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  • July

    Parma, Ohio sees the benefits of the Ohio Environmental Infrastructure Program firsthand

    BUFFALO, NY—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District met with local sponsors in Parma, Ohio July 19, 2017 for a kickoff meeting regarding a sanitary relief system project to be constructed in a residential area near Broadrock Court in Parma (see VIDEO).
  • May

    Lake Ontario flooding in 2017 reminds communities of Corps of Engineers assistance provided in 1973

    Lake Ontario water levels are the highest they’ve been since the last record high in 1973 and nearly three feet higher than the average 246 feet, causing widespread flooding and erosion across the shoreline.
  • March

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still supporting U.S. Army missions after 200 years

    The Buffalo District recently assisted the U.S. Army on a project at Fort Drum, New York. The effort is one example of how the Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army have worked in tandem for over 200 years. The Buffalo District is introducing its “IIS Blueprint”, which is an interactive tool agencies can use to navigate their way through the many services the Buffalo District offers.
  • National Engineer’s Week at Buffalo District inspires kids and adults to learn something new

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District celebrated National Engineer’s Week from February 19-25. The celebration began by the District hosting a number of students from local high schools for a shadow day. A few teams of employees did demonstrations at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Five professional development hour (PDH) courses were held, and two off-site lectures were given by District employees. Throughout the week, social engagements like a ski day and a basketball game kept the momentum of the celebration going.
  • January

    High standards of industrial hygiene are a hallmark of Corps of Engineers projects

    The Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is working on completion of a safety audit. Safety is a priority for all projects and developing comprehensive safety programs ensures the health and wellbeing of employees and contractors.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interagency & International Services program provides specialized services around the world

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a great example of a capability-rich organization that provides a wide variety of services to other non-Department of Defense federal agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, tribal nations, and state and local governments. Through the Interagency and International Services (IIS) program, the Corps of Engineers offers assistance with managing natural resources such as land and water, environmental restoration and management, engineering and construction, relief and recovery, research and development, along with a host of other technical services (i.e., technical editing).
  • Last round of Sandy-damaged breakwater repair projects come to an end

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed the last of nine structural repair projects related to damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Among the most recently completed projects were repairs to breakwaters located in Cleveland Harbor, Fairport Harbor, Lorain Harbor, and the Port Clinton East jetty.
  • November

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist shows value of fieldwork in higher education

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boasts a highly educated staff. In the Buffalo District alone, employees collectively have over 60 different types of certifications, more than 30 master’s degrees, and four doctorate degrees. Buffalo District biologist Kathleen Buckler recently obtained a Master of Science degree in Wetland Ecology from SUNY Brockport and is already using her education on the job.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Chief of Counsel Retiring

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Chief of Counsel Michelle Barczak is retiring after 33 years of Federal service.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is Active in Urban Search and Rescue

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 30 volunteers in the Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) program and five of the volunteers reside within the Buffalo District. The cadre of Structures Specialists provide technical expertise in the area of structural engineering. The deployment of Structures Specialists is imperative in disaster situations in which disaster victims may be trapped in collapsed buildings and rescuers require assistance with securing safe access to locate them.
  • October

    Corps of Engineers Project Management Chief deploying to Afghanistan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Project Management Chief Tom LaVean is deploying to Afghanistan on October 30, 2016. This is Mr. LaVean’s third civilian deployment since starting with the Corps of Engineers in 2009.
  • Dive school prepares Corps of Engineers for high-risk projects

    Two employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District staff recently completed dive school at the Sonny Carter Training Facility at NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, TX. For Safety Manager William Pioli, taking the one-week course was a refresher course required for his position, but for engineer Brian Dockstader, his three-week course provided specialized training to work on construction sites that require diving expertise.
  • Sediment transport modeling is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers critical skillset

    The Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is poised to assist state and local resource agencies in evaluating their watershed planning needs and alternatives for soil conservation and non-point source pollution prevention. If your organization would like to learn more, of get involved with the program contact: 716-879-4488 or Michael.E.Voorhees@usace.army.mil or visit our web page: http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/Interagency-Support/Sediment/
  • September

    Corps of Engineers completes a major dike repair effort in Buffalo Outer Harbor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District recently completed repairs to a confined disposal facility (CDF) at the Buffalo Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NY.
  • Corps provides update on Smokes Creek flood mapping

    USACE Buffalo District staff members Laura Ortiz, Paul Cocca, and Bob Remmers met with reporter Erica Brecher from WGRZ, Channel 2 on Wednesday, August 31 to discuss the role of the Corps in the multiagency flood mapping effort involving the Smokes Creek Flood Control Project in Lackawanna, NY.