US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District

US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Officially established in 1857, Buffalo District traces its roots to Corps of Engineers officer Captain Theodore Maurice, first assigned to the territory in 1824 to supervise federal engineer operations on Lake Erie.
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Operating as usual

"Rangeley (after Rangeley, Maine) is Matt Gennaro & my puppy – when we rescued her we were told she was a husky mix so w...
03/23/2021

"Rangeley (after Rangeley, Maine) is Matt Gennaro & my puppy – when we rescued her we were told she was a husky mix so we bought everything in size large (crate, etc.) Turns out she is 25% Husky, 25% Boxer, 12.5% Boston Terrier and 37.5% herding breed mixes; and exactly travel sized! She enjoys being part of all of our adventures, from road trips to visit my family in Acadia, to kayaking, hiking and camping. She is the perfect pup." - Maria Gennaro, USACE Project Engineer and Matt Gennaro, USACE Admin Officer

PUPPIES. Every.Hour.Today.#nationalpuppyday
03/23/2021

PUPPIES.
Every.
Hour.
Today.
#nationalpuppyday

Do you want a say in saving Old Fort Niagara's 18th century French Castle and North Redoubt? Read this article to learn ...
03/22/2021
Army Corps report focuses on Old Fort Niagara shoreline protection

Do you want a say in saving Old Fort Niagara's 18th century French Castle and North Redoubt? Read this article to learn how.

Higher water levels on Lake Ontario have eroded the shoreline of Old Fort Niagara and without our project the walls could fail within 2 years. #WorldWaterDay

The U.S., Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has released its project findings for the Old Fort Niagara Streambank and Shoreline Erosion Protection Study. A 735-page report represents the federal government's response to the Lake Ontario shoreline erosion problems that threaten historically....

The perfect drink recipe: two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen. How do you like yours served?#WorldWaterDay
03/22/2021

The perfect drink recipe: two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen.
How do you like yours served?
#WorldWaterDay

03/18/2021
Luckey Deconstruction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is removing some buildings at the Luckey Site to gain access to contaminated soils underneath. This time lapse video of the maintenance building removal took place over two days and highlights the difference between demolishing and deconstructing a building.

Demolition typically involves explosives and huge clouds of dust, which are the last thing we want here! Deconstruction is a slower, more methodical process of taking a building apart in smaller pieces. It produces much less dust that is controlled with water sprays. We’re using this approach to remove the buildings because protection of human health and the environment, and safety of our workers and the community is our top priority during our remediation of the site.

There is a link at the end of this video with more information about the Luckey project.

According to IJC - International Joint Commission, if weather allows for safe working conditions, crews from the New Yor...
03/16/2021

According to IJC - International Joint Commission, if weather allows for safe working conditions, crews from the New York Power Authority will begin opening the boom’s 22 spans on Thursday March 18, 2021.

#LakeErie’s ice cover has rapidly reduced over the past few days. On March 15, 2021 the water temperature near the ice boom was 0.6°C (33°F). Considering the lack of ice cover on Lake Erie and the absence of ice in the Maid-of-the-Mist Pool below Niagara Falls, preparations are underway for the removal of the Lake Erie – Niagara River Ice Boom.

https://www.ijc.org/en/nbc/ice-boom-be-removed-0

Lost Cold War era soil samples collected from the bottom of Greenland's ice sheet in 1966 are giving a glimpse into the ...
03/16/2021
Top-secret Cold War military project found perfectly preserved fossil plants under Greenland ice

Lost Cold War era soil samples collected from the bottom of Greenland's ice sheet in 1966 are giving a glimpse into the future's climate.

The samples were collected from the abandoned Army Corps of Engineers' base Camp Century as part of Project Iceworm in the 60's. #CampCentury #projecticeworm

The samples sat in a freezer at the University of Buffalo from the 60's to the 90's and then in a Danish archive freezer until they were rediscovered in 2017.
https://www.livescience.com/plants-under-greenland-ice.html

Frozen soil held plant fragments that may be a million years old.

#FUSRAPFridayThe deconstruction of the main portion of the production building at the Luckey FUSRAP Site is now complete...
03/12/2021

#FUSRAPFriday
The deconstruction of the main portion of the production building at the Luckey FUSRAP Site is now complete. The contractor will start removing building debris from the area, and will begin taking down the last remaining section of the building next week.

Great Lake water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, though Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair...
03/11/2021
Great Lakes water levels lower than 2020 heading into spring rise

Great Lake water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, though Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie remain well above long-term average levels, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials who track and forecast Great Lakes water levels.

https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/2534011/great-lakes-water-levels-lower-than-2020-heading-into-spring-rise/

DETROIT- Great Lake water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, though Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie remain well above long-term average levels, according to U.S.

The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for ice jams in Erie County, with potential for minor f...
03/11/2021

The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for ice jams in Erie County, with potential for minor flooding in Buffalo area creeks, including Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River. We have staff on the ground and are ready to assist if called on.

Check out these shots of the the Cazenovia Creek Ice Control Structure, designed and constructed by #USACE Buffalo District, to reduce the risk of ice jam flooding.

#USACE, Buffalo District will have a contractor removing select trees along the Lorain Harbor breakwater this week to pr...
03/10/2021

#USACE, Buffalo District will have a contractor removing select trees along the Lorain Harbor breakwater this week to prepare the site for eventual berm construction and placement of dredged material later this year.

Select tree removal will not impact any endangered species and has been coordinated with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to occur during the approved environmental window.

“We understand that the area is a popular birding area, and we appreciate the support of the local community as we move this project forward,” said Russ Brandeburg, USACE Project Manager. “Once the trees are removed, the berm will be restored to original standard, allowing for an additional capacity for multiple years of dredging cycles. Ensuring the navigation channel in the harbor remains open directly supports the local and national economy, as well as many jobs in the community.”

Lorain Port and Finance Authority Birding Lorain County

This years International Women's Day them is #ChooseToChallenge .'Check out these trailblazing women engineers who chose...
03/08/2021
Trailblazers

This years International Women's Day them is #ChooseToChallenge .'

Check out these trailblazing women engineers who chose to challenge social norms of the engineer field and paved the way for other women to enter the field.
https://www.engineergirl.org/123633/Trailblazers

A little ingenuity has always had the power to do great things. See how these remarkable women paved the way for others through their inventions, academic ...

The production building deconstruction at the Luckey Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Site is about 50% c...
03/05/2021

The production building deconstruction at the Luckey Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Site is about 50% complete.
#FUSRAPFriday

Buffalo District's flood damage reduction projects prevented $137.9 million of flood damage in New York and Ohio during ...
03/05/2021
USACE Buffalo District releases FY20 Flood Damage Reduction Report

Buffalo District's flood damage reduction projects prevented $137.9 million of flood damage in New York and Ohio during FY20 and $4.2 billion over the lifespan of the projects.

The Mount Morris Dam has prevented $3.6 billion in catastrophic flood damage since dam operations began in 1952.
https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/2525041/usace-buffalo-district-releases-fy20-flood-damage-reduction-report/

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District flood damage reduction projects prevented $137.9 million of flood damage in New York and Ohio during Fiscal Year 2020 and prevented approximately

#ThrowbackThursdayWe're moving to downtown Buffalo in 2022, so let's remember some of the places we’ve called home. Duri...
03/04/2021

#ThrowbackThursday
We're moving to downtown Buffalo in 2022, so let's remember some of the places we’ve called home.

During World War II, as the workforce boomed to support the war effort, the District’s main offices were hosted by the Ellicott Square building downtown. After the war, and the subsequent drawdown in personnel, the decision was made to move everything to the Black Rock property.

A one-story wood-framed U-shaped building was built in 1948, and an addition was made in 1949 on fill adjacent to the old Erie Canal. The building didn’t stand even 30 years before it was replaced – what we call “Building 1” now, built as a garage in 1959 along with the Interstate 190 construction, was re-done in 1976 and the offices moved there. The new Building 5 warehouse/garage took the place of the old Building 1 in 1978-1979.

#ThrowbackThursday150 years ago, USACE launched an ambitious effort to map the entire western United States. Under the c...
03/04/2021
Wheeler Survey: Overview

#ThrowbackThursday
150 years ago, USACE launched an ambitious effort to map the entire western United States. Under the command of Maj. George Wheeler, between 1871 and 1879 the soldiers and scientists of the Wheeler Survey mapped almost 360,000 square miles of the American West.

The history of the Wheeler Survey reflects the ever-changing role we've played in support of the Army and the nation it serves.

To learn more about the Wheeler Survey, and to see photographs and documents from its work in the field, see the link below.
https://www.usace.army.mil/About/History/Historical-Vignettes/Parks-and-Monuments/142-Wheeler-Overview/

03/03/2021
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District

Six years ago The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard did maintenance and repairs for the 109-foot Tug CHERAW, 53-foot Tug DONLON, and the 120-foot Deck Barges BD-6259 and BC-6472. This year they're working on the DONLON again!

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District

Photos from US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's post
03/03/2021

Photos from US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's post

Thank you to the women who have served the U.S. Army and the Corps of Engineers in defense of our Nation! #WomensHistory...
03/02/2021
Women in the United States Army

Thank you to the women who have served the U.S. Army and the Corps of Engineers in defense of our Nation! #WomensHistoryMonth

The United States Army honors female Soldiers who have proudly served in honor of defending America's freedom.

US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's cover photo
03/02/2021

US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's cover photo

Our pained looks aren't from the needle - we may have to go back to the office! Did you get your #COVID vaccine already?
03/02/2021

Our pained looks aren't from the needle - we may have to go back to the office! Did you get your #COVID vaccine already?

02/26/2021
Engineering With Nature®

Have you heard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering with Nature® initiative? This initiative was launched in 2010 to enable more sustainable delivery of economic, social and environmental benefits associated with water resources infrastructure. EWN is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes through collaboration. It is a cross-cutting program of activities resulting from collaboration among multiple Civil Works Research, Development and Technology programs and non-USACE partners.

Great progress is being made in cleaning up the Luckey Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Site! On Tuesday,...
02/26/2021

Great progress is being made in cleaning up the Luckey Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Site! On Tuesday, February 23 our trucking contractor completed safely travelling one million miles disposing 116,017 tons of material contaminated with beryllium, radium-226, thorium-230, uranium-234, uranium-238, and lead at US Ecology in Belleville, Michigan.

02/25/2021
The Building Strong Buffalo Podcast Episode 10.2: Engineers Week and our Engineers Roundtable

It's Engineers Week so we’re calling attention to our awesome engineers carrying on the tradition of making the world a better place. We invited engineers from a variety of disciplines to form an Engineers Roundtable to discuss what makes their field special, favorite marvels of engineering, and if love can be engineered. This episode's guests are:

• Katie Lewis – Civil Engineer
• Mary Samoei – Electrical Engineer
• Cedric Wrobel – Geotechnical Engineer
• Lauren Schifferle – Hydraulic Engineer
• 1LT Stacey Acapana - Mechanical Engineer

Hosted by Jess Levenson, Public Affairs Specialist.

Katie Lewis, civil engineer, goes places very few people can as part of her job overseeing contractor operations on our ...
02/25/2021

Katie Lewis, civil engineer, goes places very few people can as part of her job overseeing contractor operations on our construction projects. Thanks for all you do Katie!

Stay tuned today for our Engineers Roundtable podcast featuring Katie!

Engineers! Take a moment and just reflect on how GREAT you are. We tend to be a quiet and unassuming bunch, and we don't...
02/24/2021
During Engineers Week, Defense Department

Engineers! Take a moment and just reflect on how GREAT you are. We tend to be a quiet and unassuming bunch, and we don't stop to pat ourselves on the back that often. So take Engineers Week as an opportunity to say 'YAY US!' #Eweek2021 #engineersweek

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Paul Cocca, engineer and Hydrologic and Hydraulic team lead, enjoys canoeing and hiking, and he works on projects that m...
02/23/2021

Paul Cocca, engineer and Hydrologic and Hydraulic team lead, enjoys canoeing and hiking, and he works on projects that make those activities and the ecosystems around them more fun!

02/23/2021
2021 National Engineers Week

We are celebrating the 2021 National Engineers Week February 21 - 27. Over this past year, the dedication and resilience you have shown in delivering solutions for our Nation's toughest challenges have been nothing short of amazing! Fittingly, this year's theme is Imagining Tomorrow. The work we do today is with the vision of the needs of tomorrow.

National Engineers Week is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents, and to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.

To the Engineer Family – Thank you for the outstanding accomplishments you have achieved in service to the American people and our warfighters this past year. Among our ranks, we have some of the world's most talented engineers, scientists, physicists, and mathematicians, all using ingenuity and innovation to make life safer and more prosperous for everyone. You push the limits to solve this Nation's toughest challenges today while imagining tomorrow's needs.

I am proud and humbled to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an organization of professionals who consistently demonstrate selfless service and technical competence second to none. I am also in awe of the job that our Regimental Engineers do every day to enable and protect our Army forces. Our collective work supports military readiness, warfighters, and their Families. Our work also improves the natural environment, increases energy security, water conservation, and waste reduction goals… all while safeguarding lives and livelihoods in communities throughout the United States and the world!

To our partners and stakeholders – thank you for your support and trust through this past year. We do not deliver vital engineering solutions alone. You all are critical to our success. We work with concrete and steel, but the most important thing we build is relationships. For without you, we could not be the premier engineering organization we are today.

The Corps exists to deliver vital public and military engineering services to strengthen our Nation's Security, Energize the Economy, and Reduce Disaster Risks. Our commitment to this charge is manifest in significant programs and projects, which include building more than 450 miles of state-of-the-art barrier along the southwest border; responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by building 38 alternate care facilities to care for more than 15,000 people; assisting in the production of COVID-19 vaccine to stop the pandemic; designing and building mass vaccination sites across the country to administer that life-saving vaccine; and completing the $21 Billion Disaster Supplemental portfolio after record damaging storms.

This year alone, USACE has been called on to deliver a massive portfolio of $68 Billion. Our strategy is to use this as an opportunity to support our national readiness in pursuit of our Nation's vital interests; to Modernize USACE by anticipating meaningful innovations that embrace change and new technologies; to strengthen relationships because we don't do anything alone; and to revolutionize program and project delivery ensuring that we remain trusted and respected as the Nation's Engineer.

As we look to the future, I ask that you keep pushing the limits of your ingenuity by Imagining Tomorrow in everything you do. We need our engineering family to continue to solve our Nation's toughest challenges, and we need our stakeholders and partners to continue to support our efforts now and into the future.

Happy Engineers Week! ESSAYONS! BUILDING STRONG! ARMY STRONG!

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US Army COE, Buffalo District Baseball Team. Cira 1975? Not sure of the date. Pic is from one of the Buffalo Chargers that I had. All the names of the players are at the bottom of the photo. John J. Rynkiewicz ([email protected])
Article - Upstream method related to downstream flooding:
Can someone reply with a link explaining why Lake Erie is present so high? Observations seem to show it was high even prior to the extremely wet spring. Thank you.
Who's vetting people? This guy's no engineer....... Opsec people. Opsec
I know you have alot to cover, but, there hasn't been any coverage on the repairs at Black Rock Lock in awhile.......? The repair crew is working extremely hard, thru extreme weather elements, to ensure an opening on time.....
Very Proud of your work.