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 August 2022):  With your help, we have completed our update of the Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA). Thank you to everyone who participated during the scoping and public comment processes. Your input helped us to create a Master Plan that will now guide the use of government-owned and leased lands around the lake for the next 25 years.

For the Shoreline Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA), we have completed our scoping phases and public review of the new proposed drafts. We are now working on finalizing the Shoreline Management Plan and the EA. 

How can you use this page?  Review the documents posted to the website to see what changes we are recommending for Youghiogheny River Lake or review the content discussed at the virtual public meeting held on August 18, 2021

August 2021 Virtual Public Meeting for the Draft Review

You're invited to learn about the proposed updates and submit a public comment period on the August 2021 drafts of the revised Master Plan and the Shoreline Management Plan before September 2, 2021.

To learn about the proposed changes you may attend a VIRTUAL public meeting that will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  You can also review the documents in the "Review Relevant Documents" section to see what changes we are recommending for Youghiogheny River Lake.

At this meeting you can:

  • Learn more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ update process.
  • Learn about the proposed changes to the Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan.
  • Ask questions about the process and proposed updates.
  • Share your official public comment on the proposed updates.

Did you miss the virtual public meeting? No problem!

  • Presentation slides are available here

  • View a recording of the meeting here, you will need password: 7223ApXP​

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.