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DETROIT – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor is set to commence construction on the FishPass Project in Traverse City, Michigan the week of January 18. The contractor will begin by installing fencing, removing trees and preparing the site.
DETROIT- The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. January 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25 to perform critical maintenance. The operating season is fixed by federal regulation and is driven in part by the feasibility of vessels operating in typical ice conditions.
DETROIT - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments through January 13, 2021 on its proposal to place temporary office space in Canal Park on the Soo Locks property in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
DETROIT- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges caution around Great Lake piers, breakwaters and jetties, particularly during times of high wind and wave events.
DETROIT – The St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) is one step closer to delisting following completion of a contaminated sediment clean-up project at AZCON/Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s Slip November 12.
Glaciers covered most of the Great Lakes basin approximately 14,000 years ago. During the glacial retreat, the glaciers eroded rock and soil and carried it along with moving ice to the glacier edge where it was released from the melting ice and deposited as till, a mixture of sand, silt and clay.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-1987-161617-S21

1/15/2021
Proposed - Perform Mechanical Maintenance Dredging in the Black River at Alcona Township, Michigan and Use Dredged Materials for Beach Nourishment in Lake Huron

LRE-2020-02210-10

1/15/2021
Proposed Breakwater in Lake St. Clair at Harrison Township, Michigan

LRE-2019-00409-10-L20

1/12/2021
Proposed Covered Boatwell in Lake St. Clair at Detroit, Michigan

Other Public Notices

Integrated Project Office on the Soo Locks Historic Property Section 106 Alternative Analysis and Draft Memorandum of Agreement

12/16/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is proposing a Memorandum of Agreement

SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECTION 404(b)(1) EVALUATION New Power Plant Replacement Bridge And Unit 10 Feeder Cable Relocation

12/10/2020
SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECTION 404(b)(1) EVALUATIONNew Power Plant

Pier Rehabiliation at the Duluth Vessel Yard-Section 106 Adverse Effect and Draft MOA

11/2/2020
 TO: All INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS, AND CITIZENS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),

Latest News Releases

FishPass project to begin construction
1/15/2021
DETROIT – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor is set to commence construction on the FishPass Project in Traverse City, Michigan the week of January 18. The contractor will begin by installing...
Soo Locks closing for seasonal repair, maintenance
1/13/2021
DETROIT- The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. January 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25 to perform critical maintenance.The operating season is...
Army Corps proposing temporary project office space in Canal Park
12/23/2020
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments through January 13, 2021 on its proposal to place temporary office space in Canal Park on the Soo Locks property in Sault Ste...

News Stories

Employee Spotlight: Vicky Person
5/21/2020
Vicky Person joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, team three years ago and has over 35 years of experience in the field of geotechnical, environmental and construction quality...
High Water Impacts on Coastal Erosion
5/19/2020
Record high lake levels in 2019 on Lake Michigan have increased the height of the wave impact and accelerated the erosion. Holland, Michigan reported a loss of 50 feet of beach since last summer. Many...
Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19
3/17/2020
For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the...

Photos

The lockcrew observing the tugboat Fredrick, which is surrounded by ice during the winter of 2014, in which 92 percent of the Great Lakes froze over.
Floating plant in the Poe Lock
Signals
Tall Ship at the Soo Locks
Job shadowing
Trimming intake pipe
Rigging
Maintenance at Indiana Harbor
September morning
Late night viewing
Detroit District Relay Team
Boating and Water Safety
Ultimate Frisbee
Tall Ship passing through the Soo Locks
Ship watching in Duluth
Inland Route Cheboygan
Saltie arrives in Duluth
Lower Lock Gates
East Approach
Ship arriving in Duluth
The Livingstone Channel
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Cleaning the locks
How do the locks work?
Exhibits at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Winter maintenance on the MacArthur Lock

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