Buffalo, New York --
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 anticipated completion in 2020.
“This work on the Buffalo Harbor’s breakwater represents an important step in the continued maintenance and improvement of Western New York’s waterways,” said U.S. Representative Brian Higgins. “Army Corps efforts have been a critical component in the reclaiming of our waterfront and helping realize its full potential.”
Since the Buffalo South breakwater was built it has been protecting the shoreline by dissipating the ice and wave action. This section of the breakwater slated for repair has experienced some of the most damage and the maintenance to these sections will continue to provide safe navigation.
"The Corps utilized its U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to design the repair of a severely degraded reach on the Buffalo south breakwater," said Lex Barker, Project Manager. "The research concluded that a stability berm is required to repair the area due to previous high wind and wave action damaging previous repairs."
This is a critical time to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. Additional operations and maintenance, along with additional federal funding is needed for the entire 1,000 foot reach of the Buffalo South Breakwaters.
Release no. 19-033