Tag: water
  • July

    Headwaters Highlights: Regulators ‘mount up’ to defend waterways and wetlands in Pittsburgh’s watersheds

    Unlike the gun-slinging outlaws of the 1870s bringing violence to the Western frontier in New Mexico, or the Warren G rappers of the 1990s cruising to the Eastside Motel in Los Angeles, today’s regulators “mount up” for a very different reason in the Pittsburgh District.
  • May

    Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • April

    Pittsburgh District’s Water Quality team conducts first “spring pulse”

    Millions of gallons of water rushed out of the Kinzua Dam every minute for eight hours straight into the Allegheny River. The outflow caused the Allegheny River to rise by almost two feet. The water pushed out of the dam with massive force, resembling giant firehoses opened to full blast. This water release event was seven years in the making, a perfect storm of conditions that allowed water quality experts to replicate a spring pulse.
  • February

    National Engineers Week: Creating the Future

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District celebrates National Engineers Week by featuring some of our own engineers who specialize in a range of disciplines, from civil design to hydraulics.
  • January

    Pittsburgh’s got grit, but Army Corps signs partnership agreement to help filter out the muck

    To combat the grit problem in the sewer systems, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District signed a partnership agreement with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN), which will construct a grit chamber along Spring Garden Run, a neighborhood located in the northern area of Pittsburgh.
  • July

    Balancing our region’s reservoir waters

    After a three-year-long evaluation, Col. Kimberly A. Peeples, commander of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, signed a congressionally approved and updated water control manual for the Mahoning River Basin.
  • March

    Women of the Pittsburgh District: Jessa Farmer

    In celebration of Women's History Month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is highlighting several of the many women in the district whose talent and expertise support our communities and our nation. Today we had a conversation with Jessa Farmer, Pittsburgh District's Geotechnical and Water Resources Branch Chief about her experiences and what Women's History Month means to her.
  • January

    Pittsburgh District collaborates, remains vigilant against ice on the rivers

    When the rivers around Pittsburgh begin to freeze, a committee of experts assembles to respond.
  • December

    How water management works, all day, every day

    A football coach manages players. A restaurant manager oversees cooks, waiters and general staff. An air traffic controller manages planes coming and going through the sky. But who manages the nation’s waters?
  • September

    Underwater vehicles safeguard lives, improve efficiency for Pittsburgh District

    The newest underwater remote operated vehicle for the Pittsburgh District is equipped with a high-definition video and photo camera, a multibeam sonar, a claw that can rotate and grab objects, and thrusters that are twice as powerful as the previous version to pilot through stronger currents.
  • March

    Did you know?

    According to the United States Geological Service (USGS) formula, a cubic foot per second (CFS) of
  • August

    District provides flows for annual paddling event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District’s Water Management Branch and Mahoning Creek Lake coordinated and provided additional water flow downstream of the dam, July 26.