• July

    Baltimore District Chief of Navigation Kevin Brennan retires following 37-year career with the Army Corps

    Kevin Brennan, Baltimore District’s long-time Navigation chief, is retiring in June 2022 following
  • Army Corps releases for public review draft plan to reduce coastal flood risk in Baltimore

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, along with the non-federal sponsor,
  • June

    Industrial Hygienist awarded U.S. Army Guardian Safety Award

    Genet Tulu, Baltimore District industrial hygienist, was awarded the U.S. Army Guardian Safety Award, June 7, 2022. Ms. Tulu was presented the award at the Post Theater on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County, Md.
  • The Washington Aqueduct | Modernization

    For nearly 170 years, the Washington Aqueduct, a division of Baltimore District, has provided potable drinking water for the District of Columbia, later expanding coverage to Virginia’s Arlington and Fairfax Counties in 1927 and 1947, respectively. Under the direction of Baltimore District Commander Col. Estee S. Pinchasin and Washington Aqueduct General Manager Rudy Chow, the Aqueduct is several years into an evolutionary, mission-essential modernization plan that will usher in a new era for the historic water utility. The plan, or Evolution 2030, centers around an intensive asset management strategy, as well as data system upgrades that will result in critical infrastructure renewal, improved water security, and ensured continuity for the Aqueduct. 
  • Reflecting on Hurricane Agnes 50 Years Later

    Half a century ago, in late June 1972, one of the most devasting and historic hurricanes the United
  • Army Corps releases draft report, environmental assessment for Metro DC coastal storm study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, along with the non- federal sponsor,
  • May

    Army Corps recognizes Dam Safety Awareness Day at Jennings Randolph Lake; promotes safety for downstream communities

    May 31 is nationally known as Dam Safety Awareness Day, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
  • April

    Be a part of the solution to lake pollution! Annual Lake Cleanup Day at Raystown Lake

    The Friends of Raystown Lake and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are calling on volunteers to participate in a shoreline cleanup at Raystown Lake during the annual Lake Cleanup Day, Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area (rain or shine).
  • East Coast maritime response assets remobilize EVER FORWARD

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, performed hydrographic surveys at the Craighill Channel to determine any potential channel impacts resulting from East Coast maritime response efforts to remobilize the Taiwanese vessel operator Evergreen’s box ship EVER FORWARD. After being grounded for 35 days and successfully refloated, EVER FORWARD made its way back to the Port of Baltimore, resuming its journey to Norfolk, Virginia. Moving forward, material dredged during the remobilization effort will be beneficially re-used at Poplar Island for rebuilding and restoring the area, which is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and waterfowl, as approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • Raystown Lake Announces Gate Opening for Spring Turkey Season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, announces the opening of Gate 28 on High Germany Road (Nancy's Camp Service Road) at Raystown Lake to begin Saturday, April 23, through Tuesday, May 31, for spring turkey season.
  • Army Corps releases draft Curwensville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has released the Draft 2022
  • March

    Women Empowerment: Biologist rises above occasion

    Plunging into the ocean and feeling weightless in the deep blue sea ignited an inescapable scuba diving passion for a 12-year-old girl. The aquatic environment surrounding her seemed endless, boosting her adrenaline. Although she routinely encountered elusive, camouflaging frogfish and large barracudas with menacing teeth, it was a familiar face concealing a proud smile behind a snorkel mask that inspired her to lead the charge – her grandmother's. These early adventures helped shape Kristina May's desire to pursue biology and environmental protection to inspire other imaginative little girls and women with similar interests. As a part of Women's History Month, May shares her story and pays tribute to the women who've courageously reimagined the possible to accomplish this goal.
  • Army Corps to receive more than $100 million in President's proposed fiscal 2023 budget for Civil Works projects in Chesapeake Bay region

    The President’s proposed budget for fiscal 2023 released March 28, 2022, includes more than $100
  • All-women security team manages sensitive information, property for key partners in National Capital Region

    Denise Hurt works from her office outside of Fort Meade, Maryland, the home base for her all-women security team. The team, part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Real Property Services Field Office (RSFO), handles high-level, unique security assignments for high-profile Department of Defense (DOD) agencies. In fact, their work is so specialized that RSFO is one of the only full-service project management shops in the federal government able to provide fully cleared personnel at the Top-Secret level and above.
  • New Splash: Surveyor continues waterways passion

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Survey Technician Ryan Miranda endures another chapter pursuing waterway passions, which includes stints as a rower, scuba diver, and naval historian. As one of the newest members of the survey technician team, he incorporates his experiences from swimming as a child to coaching rowers to successfully contribute towards enhancing the Chesapeake Bay and District’s National Capital Region area of responsibility with hydrographic condition surveys of federal channels and topographic surveys on special projects.
  • Army Corps releases draft Alvin R. Bush Dam Master Plan and Environmental Assessment for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has released the Draft 2022 Alvin R.
  • Army Corps receives more than $97 million for essential water resources projects in Chesapeake Bay region

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, received more than $97 million from the Fiscal
  • Lifelong environmentalist trailblazes leadership path

    Danielle Szimanski continues a lifelong environmental protection passion by uniquely operating as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature (EWN) Coastal Practice lead and USACE Baltimore District project manager and ecologist. As part of Women's History month, Szimanski is a beacon of hope for women pursuing leadership roles. Her trailblazing path helps showcase how women advance, evaluate, and communicate environmental science that informs impactful decisions to protect the environment now and into the future.
  • February

    Army Corps and Maryland Port Administration to hold virtual public meeting on Seagirt Loop Channel Deepening

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE), in coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), is holding a public meeting Feb. 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. to provide information on the Seagirt Loop Channel Deepening Feasibility Study draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (EA) and to solicit input.
  • USACE Anacostia River dock upgrades enhance environmental rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s, DC Field office dock will house the newly arriving NACOTCHTANK Floating Crane in the District of Columbia alongside the Anacostia River. The DC Drift Program planned rehabilitation and modification of the mooring piers at the site location to help aid in the offloading of debris collected by the DC Drift Program vessels. Local contractors performed construction modifications to help enable the District’s ability to protect environmental habitat, improve water quality and aesthetics, and expand public access within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Additionally, USACE boat operators conduct routine debris patrols and respond to debris calls received from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, boat and marina operators, and private citizens. Lastly, the program’s year-round drift removal operations benefit navigation efforts by reducing damages, financial loss, and safety hazards to commercial and recreational vessels, operators, and docking facilities.