US Army Corps of Engineers
Buffalo District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Stanford Run restoration project, site pictured November 11, 2018, will re-establish natural processes in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Stanford Run stream has become degraded due to blockage, and the Corps of Engineers will install a new culvert allowing natural flow to the Cuyahoga River. Funding provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
The USACE Buffalo District completed construction of a maintenance repair on September 20 in Lake Ontario at the west arrowhead breakwater in Oswego Harbor, located in Oswego, New York. The work consisted of repairing 600 linear feet along the lake side of the West Arrowhead breakwater.
Buffalo District’s own Regulatory biologist, Peter Krakowiak participates in one of eight selected for the inaugural class of the Regulatory Strong Leaders Program (SLP), created to help develop future leaders within the Regulatory Program by providing a broad approach to effective leadership, Washington D.C., May 2019. (Photo provided by Peter Krakowiak)
The USACE- Buffalo District completed construction of a maintenance repair on September 20 in Lake Ontario at the west arrowhead breakwater in Oswego Harbor, located in Oswego, New York. The work consisted of repairing 600 linear feet along the lake side of the West Arrowhead breakwater.
Beginning on Wednesday, September 18, NY Route 5 westbound (outbound) will be reduced to one lane between Big Tree Road and Seabreeze Avenue, to begin work on the Athol Springs project, and is scheduled to remain in place for the remainder of the 2019 construction season.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $5.9 million contract to Kososing Construction out of Cheboygan, Michigan, Aug. 27 to repair a damaged portion of the Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater in Cleveland, Ohio.
Left to right: Lindsay Parsons (WRIPC); Tim Noon (USACE); Gabe Schmidbauer (USACE); Brianna Kupsky (Wisconsin DNR); Kris Erickson (Ecology and Environment) make up the Menominee River (AOC) Aquatic Plant Control for Rookery Habitat Project Team.
A member of the Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center prepares an acoustic reciever to be placed in the Manistique River and Harbor Area of Concern in Manistique, Michigan. The acoustic reciever was one of 25 recievers that was placed around the AOC during the first year of the two year study that the ERDC conducted to track the common carp's residency in the AOC. (Courtesy photo from the USACE ERDC)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees from the Planning Management team have been out in the field this summer surveying marina owners and operators from 6 harbors in Lake Ontario between Wilson Harbor, Wilson, NY and Little Sodus Bay Harbor, Fair Haven, NY, August 2019.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has completed temporary measures to secure the west pier at Little Sodus Harbor, located in Fair Haven, New York on August 1, 2019. Photograph taken August 6, 2019.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District began repairs to 625 feet out of the 1,000 feet of critical repair area of the Buffalo south breakwater located in the Buffalo Harbor, in the City of Buffalo, Erie County, New York on July 26, 2019. Site work is expected to start in 2019 with completion in 2020.

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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 awards 2nd contract for Stanford Run stream restoration project
10/3/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a contract for $186K to continue excavation of Stanford Run, a stream in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located in Boston Township,...
Cleanup Complete on OCCP Former LOOW FUDS
10/1/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is pleased to announce the completion of the cleanup of soil within the undeveloped area of the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (LOOW)....
Corps of Engineers completes construction on the Oswego Harbor west arrowhead breakwater
9/30/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District completed construction of a maintenance repair on September 20, 2019 in Lake Ontario at the west arrowhead breakwater in Oswego Harbor, located in...