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Legislation to Restore Indian River Lagoon Announced (USA)

Legislation to Restore Indian River Lagoon Announced (USA)

U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy yesterday introduced legislation to bolster projects related to protecting and restoring the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon Nutrient Removal Assistance Act would create a grant program to provide assistance to projects that will result in environmental benefits for the Indian River Lagoon, produce the greatest nutrient load reductions […]

USA: Loxahatchee River Dredging Kicks Off

USA: Loxahatchee River Dredging Kicks Off

The Loxahatchee River dredging program has officially commenced, according to waterwayguide.com. The contractor, Cavache Inc., has started dredging operations with their dredger “LIL MONICA” at the Sims Creek Channel Extension and a portion of the South Channel Extension of the Loxahatchee River, south and southwest of the Loxahatchee River Aquatic Preserve in Palm Beach County, […]

Funding Secured for Cobleskill Water System Project

Funding Secured for Cobleskill Water System Project

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Village of Cobleskill in Schoharie County will receive $2,325,000 in federal funds to make repairs to its water supply system and water treatment plant. Schumer explained that this funding will be allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and provide […]

VIDEO: New Drum Cutter Attachments from Atlas Copco

VIDEO: New Drum Cutter Attachments from Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has recently introduced a range of eight Drum Cutter attachments to its range of Construction Tools. The DC Drum Cutter range is available with service weights from 200 kg to 2900 kg, suitable for carriers of 1-50 tonnes. “Our Drum Cutters are an excellent choice for rock or concrete wall and surface profiling, […]

USACE Chief Visits Port of Houston Authority (USA)

USACE Chief Visits Port of Houston Authority (USA)

The 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick visited the Port of Houston Authority last week and was given an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel as part of a briefing that highlighted economic growth along the federal waterway. He […]

Canada: Government Invests in Nova Scotia Small Craft Harbours

Canada: Government Invests in Nova Scotia Small Craft Harbours

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, yesterday announced $3.5 million to support improvement projects at five small craft harbors in Nova Scotia. This is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of […]

DNR: New Location for Dredged Materials

DNR: New Location for Dredged Materials

Dredged materials located on the property of Pershing Park Boat Launch Basin in the city of Racine are to be removed and placed in Belle Harbor Marina, announced dnr.wi.gov. The new location also lies within the city and is owned by Racine County. The project to transport the dredged materials between the two properties is […]

USACE Workshops on Coastal Texas Protection

USACE Workshops on Coastal Texas Protection

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking representatives from federal, state and local governments and agencies, Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations, academia, business and industry and individuals interested in participating in public workshops for the purpose of gathering ideas for addressing coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration in the coastal Texas region. […]

Waccamaw River Cleanup Program Progresses Well (USA)

Waccamaw River Cleanup Program Progresses Well (USA)

According to the first Santee Cooper coal ash removal report released this week, Santee Cooper has removed over 42,000 tons from its unlined coal ash lagoons on the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway, South Carolina. The removal is part of a settlement reached between Santee Cooper and citizen groups represented by the Southern […]

USACE to Hold WRRDA Listening Sessions

USACE to Hold WRRDA Listening Sessions

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a notice stating that it will conduct a series of listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform & Development act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the […]







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