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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.
Restoration to the Chesapeake’s ecosystem, environmental justice, flood risk management, dredging and navigation improvement, and water supply to Washington, D.C. and Virginia residents continue at the top of the list as USACE, Baltimore District priorities in fiscal year 2024.
In Pennsylvania’s picturesque landscapes, where the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam stands as a symbol of human ingenuity and natural beauty, Craig Eisenhower, head dam operator, tells how his more than three-decade journey with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unfolds.
In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Port Administration, the project consists of dredging approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of material from two channels in Maryland associated with the Baltimore Harbor, ensuring continued safe navigation for vessels going in and out of the Port of Baltimore.
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 PPA outlines the roles, responsibilities, and financial obligations for the restoration of both James and Barren islands in Dorchester County, beneficially re-using material dredged from the Port of Baltimore approach channels and the Honga River, respectively.
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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The Journey of Craig Eisenhower and the Legacy of Foster Joseph Sayers Dam
2/23/2024
In Pennsylvania’s picturesque landscapes, where the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam stands as a symbol of human ingenuity and natural beauty, Craig Eisenhower, head dam operator, tells how his more than...
Raystown Lake incorporates new fishing tournament safety measures ahead of 2024 recreation season
1/16/2024
In an effort to increase visitor safety, minimize traffic congestion and provide safe access for emergency vehicles at boat ramps during peak recreation season at Raystown Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of...
Operator follows father’s footsteps on board the CATLETT
12/29/2023
Born in Cecil County, Maryland, Jacob Tuer was destined for a life on the water. His neighborhood had a slip for his family boat to rest in, and he spent countless hours on jon boats cruising the Elk...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District demonstrates excellence in FY24, celebrates record-breaking 2023 achievements
12/28/2023
Restoration to the Chesapeake’s ecosystem, environmental justice, flood risk management, dredging and navigation improvement, and water supply to Washington, D.C. and Virginia residents continue at...