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  • USACE waives day use fees at recreation areas on June 16 and June 19

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day use fees at more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide, including at Sacramento District’s 10 lake and river projects, in observance of the USACE birthday on June 16 and Juneteenth National Independence Day on June 19.
  • ORBIT stakeholders navigate Kentucky Lock Addition Project

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

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water. Tragically, people lose their lives while visiting USACE-managed lands and waters every year. Most of the tragedies are water related. The public’s help is needed to reduce the number of fatalities at the more than 2,800 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. USACE personnel stress the importance of water safety year-round when talking with visitors, but especially during the summer season because that is when most public recreation fatalities occur.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Pittsburgh District’s Water Quality team conducts first “spring pulse”

    Millions of gallons of water rushed out of the Kinzua Dam every minute for eight hours straight into the Allegheny River. The outflow caused the Allegheny River to rise by almost two feet. The water pushed out of the dam with massive force, resembling giant firehoses opened to full blast. This water release event was seven years in the making, a perfect storm of conditions that allowed water quality experts to replicate a spring pulse.
  • 23-027 Dworshak Dam releases to begin increasing Thursday evening

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam is currently releasing 5,100 cubic feet per second. Flows will begin increasing on the evening of Thursday April 13 to be in the approximate range of 7,000 cfs. On the evening of Sunday April 16, flows will increase for a two-day period to be in the approximate range of 9,000 to 10,000 cfs.
  • 23-012 Water levels in Lower Granite reservoir return to full operating range in the wake of dredging operations

    Lewiston, Idaho – Water levels in the Lower Granite reservoir may fluctuate more than in recent years, now that dredging operations at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers have completed.
  • National Engineers Week: Creating the Future

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District celebrates National Engineers Week by featuring some of our own engineers who specialize in a range of disciplines, from civil design to hydraulics.
  • Pittsburgh’s got grit, but Army Corps signs partnership agreement to help filter out the muck

    To combat the grit problem in the sewer systems, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District signed a partnership agreement with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN), which will construct a grit chamber along Spring Garden Run, a neighborhood located in the northern area of Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh District to partner with Allegheny County Sanitary Authority for $4.3 million project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will sign a partnership agreement with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) to construct a grit chamber along Spring Garden as part of a $4.3 million environmental infrastructure project in Pittsburgh, Jan. 11.