Public Affairs and News Media

The Pittsburgh District Public Affairs Office interacts with representatives of the media as a resource providing information regarding what the Corps of Engineers does for the region, expert commentary in an array of engineering fields for local issues, and general knowledge.

Top Stories

Headwaters Highlights: Dam Safety Team Conducts Regular ‘Doctor Visits’ to Prevent Flooding Disasters
5/30/2023 UPDATED
The Pittsburgh District dam safety team develops and maintains emergency action plans and works...
Headwaters Highlights: Volunteer edition at Woodcock Creek Lake
In 2004, due to the USACE volunteer program, Mark Ritke installed a dozen bluebird boxes at Woodcock...
Headwaters Highlights: Youghiogheny River Lake team wins national partnership award
From patrolling the waters during the annual Fourth of July boat night parade to installing fish...

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Latest News Releases

Corps, Pirates to host PNC Park Water Safety Night 2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, will host Water Safety Night at PNC Park, June 2. The corps and its partners are joining together to promote safe practices on our waterways as the summer recreation season begins. Click here to read the full release.
Allegheny, Monongahela locks to open on some weekends, holidays
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is notifying recreational boaters that the upper Allegheny River and the upper Monongahela River locks will be open during specific dates and times this summer. Click here to read the full release.
Union City Dam Road Closure
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will temporarily close Middleton Road at Union City Dam to perform various maintenance work during May. The road is the entrance to the dam at 1438 Middleton Road, Waterford, Pennsylvania. Click here to read the full release.

District Videos

Video by Michel Sauret
Pittsburgh provides temporary emergency power to the nation during crisis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
May 19, 2023 | 4:39
Without power, life and death hang in the balance in the aftermath of a catastrophe.

June is the start of Hurricane Season, but no matter when or where a disaster strikes, if a community loses power in a crisis, there is only one district that manages the Emergency Power Mission on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District leads the effort to deploy Planning and Response Teams and generators to restore electricity for critical facilities for people in need.

The Pittsburgh District responds to the nation's call, and is proud to be trusted by those they serve.

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District video by Michel Sauret)

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