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  • September

    Buffalo District Regulatory biologist participates in National Strong Leaders Program

    Buffalo District’s own Regulatory biologist, Peter Krakowiak was selected for the inaugural class of the Regulatory Strong Leaders Program (SLP), created to help develop future leaders within the Regulatory Program by providing a broad approach to effective leadership.
  • USACE Buffalo, Detroit Districts complete 5-year study in Menominee AOC

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo and Detroit Districts, along with Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and Ecology and Environment, Inc. completed a - five year project from 2014 to 2019 designed to manage invasive species across four riverine islands in the Menominee River.

    The goal of the Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC) Aquatic Plant Control for Rookery Habitat Project was to reduce the abundance of invasive species, so native plant communities can thrive in the future, and protect the rookery.

  • August

    USACE ERDC completes 2-year study of Common Carp in Manistique

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center recently completed an innovative 2-year, multiphase study tracking the residency of the common carp and determining if tagged carp could help assess where polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) exposure areas are within the area of concern (AOC) in the Manistique River and Harbor, near Manistique, Michigan. This study was conducted because despite sediment remediation from 1995-2000 and navigational dredging in 2010, PCB concentrations in fish remain elevated.
  • Recreational Harbor Economic Benefit Surveys on Lake Ontario

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District employees from the Planning Management team have been out in the field this summer surveying marina owners and operators from 6 harbors in Lake Ontario between Wilson Harbor, Wilson, NY and Little Sodus Bay Harbor, Fair Haven, NY.
  • June

    Buffalo District recalls the dewatering of the American Falls

    This June marks the 50 year anniversary of a momentous survey operation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District – the dewatering of the American Falls in June 1969.
  • May

    Buffalo District Employees Train up for Safety

    In the past several months, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District employees have been being trained for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Naloxone (NARCAN).
  • March

    Buffalo District Leadership assessment occurs at Fair Haven pier

    A team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District leadership, including Buffalo District Commander Lieutenant Colonel Jason Toth, made a trek out to the Village of Fair Haven to meet with local officials and stakeholders to get a first-hand look at the failing steel sheet-pile on the Fair Haven west pier this past Tuesday.
  • Miles J. Freeman: A Lifetime of Service for the Buffalo District

    The Mount Morris Dam is situated deep in the Genesee River gorge near the northern end of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY, and Miles J. Freeman was its Chief Operator from its construction in 1952 until his retirement in 1980. Without his decades of expertise and care, the destructive power of Mother Nature would have wreaked havoc on the lives of countless Genesee Valley residents.
  • February

    Buffalo District is engaging the community by celebrating Engineer’s Week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has kicked off a week-long celebration of National Engineers Week by participating in events promoting engineering through engaging audiences of various ages and backgrounds throughout the Buffalo, NY community.
  • Great Lakes Partners pursue Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes the responsibility of managing our Nation’s water resources seriously, especially when it comes to planning for the increasing magnitude and frequency of hazards that impact our coasts. That is why USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, including Buffalo District, are pursuing the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency study.
  • Buffalo District’s Mount Morris Dam offers flood of benefits to the public

    The massive Mount Morris Dam, situated deep in the Genesee River gorge near the northern end of Letchworth State Park in Livingston County, NY, has been a shield from the destructive power of Mother Nature since its completion in 1952. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District contributes to its success through operation and maintenance of three missions areas: flood risk management, environmental stewardship, and recreation.
  • January

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District employees deploy around the world

    Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deploys thousands of people to provide technical engineering expertise and promote capacity development at home and abroad as part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies. The Corps of Engineers also delivers critical engineering support to the joint force in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other global operations through our military and civilian workforce, as shown by over 12,000 civilians who have voluntarily deployed supporting the nation’s efforts in the Middle East. Over the past six months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District has deployed over 25 people across the globe. Here are some of their stories.