USACE awards contract to dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2017

Published Sept. 7, 2017

 Buffalo, NY—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District has awarded a contract to Ryba Marine Construction to dredge sediment from Cleveland Harbor’s upper federal navigation channel during the Fall of 2017 with an option to dredge in the Spring of 2018. All dredged materials will be placed in a confined disposal facility.

The Fall portion of the contract will begin in October and includes dredging approximately 70,000 cubic yards of sediment from the upper federal navigation channel. The Spring 2018 option would remove up to 200,000 cubic yards from the full length of the federal navigation channel.

"The Corps is committed to working across the Great Lakes Navigation System to find sustainable solutions for dredged material management," said LTC Adam Czekanski, USACE Buffalo District Commander. "Throughout the Great Lakes, we see active collaboration to develop innovative solutions for managing dredged sediment, and we look forward to leading similar innovation with our partners in Ohio."

The Corps of Engineers completed the dredging of 300,000 cubic yards under a contract issued in October 2016, ensuring safe navigation conditions in the federal channel.


Dr. Michael Izard-Carroll
716-368-2060 (cell)
1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Release no. 17-020