Planning, Programs and Project Management

Planning is a structured, rational approach to solving problems that requires experience, analysis, intuition, inspiration and collaboration. Planners help decision makers identify problems, develop solutions, and consider the importance of the conflicting values inherent in any solution.

Planning plays a vital role in supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' civil works water resources development mission in the Pittsburgh District. Members of a Corps planning team are professionals with expertise in water resources planning, including plan formulation, environmental evaluation, cultural resources evaluation, Civil Works policy, and public involvement.

In addition to possessing knowledge, skills and insights, Corps planners seek input from the public (homeowners, businesses, environmental advocates, Native American Tribes and interest groups) and agencies (federal, state, regional and local) to arrive at a solution for a water resource issue. Examples of water resource issues include flooding, degraded ecosystems, streambank erosion and stormwater management.

The Pittsburgh District can assist local communities with large or small water resource issues.

Montgomery Locks and Dam Temporary Conveyance Bridge, Associated Structures Public Comment Period

The Pittsburgh District is evaluating the construction of a temporary conveyance bridge in order to support the construction of the Montgomery New River Chamber project. This work was not initially considered in the Upper Ohio Navigation Final Feasibility/EIS Report and a supplemental environmental assessment has been prepared, viewable under the "Documents" tab.

The district is hosting a 30-day public-comment opportunity to receive input on the environmental impact of the project. The corps will consider all submissions received before Nov. 30. The nature or scope of the proposal may be changed upon considering comments received.

The comment period will be open from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Comments can be submitted either by the "Submit a Comment" tab or by mail to:


Planning and Environmental Branch
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222