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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.
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.
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.
East Branch extracts a piece of history
Pittsburgh District’s East Branch Lake team extracted a fossil from the lakes shoreline, Oct. 5.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
EAB visits Pittsburgh District
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosted a board of national environmental
Dead Sea Savior
Once known as the Dead Sea of Elk County, East Branch Lake is having a resurgence of life.
Stonewall Jackson Lake brings Water Safety to JAKES Day
Two rangers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District’s Stonewall Jackson Dam attended the JAKES Day with the Stonewall Jackson Woodland Tracks Chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation in Buckhannon, West Virginia, Aug. 20.
Pittsburgh District welcomes new commander
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District held its change of command ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 29.
Shenango Rocks Summer Fest
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Shenango River Lake partnered with local organizations to hold the 13th Annual Leslie Sparano Memorial Summer Fest July 22.
Mahoning Creek celebrates 75th
Mahoning Creek Lake staff commemorated the 75th anniversary of the completion of the construction of Mahoning Dam, June 18.
USACE Commanding General visits Pittsburgh District
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio Jones toured two Pittsburgh District inland navigation facilities, the Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River, and Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River.
Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage for 1,000 please
In celebration of Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, members of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District played a game of trivia, May 24.