Structure Risk Communication Meetings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes Navigation Team conducted a series of regional meetings to initiate a dialogue with state and local officials to inform them of the current condition of coastal infrastructure (federal breakwaters, piers, jetties, etc.) and the projected risks posed by deferred maintenance. This is in keeping with the Corps' ongoing efforts of openly communicating risks to local entities and other harbor stakeholders.

The Corps discussed each harbor's federal navigation structures in detail, including the current condition of each of the structures and a discussion of the local landside infrastructure that is protected by the structures.  In-person meetings were held covering the harbors listed below. 

Although authorized to safeguard navigation activities in the federal harbors from waves and ice, these navigation structures also provide critical flood/storm damage protection for buildings, roads, and facilities. As these structures have aged and their conditions deteriorated, their ability to protect the navigation channel and the infrastructure that has built up behind them are increasingly at risk. The purpose of these regional meetings is to have an open dialogue on current conditions and risks.

Great Lakes Coastal Infrastructure Brochure: Critical Protection at Risk


To see any of the presentations below, please email us using the above Point of Contact link for a digital copy.

Escanaba - Oct 29, 2013

Escanaba Risk Communication 

Algoma Harbor, WI

Big Bay Harbor, MI

Cedar River Harbor, MI

Eagle Harbor, MI

Grand Traverse Bay Harbor, MI

Kewaunee Harbor, WI

Keweenaw Waterway Harbor, MI

Lac La Belle Harbor, MI

Marquette Harbor, MI

Menominee Harbor, MI & WI

Oconto Harbor, WI

Presque Isle Harbor, MI

Sturgeon Bay Harbor, WI

Oswego - September 23, 2013

Breakwater Risk Communication

Cape Vincent Harbor, NY

Great Sodus Harbor, NY

Irondequoit Harbor, NY

LIttle Sodus Harbor, NY

Oswego Harbor, NY

Port Ontario, NY

Rochester Harbor, NY


St Ignace - August 27, 2013

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Charlevoix Harbor, MI

Cheboygan Harbor, MI

Detour Harbor, MI

Grand Marais Harbor, MI

Hammond Bay Harbor, MI

Little Lake Harbor, MI

Mackinac Island Harbor, MI

Mackinaw City Harbor, MI

Manistique Harbor, MI

Petoskey Harbor, MI

Whitefish Point Harbor, MI

Duluth - June 20, 2013

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Ashland Harbor, WI

Bayfield Harbor, WI

Black River Harbor, MI

Cornucopia Harbor, WI

Duluth-Superior Harbor, MN/WI

Grand Marais Harbor, MN

Knife River, MN

La Pointe Harbor, WI

Ontonagon Harbor, MI

Port Wing Harbor, WI

Saxon Harbor, WI

Two Harbors, MN

Grayling - May 17, 2013

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Alpena Harbor, MI

Arcadia Harbor, MI

Au Sable Harbor, MI

Frankfort Harbor, MI

Greilickville Harbor, MI

Harrisville Harbor, MI

Leland Harbor, MI

Manistee Harbor, MI

Point Lookout Harbor, MI

Portage Lake Harbor, MI

Tawas Bay Harbor, MI

Port Huron - Oct 15, 2012

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Bolles Harbor, MI

Caseville Harbor, MI

Clinton River Harbor, MI

Harbor Beach, MI

Lexington Harbor, MI

Port Austin Harbor, MI

Port Sanilac Harbor, MI

Buffalo - Aug 30, 2012

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Barcelona Harbor, NY

Black Rock Lock & Tonawanda Harbor, NY

Buffalo Harbor, NY

Cattaraugus Creek Harbor, NY

Dunkirk Harbor, NY

Erie Harbor, PA

Oak Orchard Harbor, NY

Olcott Harbor, NY

Wilson Harbor, NY

Michigan City - Jul 18, 2012

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Burns Small Boat Harbor, IN

Burns Waterway Harbor, IN

Calumet Harbor, IL

Chicago Harbor, IL

Indiana Harbor, IN

Michigan City Harbor, IN

New Buffalo Harbor, MI

St. Joseph Harbor, MI

Cleveland - Jan 18, 2012

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Ashtabula Harbor, OH

Cleveland Harbor, OH

Conneaut Harbor, OH

Cooley Canal Harbor, OH

Fairport Harbor, OH

Huron Harbor, OH

Lorain Harbor, OH

Port Clinton Harbor, OH

Rocky River Harbor, OH

Sandusky Harbor, OH

Vermilion Harbor, OH

West Harbor, OH


Grand Haven - Nov 8, 2011

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Grand Haven Harbor, MI

Holland Harbor, MI

Ludington Harbor, MI

Muskegon Harbor, MI

Pentwater Harbor, MI

Saugatuck Harbor, MI

South Haven Harbor, MI

White Lake Harbor, MI

Milwaukee - Aug 16, 2011

Structure Risk Communication Presentation

Kenosha Harbor, WI

Manitowoc Harbor, WI

Milwaukee Harbor, WI

Port Washington Harbor, WI

Sheboygan Harbor, WI

Two Rivers Harbor, WI

Waukegan Harbor, IL