US Army Corps of Engineers
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that the Soo Locks Webcams are live and feature four camera views from the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
DETROIT -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around breakwaters, piers or jetties in the Great Lakes and to adhere to posted warning signs. Do not swim near or jump off any structure - the life you save may be your own...
DETROIT -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that based on preliminary August data, Lake Superior tied its record high for the month while Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie established new record high monthly mean water levels in August. Water levels on Lake Michigan-Huron and Lake Ontario were slightly below record highs, but still very high compared to average.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-2006-120190-S19

11/7/2019
Proposed Structure Removal, Dredging, Pier System, Boat Hoists, Piles & Boathouse in the St. Clair River, Harsens Island, Clay Township, St. Clair County, Michigan.

LRE-2019-01123-10-S19

10/10/2019
Proposed Dredging and Seawall Replacement in Lake St. Clair, Clay Township, St. Clair County, Michigan

LRE-1986-122502-S19

10/4/2019
Proposed Replacement Seawall, Docks, Dredging and Boat Well Fill in St. Clair River at Algonac, Michigan

Other Public Notices

Grand River Draft EIS Notice of Intent/NEPA Scoping Meeting

3/19/2019
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District, announces its intent to conduct public scoping and solicit public comments to gather information to prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on behalf of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) related to the proposed Grand River Habitat Restoration and Invasive Species Control Project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The project must provide a means to block sea lamprey from moving upstream, as this invasive species is currently blocked by the existing 6th Street Dam in the Grand River, must maintain or reduce the current risk of flooding upstream, and must provide for fish passage into upstream areas. If implemented, the project is expected to adversely impact existing healthy mussel population, which includes the federally-listed endangered scaleshell and snuffbox mussels as well as a number of state listed mussel species. DATES: Comments for consideration in the development of the scope of the NEPA draft EIS are due no later than May 15, 2019. Comments may also be made at the public scoping meeting as noted below. All comments and materials received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit written comments at the meeting and/or to Mr. Charles A. Uhlarik,Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Environmental Analysis Branch, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 or via email to: Comments-Grand-River@usace.army.mil.

Saginaw River Deepening Study Termination

11/7/2018
NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS AND CITIZENS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

DE PERE DAM, EAST EMBANKMENT SEEPAGE BLANKET ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

8/1/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, under its operations and maintenance

Latest News Releases

Symposium will highlight process to work in Michigan waters
9/30/2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District (Corps), along with the state of Michigan Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE,) announces an open forum for professional services to discuss and...
Corps to celebrate new community gathering place near Soo Locks
9/19/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announce an addition to a traditional community gathering area in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.On Thursday, September 26, the U.S. Army Corps of...
Great Lakes to continue high water level trend into the fall
9/5/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that based on preliminary August data, Lake Superior tied its record high for the month while Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie established new...

News Stories

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan III announced
10/25/2019
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler unveiled an updated action plan under the Great lakes Restoration Initiative, GLRI, at Sunset Point in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. The GLRI...
Employee Spotlight: Chuck Gould
10/7/2019
Chuck Gould, lead program analyst, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently served four and a half months at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters office in a developmental...
Restoring the Boardman
11/28/2018
By Emily Schaefer, public affairs specialistConstruction teams have been actively engaged and moving dirt since 2017 to remove two dams on the Boardman River in Traverse City, Michigan.    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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