US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District Website

Progress Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is revising both the Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan (MP) and Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The Master Plan guides the use of government-owned and leased lands around the lake. The Shoreline Management Plan aims to protect and manage the shoreline in a way that promotes safe and healthful use, while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure a quality resource for use by the public.

Update (as of June 4, 2020):  We have completed our scoping phase and are working to prepare a draft updated SMP and have now just begun the scoping phase for the MP. Following the scoping phase for the MP, we will work to prepare a draft for an updated MP and create a combined Environmental Assessment (EA) for the MP and SMP. At that time we will release both the draft SMP and draft MP as well as the combined EA out for public review. 

How can you use this page? We invite you to review the documents posted to this website to see what the current MP and SMP include as well as other relevant information.  To learn more about the MP scoping phase and submit comments for consideration as the MP is revised, please see below for information on our upcoming public meeting to be held on July 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m. ET.  You're invited to submit a comment using the public comment tool included on this page by August 7, 2020.

July 2020 Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USACE has scheduled a virtual public meeting for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to the upcoming Master Plan (MP) update process and explain how you can be involved in the process.

The virtual meeting will be accessible via web conference and telephone, and will offer the opportunity for the public to ask questions and instructions for how to submit comments will be provided during the meeting. See "Meeting Instructions" below.

Meeting Instructions:

  • To join the meeting via the web, click on the  link:
    • Enter in your Name and email address in the spaces provided on the screen

    • When the webinar space loads, click the phone symbol and select the “Call Me” option

    • Enter your phone number to access the audio portion of the meeting.

    • Your phone will ring soon after and you will be prompted to hit '1' to join the meeting.
    • By having the meeting "Call Me, " you will view the meeting on your computer or smart device, but listen-in via your telephone. Place your phone on "Speaker" so you don't have to hold it to your ear for an hour. With this method, If the internet feed is interrupted during the meeting, you should still be able to participate via your phone.


  • ​To join by phone only, dial the following number and enter the codes when prompted:

Toll-free number: (877) 336-1831
Access Code: 1048650
Security Code: 1234
Attendee ID: press #

If you're unable to attend, we will provide a recording of the webinar here after the meeting.

*For those wishing to practice logging into the virtual meeting space, a drop-in practice session will be held Tuesday, July 7 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. using the same log-in information as above.


Questions, comments, and information can be submitted electronically via the Public Comment Tool below, via email to, and through mail to Youghiogheny River Lake, 497 Flanigan Road, Confluence, PA 15424.

Have thoughts on the future of the Yough? We'd love to hear from you!

Starting July 8, to submit a public comment, visit this page. (use Chrome or Firefox for best results)

The public scoping period will end on Friday, August 7. Please submit all comments for consideration by that date.


If you're unable to use the Public Comment tool, you may also provide input in the following ways:

Print out and Mail in this comment form.

Send your comment form to: Youghiogheny River Lake 497 Flanigan Road, Confluence, PA 15424


Call the Youghiogheny River Lake office.

The office number is (814) 395-3242.


Email your comments to our Public Affairs Office inbox.

The PAO email address is