Category: Buffalo District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • USACE Buffalo District Announces 2023 Operations Schedule for Black Rock Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District is announcing the Black Rock Lock operations schedule for the 2023 navigation season. The Black Rock Lock is one of three lock systems operated and maintained by USACE on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes and saw more than 2,600 vessels and 60,000 metric tons of commerce pass through its walls in fiscal year 2021.
  • Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area Welcomes Visitors for 2023 Season

    The William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area opens to the public on Monday, May 1 for its 2023 visitor season. This year inside-the-dam tours will be offered daily with online advanced tour reservations.
  • Water Resources Development Act of 2022 Implementation Guidance Update

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is issuing this notice to update the public on the status of the implementation guidance for the 196 provisions in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host Christening Ceremony for Derrickboat Kolber

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, invites the public and media to attend a christening ceremony for the Derrickboat Kolber at the USACE Ohio Areas Office, Monday October 24 at 11am. Following the ceremony, public tours of the vessel will be available until 4 p.m.
  • NOTICE TO BOATERS: Sandusky Harbor Dredging Sediment Pipeline Location Change

    Michigan-based Luedtke Engineering began dredging Sandusky Harbor on September 18. Due to shallow water levels, they have had to extend the sediment pump-out pipeline. Boaters should go out to the navigation channel before heading out into the lake to avoid dredge operations. Please see attached map of new area.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Celebrates Completion of Rochester East Pier Repairs

    Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of repairs to the 1,025 foot, 114 year-old Rochester East Pier. In attendance were Lt. Col. Colby Krug, Commander USACE Buffalo District, John Pellito representing Congressman Joe Morelle, Chief Matthew Riesberg, Officer in Charge U.S. Coast Guard Station Rochester.
  • USACE and Great Lake States Execute Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study Cost-Share Agreement

    During an historic event, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the eight Great Lakes states signed a watershed study cost share agreement, initiating the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study aimed at protecting the immense economic, environmental and social value of the Great Lakes coast.
  • Dredging to being at Sandusky Harbor: Notice to all boaters

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $1,372,000 contract to Michigan-based Luedtke Engineering to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Sandusky Harbor and will begin on September 18 through mid-October.
  • USACE Buffalo District Constructs Emerald Shiner Passage Structure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed construction of a novel fish passage structure along the Niagara River at Broderick Park in Buffalo, New York, and early monitoring results indicate preliminary project success in helping emerald shiner move upstream. The project, known as the Emerald Shiner Demonstration project, was built between November 2021 and February 2022 to overcome an obstacle to the passage of emerald shiner, a very small but critically important preyfish.
  • 10,000 truckloads safely moved from the Luckey FUSRAP site

    The 10,000th truck left the Luckey Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Site, yesterday, loaded with material contaminated with beryllium, radium 226, thorium 230, uranium 234, uranium 238, and lead, making the site cleanup very near 60% complete.