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  • April

    Construction complete: East Branch Lake, campgrounds to reopen fully in upcoming ceremony

    After seven years of construction at the dam of East Branch Clarion River Lake, and more than a decade of lowered water levels, the reservoir and dam will reopen in late May with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house event.
  • March

    High water means high stakes for Pittsburgh locks, dams

    Rivers rise and rivers flow, but when a flood happens, somebody has to deal with the debris left behind. This is especially true at the U.S. Army corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District locks and dams, which are vital to the region.
  • December

    That’s a Wrap: Corps Concludes East Branch Dam Repair Project

    A big dam problem required a big dam solution. After seven years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is wrapping up the East Branch Dam Cutoff Wall Rehabilitation project in Elk County, Pennsylvania.
  • Corps Certifies 10 Confined Space Instructors

    When Willie Maynard, Lockmaster at New Cumberland Locks and Dam, is asked to describe the most difficult confined space he ever encountered, he often refers to the crossover located at U.S. Army Corps’ of Engineers Pittsburgh District’s Emsworth Locks and Dams on the Ohio River.
  • November

    Work Begins at Hannibal Lock and Dam

    There is little rest for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repair fleet as the team moves from Emsworth Locks and Dams to the next inland navigation project at Hannibal Locks and Dam.
  • October

    Eroded Streambank Wall Gets an Extreme Makeover

    Approximately 20 people gathered near what appeared to be an insignificant wall to celebrate the completion of a project that has an enormous impact on six communities.
  • August

    Teamwork and Innovation

    Every day, Pittsburgh District is faced with the task of using limited resources to remain good stewards of our region’s infrastructure. Tuesday, Aug. 4, was no different.
  • July

    Know Before You Go - Wear Your Life Jacket

    As pandemic restrictions ease and sunshine warms the water, boating enthusiasts are weighing anchor and setting sail at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District’s 16 flood-control project lakes and the 23 pools created by navigation locks and dams.
  • May

    An Invisible Gem of the Earth: How Bees Engage with Pollinators across the Corps

    Bees, birds, beetles and butterflies: what do they have in common? All of them – including an assortment of other species – play a vital role as the invisible engine powering the world’s food economy, pollinating plants and keeping nature in check. You do not notice them now, but you would notice if they were gone. And their numbers are declining. The Corps of Engineers is working to change that.
  • Working as Essential Personnel in a Pandemic

    Wake up, put on a pair boots, a hard hat and a life jacket: this is Kevin Bricker’s daily routine as he heads to work an 8-hour shift as a lock operator on the Allegheny River. That was until the coronavirus pandemic hit western Pennsylvania.
  • April

    Corps Encourages Responsible Recreation for Earth Day

    Although the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is taking place during a worldwide pandemic, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District recreation sites still provide visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature responsibly.
  • Home Offices, Antique Cars and Cork Boards

    From the comfort of their own homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District staff are finding innovative ways to adapt and embrace the challenges of coronavirus. 
  • Corps Teams Conduct Crucial Assessments

    In the face of an ongoing national health crisis, assessment teams from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District have been evaluating possible sites for Alternative Care Facilities (ACF) across western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.
  • March

    Pittsburgh District Works to Increase Treatment Facilities’ Capacity

    During the past week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, in collaboration with federal, local and state partners, deployed assessment teams to evaluate the viability of three possible alternate care facilities (ACF) in western Pennsylvania.
  • The Corps Environment February 2020

    This edition highlights partnership and collaboration, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #6. Content includes commentary from Ms. Stacey Brown, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy Division Chief, and highlights a variety of projects and initiatives across the enterprise.
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • December

    Corps project kicks off in Johnstown

    With the conclusion of a press conference, the clock officially started on Pittsburgh District’s latest partnership project in Johnstown, Nov. 25.
  • 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.