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 July 14, 2020):  For the SMP, we have completed our scoping phase and are working to prepare a draft updated SMP that considers the comments we collected during the scoping phase. For the MP, the scoping phase is currently on-going and will end Friday August 7, 2020. 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 released at the virtual public meeting held on July 8, 2020.  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 held a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to explain the upcoming Master Plan (MP) update process and how the public can be involved in the process.

Miss the public meeting? Want to hear the presentation again? Review the slides and listen to the audio recording of the July 8 virtual public meeting by clicking the links. Once you've reviewed the meeting content and the current Master Plan (located on the left hand side of the screen), utilize the public comment tool in the section below.

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

To submit a 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