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The Buffalo North Breakwater structure located at the entrance into Buffalo Harbor is maintained by the Buffalo District and is critical to the Great Lakes Navigation System. The structure serves to protect the northerly entrance into the Buffalo Harbor, the entrance into the Black Rock Canal and the downtown waterfront from powerful natural forces such as storm surges, large waves and ice.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is on a mission to fight hydrilla, an aggressive plant species that has wreaked havoc from Asia to every continent except Antarctica. “It affects water quality, the economy, businesses, hydropower and flood reduction - ultimately our health and our wallets," said Michael Greer, USACE Buffalo District project manager.
The Mount Morris Dam has been very effective at reducing the risk of flooding for downstream communities since it was built in 1952. One significant annual maintenance effort includes the removal of debris and sediment that accumulates on the upstream side of the dam.
Weston Cross helps Adam Hamm, both members of the Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District’s Dive Team, attach a dive helmet before Hamm enters the Black Rock Lock to seal the upper guard gates of the lock Dec. 17 in Buffalo, NY.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District biologists recently taught D’Youville College students basic wetland delineation and fish population surveys as part of two separate labs for the D’Youville BIO 189-A Great Lakes laboratory course.
The Walnut Beach Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Plant Species Control Demonstration Project was completed in Sept. at Walnut Beach. The goal of the project was to test new methods for controlling invasive plants in order to validate applicability to other Great Lakes restoration projects
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $176 million contract to Hueber-Breuer Construction and Pike Co. (HBP) Joint Venture, of Rochester, NY, on October 23, for Phase 2 upgrades to the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District hosted a public hearing regarding the dredging of Cleveland Harbor at Burke Front Airport, Cleveland, OH, February, 19, 2015.
In 2015 the Cleveland and Oswego harbor breakwaters will be repaired using dolos that are currently being constructed. 

A dolos is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape used in great numbers to protect harbor walls from the erosive force of wave action.
Deputy District Commander Maj. Michael A. Busby made time today to read to a class of 4th graders at the Charter School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo, New York, as part of the “Celebration of Reading.”

Busby chose the book, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban," as a vehicle to talk to the students about bullying. “I love getting out into the community to meet with young students,” Busby said. “It not only gives me the opportunity to interact with the next generation of American citizens, but also to talk about the great work the Corps of Engineers does and careers in STEM. You never know what impact you can have. Maybe one of those kids will grow up to be the next Chief of Engineers."
In preparation of the upcoming maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Dive Team ventured under the water in the Black Rock Lock to seal off the lock chamber.

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USACE Buffalo District receives additional $91.3 million in FY20 Work Plan
2/12/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has received $91,256,500 in the Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan, to complete projects across the District’s area of responsibility. This is in addition...
USACE Buffalo District receives $34.405 million in FY21 President’s Budget
2/12/2020
The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2021 released Monday includes more than $5.966 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with $34.405...
Update meeting regarding the Springville Dam Ecosystem Restoration project
1/7/2020
The Springville Dam Ecosystem Restoration partnership will host a public information meeting Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Concord Town Hall Auditorium located at 86 Franklin Street, Springville,...