US Army Corps of Engineers
Detroit District

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 that based on preliminary data, new record high monthly mean water levels were set on Lake Superior, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in June...
We are excited to announce a new Soo Locks Webcam is in the works. We will share the link with you soon.
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Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-2004-380230-S19

8/16/2019
Proposed Breakwater, Dock, and Walkway Construction in Lake Superior at the Lower Harbor, Marquette, Michigan

LRE-2019-00647-11-S19

8/15/2019
Proposed Boat Well, Boat House, Boat Hoists, Docks, Spring Piles and Seawall in Clinton River at Harrison Township, Michigan

LRE-2006-01181-16-S19

8/6/2019
Proposed Maintenance Dredging, Discharge of Return Water, Discharge Sand Fill as Beach Nourishment, Groins and Docks in Lake Huron at Sand Point, MI

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

CERB to meet in Detroit
8/7/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that the 96th Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) meeting will occur August 13-14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.The CERB provides...
St. Louis River project slated to improve environment
7/22/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the award of a construction contract for habitat creation in the St. Louis River near Superior, Wisconsin.The U.S. Army Corps of...
Breakwater safety hazards of high Great Lakes water levels
7/22/2019
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...

News Stories

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...
Biologist plans to fish fulltime
6/6/2018
As a young boy growing up in the small town of Midland, Michigan, he spent his summers fishing, water skiing and swimming. Now, as a 68-year-old biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit...
District counsel to serve as federal judge
5/16/2018
By Lynn Rose, public affairs chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit DistrictImagine how honored a parent would be of a child that has become an attorney and then through their hard work receives...

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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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