Army Corps of Engineers

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Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release $5 million in emergency funds to make urgent repairs to the LaSalle Park seawall on Buffalo’s waterfront.

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In Houston, reservoirs swollen by rain from Hurricane Harvey were opened early Monday, a move that was expected to flood more homes — but one that the Army Corps of Engineers says is needed to limit the scope of the disaster that's threatening lives and property in Texas.

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It has been more than 70 years since the end of World War II, but that does not mean debris of the war's industrial production has gone away.

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Protestors in North Dakota are celebrating a partial victory today, following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to halt construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Also celebrating are members of the Western New York’s Seneca Nation of Indians, though their leader is still cautious about the future.

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, granting a major victory to protesters who have been demonstrating for months.

The decision essentially halts the construction of the 1,172-mile oil pipeline just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Thousands of demonstrators from across the country had flocked to North Dakota in protest.

Andrew A. Kornacki, Public Affairs, Chief U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving Cazenovia Creek’s ice control structure a much-needed lift. Two to three feet, actually.

A sign of spring: Removing the ice boom

Apr 21, 2015
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The powers that be have decided the time is right for removing the ice boom from Lake Erie, a right of passage into spring and a process that is more involved than many of us may realize. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has fired the commander of its Buffalo District office due to "personal misconduct."

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There is yet another invasive species starting to spread across area waterways and the Army Corps of Engineers has an herbicide ready as the plant blossoms in Tonawanda Creek.

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Flooding along the Buffalo Creek in West Seneca could be a thing of the past if the federal government answers Sen. Charles Schumer's call for help.

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Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins stood side-by-side in Buffalo Monday in opposition of a downsizing plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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For decades, there has been a bird sanctuary on the waterfront, not far from the Coast Guard Station, built on a diked disposal area for material dredged decades ago from the harbor and the Buffalo River.

For area birders, Times Beach has been a mecca, constantly visited to see birds which migrate through and those which hang around. There is a network of elevated wooden paths to help people move around.

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Visitors to Canalside are getting a look at one of the oldest activities of a harbor, dredging.

For probably as long as sailors have gone down to the sea, harbors have had to be dredged, removing the mud or whatever which flowed into the harbor, making it harder for ships to sail in and out.

Locally, the harbor, the Buffalo River, and the City Ship Canal are dredged to 23 feet in depth for what's called the Federal Navigation Channel. The watery material is dug up and put in barges which take it to a disposal area near the old Bethlehem Steel plant.