US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

Mahoning River Basin Water Managment Plan Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, reports that the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations will include an additional $123,655,000 funded through the work plan for the district’s civil works program. 

Total appropriations for FY19 are expected to be more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

“These additional funds provide a boost to the regional economy while maintaining and improving our vital water resource infrastructure,” said Col. Andrew “Coby” Short, commander, Pittsburgh District. “This will help ensure we fulfill our commitment to reduce flooding, provide reliable navigation, enhance the environment and offer quality recreation for the citizens of the Upper Ohio River Basin.”

January 2019 Public Meeting

Public Input

Pittsburgh District held a Kick-Off Meeting in January 2019. The project team is currently working to scope the project and draft a public involvement plan to identify the most meaningful opportunities for the public to provide input into this process.

 

Click below to see the press release and presentation from the January 2019 Meeting.

 1. News Release

We anticipate holding the next set of meetings in the Spring.

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Progress Update

We’re just getting started!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps), Pittsburgh District, is funded and tasked to look at the three reservoirs that operate in the Mahoning River Basin – Mosquito Creek Lake, Michael J. Kirwan Dam & Reservoir, and Berlin Lake - as well as the watershed as a whole to better understand the current needs, benefits and challenges within the region.

This undertaking will inform the Corps whether the operations of the reservoirs need to be changed to meet each reservoir’s authorized purposes while also investigating whether the authorization can be met while optimizing for other basin needs, opportunities and challenges. If it is determined an update is necessary, the Water Control Manual for each of the reservoirs will be updated.

Explore the website to learn more about the Water Control Manual update process and stay tuned to learn of opportunities for you to engage in this process.

 

Review Relevant Documents

Current Water Control Manuals

Slides from Jan 2019 Public Meeting

Scope of Mahoning River Watershed Water Management Update

The Corps operates four reservoirs in the Beaver River Basin that reduce the risk of flooding and sustain water quality to downstream communities. The Corps has one dam on the Shenango River and three in the Mahoning River Basin that join in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania to form the Beaver River, which then flows into the upper Ohio River.

For this initiative, we are funded and tasked to look at the three reservoirs that operate in the Mahoning River Basin as well as the watershed as a whole to better understand the current needs, benefits and challenges within the region.