Baltimore District provides water resource planning and engineering design and construction support focused on navigation, flood risk management and environmental restoration. Our work includes construction and operation of dams that help reduce flood risks, provide recreation, environmental stewardship, 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, Baltimore District operates and maintains 290 miles of federal navigation channels, 148 miles of federally constructed levees, and 15 federal flood risk management dams and reservoirs.
As a result, Baltimore District has prevented $16 billion in flood damages, is restoring approximately 600 acres of oyster habitat and is also restoring 1,140 acres of remote islands.
In order for a Corps project to be implemented through the Civil Works program, the Corps must first receive Congressional authorization and then it must receive Congressional funding. Our Technical Service Programs offer federal assistance for technical assistance and analyses and smaller projects without the need for Congressional authorization.
Some major projects are highlighted in the below sections. To view all of the district's projects, please visit the Baltimore District Fact Sheet portal.