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Army Corps, Venture Outdoor to raise water safety awareness with media paddle event

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, Venture Outdoors and other waterways partners will lead a paddle through event at one of it locks and dams to increase knowledge and spread that knowledge to the media in the hopes of saving lives by promoting water safety. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-18

Alert: Buoys may not be in place, new PFD policy for locking through

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is informing mariners, boaters and paddlers of two notices involving river safety as Memorial Day weekend approaches – the placement of warning buoys and a new personal flotation device policy. [Read More]
Published: May-23-18

Notice to Mariners: Corps to remove seasonal buoys at Navigation Facilities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is alerting mariners that beginning Oct. 23, small boat warning signs and pillar buoys at the district’s 23 navigations facilities will be removed from the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers in advance of winter weather. [Read More]
Published: Oct-13-17

Army Corps reminds the public of the water safety Fixed-crest Dam Safety Summit, June 23

The Army Corps and its waterways partners will host the Fixed-crest Dam Safety Summit, June 23, at Aspinwall Riverfront Park, Friday, June 23, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-17

Army Corps, waterways partners focus on fixed-crest dam safety

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announces two water safety events -- the Fixed Crest Dam Safety Summit and the Paddle Safety Lock Through. These events are designed to promote fixed-crest dam safety and safe navigation of the waterways by recreational users. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-17

Pittsburgh District Begins Water Safety Week by Helping to Break World Record

PITTSBURGH, Pa — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will begin National Safe Boating Week here by participating in the Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day May 20. [Read More]
Published: May-18-17

Waterway groups gather for first LockFest!

The Pittsburgh District and its waterways partners are hosting the first ever water safety LockFest 2017. At the event, attendees will learn how to lock through navigation facilities and watch live locking demonstrations, discover water safety tips, talk to tow operators, brush up on boating regulations, and gain knowledge on how to navigate our rivers safely. Bobber, the Water Safety Dog will attend and exhibits from our partners will be available. [Read More]
Published: May-09-17

Corps advises mariners of Braddock delays during repair work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District is advising mariners that scheduled maintenance is ongoing at Braddock Lock and Dam on the Monongahela River and long delays for locking through are likely. [Read More]
Published: Apr-07-17

Loyalhanna-Conemaugh Water Safety Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is teaming up with the National Safe Boating Council and other [Read More]
Published: May-11-15