About the Buffalo District


The Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is made up of a diverse group of individuals from a variety of disciplines and expertise.  These individuals work together every day to build a strong cohesive team that is committed to maintaining the Nations waterways and structures. 

To read the districts mission statement, click here.

District in a Nutshell

  • Area of Responsibility covers 38,000 square miles
  • Has 16 commercial and 19 recreational harbors
  • Maintains five of the top 100 United States ports
  • Has 110 miles of federal navigation channels
  • Has 1,683 miles of shoreline along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
  • Maintains 38 miles of piers breakwaters and jetties
  • Is the Lead Radiological Waste Design Center for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
  • Is the Designated Regional Sediment Management District for the Great Lakes
  • Designed the United States portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Operates Mount Morris Dam and Visitor Center
  • Operates Black Rock Lock
  • Is a member of the International Niagara Board of Control