US Army Corps of Engineers
Detroit District Website

U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Duluth Area Office Floating Plant crew designed and fabricated a screening machine to filter the debris from the beach on Minnesota Point. The crew placed a larger 1” Screen on top and the bottom screen contained ¼” openings. The crew placed the dredged material on the screen and utilized a vibrating mechanism and water to sort the rocks, wood debris and human made debris from the beach. The crew has completed all required cleanup areas on the beach from the FY20 Dredging contract
DETROIT - He cannot get enough of the Great Lakes; some might say he’s hooked. By day, John Allis is the Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office Chief and by night, he enjoys being in, on or around the Great Lakes with his family. Allis’ office in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District handles a wide range of activities supporting the International Joint Commission, including water level forecasting, flow regulation and monitoring hydroclimate conditions across the Great Lakes.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers student trainee Sophie McConkey stands in front of the Burns Harbor as it transits the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on June 3, 2021. McConkey is an Industrial Hygienist-Intern with the Soo Area Office and is heading to medical school in the fall of 2021.
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center reopens July 1, 2021 in Duluth, Minn.
The 2021 Detroit District Photo Contest results are in! Congratulations to our winners and many, many thanks to everyone who submitted photos and voted! Meanwhile - keep taking those pictures for the 2022 contest! A link to the downloadable calendar will be posted later this summer. 1st Place - 1,398 votes by Chris Franckowiak. Manitowoc arriving Manistee, Mich. through a cloud of sea smoke.
The dry conditions continued this past month in May, with many locations in central and eastern portions of the basin now experiencing moderate drought conditions. During this time of year, water levels are typically in their period of seasonal rise as a result of increased precipitation and runoff. However, the persistent drier conditions for much of the Great Lakes region this spring has limited the seasonal rises across all the lakes.
DETROIT -- With warm weather approaching, many will spend summer in or around the water. As Great Lakes stewards, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors and residents the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities. Great Lakes water levels are below last year’s record levels but will continue rising before peaking in the summer months. High water levels can increase dangers such as rip currents and waves, especially during periods of active weather. The Corps of Engineers urges caution around Great Lakes piers and breakwaters, particularly during times of high winds and waves.
In 2021, the Detroit District celebrates 180 years of public service to the Great Lakes region. The Detroit District continues to provide essential navigation, engineering, water management, ecosystem restoration and construction services to support the economy and environment of the Great Lakes region.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-2021-00207-6

7/16/2021
Historic Properties Review for Proposed Bridge Replacement over the Huron River at Brownstown Township, Michigan

LRE-2016-00373-41-S21

7/14/2021
Proposed Expansion of Existing Pier, Docks, Boat Hoists and Bank Stabilization in Lake Charlevoix at Charlevoix, Michigan

LRE-1997-100991-S20

7/14/2021
Proposed Removal and Relocation a Boat Launch in Lake St. Clair at Harrison Township, Michigan

Other Public Notices

Soo Locks Complex, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan

7/20/2021
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS, AND CITIZENS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),

Honey Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project Draft Integrated Feasiblity Study and Environmental Assessment

5/28/2021
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS, AND CITIZENS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),

Apostle Island Marina Breakwater Draft Environmental Assessment and FONSI

5/18/2021
 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS, AND CITIZENS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),

Latest News Releases

Corps of Engineers begin 2021 Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging, Minnesota Point beach nourishment
7/26/2021
DULUTH, Minn., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment the week of Aug. 1, 2021.Cleanup of material placed during 2020...
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center reopens
6/25/2021
DULUTH, Minn., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park 10:00 a.m. July 1.The Detroit District’s Duluth Area Office is opening the...
City, Corps of Engineers explain Minnesota Point Beach cleanup plan
6/1/2021
DULUTH, Minn. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City of Duluth have a plan to remove debris placed on Minnesota Point during 2020 beach nourishment. “Safety is a top priority for the corps of...

News Stories

Developmental assignment offers growth, connection for USACE employee
7/7/2021
DETROIT - He cannot get enough of the Great Lakes; some might say he’s hooked.By day, John Allis is the Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office Chief and by night, he enjoys being in, on or around...
Corps of Engineers student trainee heads to med school
6/28/2021
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., -A Lake Superior State University graduate is gaining valuable work experience with the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Soo Area Office as an Industrial Hygienist-Intern before...
Corps lowers impact to fish spawning near Soo Locks
3/5/2021
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (March 5, 2021) - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials will use dry blasting during New Lock at the Soo construction to avoid or drastically minimize impacts to fish...

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

Videos