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With the removal of a 560-ton section of structural steel on April 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has cleared enough wreckage from a 35-foot-deep Limited Access Channel (LAC), in accordance with USACE’s commitment to deliver it by the end of April. Click here to read more.
A teammate looks into a 300-foot stretch of the Washington Aqueduct's Old Conduit after it was upgraded with carbon-fiber. Washington Aqueduct crews have been conducting repairs and updates to sections of the utility's First Conduit, commonly referred to as the "Old Conduit," located under MacArthur Boulevard, since November 2023. The Old Conduit is a 12-mile-long circular tube structure carrying water from the Potomac River near Great Falls to the Dalecarlia Reservoir. The conduit was placed in regular service in July 1864 and — thanks to the qualified professionals that have overseen its operations and maintenance throughout the past 160 years — remains a vital component to providing drinking water for approximately 1 million citizens in the DC area.
The Baltimore District's Survey/Debris Section is replacing the nearly 50-year old timber pier at our Fort McHenry site with a new concrete pier. The new pier is intended to last another 40-plus years to service the Survey Vessel CATLETT and the Debris Vessel REYNOLDS, both of which make sure Baltimore-area waterways are clear and navigable. The project is anticipated to be completed by June 2024.
The Baltimore District Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. David Myers, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Freedom Center IV Enlisted Personnel Housing Barracks, at Fort George G. Meade Nov. 9, 2023. The enlisted personnel barracks will accommodate 380 personnel in two, 4-story buildings with 190 rooms each.
The latest edition of the Baltimore District's Chesapeake Engineer Magazine. Learn more about the New Root Hall at the U.S. Army War College, our support for the Tidal Basin in D.C., Environmental Justice initiatives, and the various Chesapeake Engineers who have been recognized for excellence.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clears wreckage from Limited Access Channel in Port of Baltimore
4/23/2024
With the removal of a 560-ton section of structural steel on April 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has cleared enough wreckage from a 35-foot-deep Limited Access Channel (LAC), in...
Baltimore Native Leads Coordination Efforts for US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore in Key Bridge Response
4/23/2024 UPDATED
In the heart of Baltimore, Kimberly Matthews, a design manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, stands at the forefront of disaster mitigation efforts, orchestrating a seamless...
Versatile Ecologist Ensures Smooth Operations at Unified Command
4/23/2024 UPDATED
In the heart of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), where efficiency is paramount and every role is critical, Amani Khalil stands out as a beacon of adaptability and expertise...
USACE’s underwater response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse
4/13/2024
In the Key Bridge Response, USACE is working in a joint effort with the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to oversee the commercial dive companies performing the work underwater...
Howell Run Picnic Area at Jennings Randolph Lake remains closed for 2024 recreation season
4/9/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District announces that the Howell Run Picnic Area at Jennings Randolph Lake will remain closed for the 2024 recreation season due to construction...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers develops tentative timeline to reopen Fort McHenry Channel following Key Bridge collapse
4/4/2024 UPDATED
BALTIMORE – As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District continues working with local, state and federal partners to clear the wreckage along the Fort McHenry Channel following the...