US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

  • October

    It’s all about the water levels

    April showers might have brought May flowers, but this summer’s warm weather brought a different kind of bloom to reservoirs. The Pittsburgh District environmental team focused its efforts to identify harmful algae blooms and conducted testing throughout the Mahoning River Watershed.
  • Corps Signs Partnership Agreement for Public Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has entered into a more than $1.3-million project partnership agreement with the Hanoverton, Ohio Board of Commissioners, for the construction of a sewage processing plant.
  • Crooked Creek Lake hosts emergency training exercise

    Operation Dark Frost is a go. As the sun went down Oct. 5, Pittsburgh District’s Crooked Creek Lake hosted an emergency management training exercise. “Dark Frost” was the first event of its kind held in western Pennsylvania with the purpose of improving emergency response skills.
  • Corps Awards Contract for Sediment Removal in Johnstown, PA

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has awarded a $1.2- million contract for the removal of accumulated sediments and vegetation along the Stonycreek River located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
  • August

    Have Contract Needs? LRP Will Succeed!

    And, the winner is… Pittsburgh District’s Josh Kaufman, chief of contracting, was recognized as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Responder of the Year, Aug. 1.
  • July

    Corps Collaboration Revitalizes Urban Green Space

    After days of heavy rain and storms in the area, the sun shined brightly on the ribbon cutting, or more correctly stated, valve-turning ceremony for the completion of the Sheraden Park Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, June 1.
  • East Branch Dam Hosts Final Scheduled Tour

    The threat of rain did not stop approximately 300 visitors from coming out to the East Branch Dam seepage cutoff wall construction site tour, June 1.
  • November

    Pittsburgh District holds start up meeting at Montgomery Lock and Dam

    A start-up meeting for the Upper Ohio Navigation Project was held at Montgomery Locks and Dam, Nov. 9.
  • October

    East Branch extracts a piece of history

    Pittsburgh District’s East Branch Lake team extracted a fossil from the lakes shoreline, Oct. 5.
  • September

    Mission Complete: USACE Task Force Temporary Emergency Power team powers down in Texas

    68 facilities requested power assistance from Corpus Christi all the way to Beaumont. “45 facilities received generators to power buildings, lift stations, pump stations and other similar facilities,” said Action Officer Matthew R. Slezak. Overall 66 facilities were assessed with 21 not being required and closed, and two canceled with power being restored prior to USACE assessment.
  • July

    Hannibal Locks and Dam Visitor Center reopens

    With the snip of a ribbon and a rotation of a turnstile, the Hannibal Locks and Dam Visitor Center
  • June

    East Branch Cutoff Wall Construction Underway

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractors recently began construction of the East Branch Dam Safety Initiative cutoff wall.
  • April

    Hybrid-chestnut trees planted at Mosquito Creek Lake

    Members of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources with cooperation of the American Chestnut Foundation, and employees from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District partnered to plant more than 100 chestnut tree seedlings at Mosquito Creek Lake, March 31.
  • Shenango Conducts Prescribed Burn and Fire Management

    Fifteen Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildland Firefighters from Crawford, Venango and Mercer counties conducted a prescribed and controlled burn on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer land leased to them at Shenango Lake March 29.
  • March

    Massive Cross Culverts Installed at Charleroi Lock and Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District successfully installed the two massive precast concrete cross culverts in the new middle wall at Monongahela River Lock and Dam 4 at Charleroi near Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 31.
  • Corps protects town’s sanitary system

    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 is being funding in a 35-65 percent split between the City of Worthington and the district.
  • February

    Army Corps, Pitt Study Aging Infrastructure’s Contribution to Nutrient Pollution

    Crumbling concrete, equipment repairs and restrictions on the movement of goods and services are all too familiar for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer employees who deal with the challenges of aging infrastructure on a daily basis.
  • December

    Locked Up! Army Corps Lock Operators Battle Bone-Chilling Temps to Quickly Re-open Ohio River Navigation

    Bone-chilling winds cut through the crisp December air as operators and mechanics at a downed Ohio River lock scrambled on the early morning of Dec. 12 to isolate a hydraulic line break that shutdown navigation.
  • October

    EAB visits Pittsburgh District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosted a board of national environmental
  • September

    Dead Sea Savior

    Once known as the Dead Sea of Elk County, East Branch Lake is having a resurgence of life.