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  • August

    Fleet executes major surgery at Montgomery

    Crewmembers and maintenance operators for the Medium Capacity Fleet begin major work at the Montgomery Locks and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2, 2021. The medium fleet crew began work at Montgomery L/D in late July, and they will spend approximately a month to replace and repair components of the gate system and valves.
  • June

    Park rangers endure SPEARs and pepper spray to earn badge

    District park rangers who complete the Visitor Assistance course earn their park ranger badge and citation authority to enforce Title 36, which covers rules and regulations on federally owned parks and forests among other properties.
  • Bouys on the horizon: Pittsburgh District installs more buoys to increase warning visibility

    The Pittsburgh District added horizontal safety buoys to two locks and dams locations, one on the Ohio and one on the Allegheny River, to increase visibility and warn boaters away from the dams.
  • Building a robust safety program through customer service, not finger pointing

    In recent years, the Safety Office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and grown in size and scope.
  • Deep Down: Thick skin under water

    The Pittsburgh District Dive Team is responsible for inspecting locks and dams on the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers. The team also inspect reservoirs and respond to emergencies, such as debris impeding locking operations. The diver team is made up of 15 members who volunteer as collateral duty.
  • May

    Pittsburgh District beams rivers with sonar to help navigation, occasionally finds lost vehicles

    The sonar helps provide the district with digital imagery that can detect water depth, erosion or obstructions that may impact navigation on the Pittsburgh rivers.
  • 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.
  • April

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.