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Hannibal Locks and Dam Visitor Center reopens
Col. John Lloyd, commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh, addressed more than 150 community members at the visitor center reopening ceremony at the Hannibal Lock and Dam on the Ohio River.
As one of the first visitors at the newly renovated visitors center, Ms. Hoagland, the wife of Frank Hoagland, Ohio 30th District Senator (far right), goes through the turnstile at Hannibal Lock and Dam.
Col. John Lloyd, commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, looks at the model-sized replica of the stream-powered Maneuver Boat 35, which was used to set the wicket-type gates in the early 1970s while Lockmaster, Scott Edgar presents the exhibits.
Stacy Lloyd, district commander's wife, greets one of the youngest visitors at the Hannibal Lock and Dam visitor’s center, July 1.
Corps protects town’s sanitary system
Matt McKissick, project engineer, and Bob Tramontina, construction control representative, oversee the more than $880,000 shoreline reclamation project in Worthington, West Virginia. The project is designed to protect a sanitary sewer line that runs along the West Fork River bank.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is partnering with the Town of Worthington to reclaim an eroded bank along a 1,400-foot stretch of the West Fork River. The more than $880,000 project is designed to protect a sanitary sewer line that runs along the riverbank. The project included installing R5 rip rap at the toe and R3 rip rap on the bank to help stop the erosion and protect the sewer line.
Fish Attractor projects goes swimmingly
The 2017 Fish Attractor Program event resulted in securing hundreds of trees in the lake.
A team of determined volunteers came together at Tygart Lake in Grafton, West Virginia to participate in the event, Feb. 25. Volunteer and the Tygart Lake staff secured more than 335 trees to the lakebed.
STEM education at Shenango Lake
Nine students and an instructor from the New Castle School of Trades Maintenance Technology visited Shenango Lake to learn about the 2kW Solar Tracker in the Shenango Recreation Area, Jan. 27.
During the visit, the students learned about installation of the tracker, its major components, and some of the challenges encountered when building the tracker. The tracker was installed in 2009 as the Leadership Development Program class project.
Diving team at Montgomery Locks and Dam
On a cold and snowy day in February, members of the district's dive team conducted operations to inspect and measure the lower sill of the 600-foot chamber at Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River. The measurements were requested by the Inland Navigation Design Center to assist them in the final design for the new bulkhead sill system. The new sill system is expected to be installed during fiscal year 2018. The team completed the mission in half the time and without incident.
Army Corps, Pitt Study Aging Infrastructure’s Contribution to Nutrient Pollution
During periods of high rainfall, the sewage pipes are inundated with surface water and overflow into local bodies of water. These discharges are called combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
Crooked Creek Lake Pavilion Reservation Change
Effective for the 2017 recreation season at Crooked Creek, the park office will no longer process pavilion reservation.
Lockmaster Willie Maynard at New Cumberland Locks and Dam walks along the middle wall toward the downstream end of the facility where crews are working to fix a hydraulic failure that closed the upper Ohio River to commercial traffic.