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  • July

    A New Type of Artificial Reef

    Innovation is the key to success in finding balance between the relocation of dredged materials and ecosystem management. The Lorain Harbor Section 204 Project Delivery Team (PDT) completed a Feasibility Study to identify geosynthetic containers (GSCs) as an alternative to beneficially use dredged material from Lorain Harbor for aquatic habitat restoration in the Lorain, Ohio area.
  • Recreational Harbors: A Comprehensive Outlook

    Who doesn’t love getting out on the water with a boat on a hot summer day? We’re lucky in Buffalo to live in a region where we can find water activities every direction we go. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the Nation’s number one federal provider of outdoor recreation and has a focus on public safety. As such, it is crucial that we work with our local partners to maintain the safety of our recreational harbors.
  • Emergency Erosion Protection for Grand River-Bank Street in Painesville, Ohio

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District and the City of Painesville (Lake County), Ohio are partners to keep the west side of the Grand River in place this summer to protect a local road and local public utilities. They signed a Project Partnership Agreement in May 2021 to complete this construction.
  • October

    Wetland restoration with dredged material proving successful in Buffalo’s back yard

    What was once nearly a landfill is now a thriving wetland ecosystem in the City of Buffalo’s back yard. At Unity Island on the West Side of the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District spent two years building the basis for a wetland using material dredged from the nearby Buffalo River. Nearly a year after construction was completed, the island’s North Pond is showing tremendous results.