The Baltimore District provides water resource planning, engineering design and construction support focused on navigation, flood control and environmental restoration. Our work includes construction and operation of dams for flood control; water quality and water supply; dredging of major waterways; and construction of local flood risk management projects.
Our civil works boundaries, covering the Chesapeake Bay Basin and the Susquehanna and Potomac river watersheds, extend from Maryland to New York. In total, the district’s responsibilities cover 49,000 square miles in six states and the District of Columbia, two watersheds, and 7,000 miles of coastline. Along these waterways, the Baltimore District operates and maintains 290 miles of federal navigation channels, 148 miles of federal levees, and 15 federal flood risk management dams and reservoirs.
As a result, the Baltimore District has prevented $16 billion in flood damages,created approximately 500 acres of oyster habitat and is currently restoring 1,140 acres of remote islands.