The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline tunnel project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping process with the Notice of Intent (NOI) publishing in the Federal Register today.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to remove the ancillary walkway on the Charlevoix Harbor South Pier in Charlevoix, Michigan due to safety concerns.
Over the next 6 months, Lake Superior will continue its seasonal rise into late summer or early fall before beginning to decline. In the next month, Lake Michigan-Huron will begin a seasonal fall and Lakes St. Clair, Erie and Ontario will continue their seasonal decline.
Trade West Inc., of Nevada removes the last rock from the New Lock at the Soo upstream channel deepening project in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Lt. Col. Brett Boyle assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, July 19, in a Change of Command ceremony rich with symbolism and heritage in Detroit.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, to begin early August.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials anticipate Muskegon Harbor dredging could begin as early as Friday or Saturday depending on weather. The President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget included operations and maintenance funding for Muskegon Harbor with the Corps of Engineers expecting to award a contract later in the year. However, the commercial bulk carrier M/V Kaye E. Barker ran aground on a sand bar at the harbor’s entrance April 28.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor, The King Co., Inc. conducts maintenance dredging at Holland Harbor in Michigan May 2022.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-1987-200130-S22

8/16/2022
Proposed Lafayette (M-13/M-84) Bascule Bridge Replacement in Saginaw River at Bay City, Michigan

LRE-1984-2820100-S22

8/16/2022
Proposed Boat and Kayak Launch Modernization in Detroit River at Ecorse, Michigan

LRE-2010-00463-56-A19

8/15/2022
Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS published in the Federal Register for the proposed Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel Project in the Straits of Mackinac, Emmet and Mackinac Counties, Michigan

Other Public Notices

Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for GW Kuhn (GWK) Headwall Outfall Repair, Red Run Drain, Oakland County, MI

7/29/2022
The USACE proposes cost reimbursement up to 75% to the GW Kuhn Drainage District, Oakland and Macomb Counties, Michigan, pursuant to Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992, Public Law 102-580, as amended. The cost reimbursement would be applied to excavation of the channel bottom, cutting banks to a more gentle slope, placement of large riprap and armor stone on the bed and banks, paving the driveway and other amenities to reduce erosion downstream of the treatment basin outfall during discharge events.

Charlevoix Pine River Crossing Public Notice

6/16/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is soliciting comments from the public for a project proposed by the City of Charlevoix, MI to horizontally directionally drill (HDD) an 8-inch natural gas line under the USACE navigation channel project located on the Pine River in Charlevoix, MI. The proposed project is located at the US-31 bridge river crossing. The lines will have at least 81 feet of clearance below the riverbed and the boring pits are proposed to be a minimum of 700 feet from the river edge. The proposed project is needed to improve the gas line infrastructure in the area.

Public Notice and Comment Period for the Woodtick Peninsula Section 204 Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Ecosystem Restoration Project, Monroe County, MI

5/9/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, has prepared a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Woodtick Peninsula Section 204 Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Ecosystem Restoration Project, Monroe County, Michigan. USACE is undertaking this action in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of the project is to investigate the feasibility of beneficially using dredged material from the Toledo Harbor Federal Navigation Project for ecosystem restoration purposes at Woodtick Peninsula, located in Monroe County, Michigan. The IFR/EA identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP: Alternative 4A) for ecosystem restoration that is cost-effective and promotes National Ecosystem Restoration (NER) while protecting the nation’s environment. The TSP consists of dredge material placement and the creation of an in-water artificial reef adjacent to Woodtick Peninsula. This TSP would have a placement footprint of 115.3 acres and require approximately 156,000 cubic yards of dredged material.

Latest News Releases

Corps of Engineers begins Line 5 tunnel EIS scoping process
8/15/2022
DETROIT– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline tunnel project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping process with the Notice of Intent (NOI) publishing in...
Safety changes coming for Charlevoix South Pier
8/11/2022
DETROIT- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to remove the ancillary walkway on the Charlevoix Harbor South Pier in Charlevoix, Michigan due to safety concerns.Waves and ice movement have...
New Lock at the Soo Phase 1 construction nears completion
7/22/2022
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich.—With only closeout items remaining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District’s New Lock at the Soo substantially completes its first phase of construction.“We are...

News Stories

Commitment to high-quality USACE bridge inspections
3/4/2022
Structural cracks, buckled or bent steel, visual fretting corrosion – these are the kinds of things at the forefront of a bridge inspector’s mind. Oh, and don’t forget to quantify the severity and...
Logistics team removes area offices’ excess equipment
9/16/2021
In the early morning hours of their five-day trip to Duluth, Minnesota, the Detroit District Logistics team were quietly loading excess equipment onto a flat-bed truck headed south.The equipment’s...
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...

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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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