ long auxiliary chamber, are the oldest on the Ohio River System and are in need of additional maintenance work to keep them operating safely until permanent improvements are implemented.
  • Allegheny River Lock and Dam 2

    7451 Lockway West, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1183 | 412-661-2217
  • Phosphorus Optimal Wetland Demonstration

    Funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, this project employs a novel approach to improve Great Lakes tributary water quality based on the construction of a wetland system in a location identified as having high potential to capture and retain phosphorus sorption capacity.
  • History of Bluestone Dam

    History of Bluestone DamDescriptionLOCATION:Hinton vicinity on the New River, approximately 65 miles above the river's mouthSTRUCTURE:straight concrete gravity damOVERALL LENGTH:2,048 feetMAXIMUM HEIGHT:approximately 165 feet above the streambedWIDTH AT CREST:16 feetMAXIMUM BASE WIDTH:200 feetMAIN BODY OF DAM:55 concrete monolithsAMOUNT OF CONCRETE
  • Barkley Navigation Lock

    Barkley Navigation LockBarkley Lock is located 30.6 river miles from where the Cumberland River joins the Ohio River at Smithland, Kentucky.  The nearest community to the lock is Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Barkley Lock was opened to navigation traffic in July of 1964.  The lock chamber is 800-foot long and 110-foot wide.  During normal lake levels,
  • Watts Bar Navigation Lock

    Watts Bar Lock is near Decatur, Tennessee.  It is approximately halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville.The lock is located at Tennessee River mile 529.9.  It is 72.4 miles downstream from Fort Loudoun Lock and 58.9 miles above Chickamauga Lock. History of Navigation in the Area  Building navigational facilities at Watts Bar was one of the
  • Fort Loudoun Navigation Lock

    Fort Loudoun Lock is located near Lenoir City, Tennessee, some 55 miles downstream from Knoxville.It is at Tennessee River mile 602.3, some 73.4 miles upstream of Watts Bar Lock.Fort Loudoun is the uppermost dam on the Tennessee River.Lock History Fort Loudoun was the last dam built on the Tennessee River.  Construction of the dam began  July 8,
  • Chickamauga Navigation Lock

    Chickamauga Lock is  located at Tennessee River mile 471 only 6.9 miles above Chattanooga, Tennessee.It is 58.9 river miles downstream of Watts Bar Lock and 46.3 miles upriver from Nickajack Lock.Lock History TVA commenced preliminary investigation for the Chickamauga project during May 1935, and the Board of Directors authorized its construction
  • Manitowoc Harbor

    Manitowoc Harbor is authorized as deep draft commercial but its primary use is as a shallow draft recreational.