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Lake Ontario water levels are the highest they’ve been since the last record high in 1973 and nearly three feet higher than the average 246 feet, causing widespread flooding and erosion across the shoreline.
Lake Ontario flooding in 2017 reminds communities of Corps of Engineers assistance provided in 1973
Lake Ontario water levels are the highest they’ve been since the last record high in 1973 and nearly three feet higher than the average 246 feet, causing widespread flooding and erosion across the shoreline.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander Adam Czekanski met with the Mayor of Sodus, New York Chris Tertinek (both centered) and local emergency management officials to discuss Army Corps of Engineers flood supplemental support efforts. They also toured areas affected by high Lake Ontario water in Sodus, New York.
USACE responds to Lake Ontario Flooding
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, technical field teams have visited 13 Lake Ontario coast sites in response to emergency flood efforts. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo formally requested Corps of Engineers assistance on May 9 and initiated additional interagency coordination to supplement the state’s emergency response to record water levels.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, dispatched a field team May 15th to conduct technical assessments of the most critical areas along the Lake Ontario shoreline, as identified by the New York State Office of Emergency Management and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
USACE Technical Field Team Locations Updated
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, dispatched a field team May 15th to conduct technical assessments of the most critical areas along the Lake Ontario shoreline, as identified by the New York State Office of Emergency Management and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Dr. Patricia Hutton, founder of the Sew Refugee Economic Development Initiative (REDI) address USACE Buffalo District staff during Women’s History Month.
Honoring Women’s History Month
Dr. Patricia Hutton, founder of the Sew Refugee Economic Development Initiative (REDI) address USACE Buffalo District staff during Women’s History Month.
Dive Supervisor Shanon Chader assists Diver Steve England to exit the water.
Technical Services Dive Team inspects the Chicago Fish Barrier
Dive Supervisor Shanon Chader assists Diver Steve England to exit the water.

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Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander shows leadership by engaging students

6/21/2017
The Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski visited his alma mater, Silver Creek Central School in June. The visit was part of his ongoing commitment to community outreach with the purpose of showing what the Buffalo District can do to help positively impact local villages, towns and cities within its footprint.

USACE looks to highlight long term assistance programs

6/6/2017
Local, county and state officials can request long term assistance measures through the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP), Planning Assistance to States and through the Interagency and International Services Program. Each program offers many partnership opportunities on flood risk mitigation, shoreline protection, preparing plans to manage water and related land resources, and relief and recovery work to name a few examples.

Lake Ontario flooding in 2017 reminds communities of Corps of Engineers assistance provided in 1973

5/31/2017
Lake Ontario water levels are the highest they’ve been since the last record high in 1973 and nearly three feet higher than the average 246 feet, causing widespread flooding and erosion across the shoreline.

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Corps of Engineers completes two-year dredging project in Rochester Harbor

6/16/2017
Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District completed a two-year, $1.7 million dredging project in Rochester Harbor Wednesday, having removed a total of 390,000 cubic yards of sediment material to allow for safer passage for commercial and recreational traffic.

Corps of Engineers to reduce invasive Hydrilla plants in Cayuga Lake area

6/16/2017
Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District will be helping to reduce the invasive Hydrilla plant (Hydrilla verticillata) in Cayuga Lake near Aurora, and in nearby Paines and Little creeks.

USACE Buffalo District receives $49.658 million in FY18 President’s Budget

6/1/2017
The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) includes more than $5.002 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, (see release at: Corps of Engineers, Headquarters Website – www.usace.army.mil) with more than $49.658 million for Buffalo District projects.