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  • 23 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing maintenance dredging of Cuttyhunk Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Gosnold, on Cuttyhunk Island, Mass. The authorized Federal Navigation Project provides for a channel, 10 feet deep and 75 feet wide, from the outer harbor to the westerly terminal in the inner harbor. It also […]

  • 17 April 2012

    Water levels along the Mississippi River continue to drop, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deactivate Phase I flood fight inspections. As a result of this deactivation, all permitted construction work near levees and floodwalls along or near the river may now resume. The Corps activated phase I flood fight as a proactive […]

  • 8 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $3,410,000 contract, March 23, to restore Black Wall and Rulers Bar Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The contract was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to beneficially use clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor 50 foot deepening project to […]

  • 3 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Saint Paul District, and Valley City, N.D., will enter into a formal agreement to partner in a flood risk management study. Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven and Col. Michael Price, St. Paul District commander, will celebrate this partnership by participating in a signing ceremony of a cost sharing agreement […]

  • 2 April 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $333,508 contract to MCM Marine, Inc., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for the dredging of Manistee Harbor in western Michigan. MCM anticipates starting in mid-April and wrapping up in late April. The shoaled material will be placed near the shoreline just south of the harbor. […]

  • 28 March 2012

    TRC Companies, Inc. today announced that, in partnership with Plexus Scientific, it has been awarded a ten-year combined ceiling contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). TRC will provide environmental remediation and restoration services for the Corps’ Louisville District and all of its Mission Boundaries. TRC estimates that the services performed through this […]

  • 23 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has reissued its Nationwide Permits (NWPs), authorizing work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The new NWPs took effect March 19, 2012 replacing the existing […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is postponing Thursday evening’s public meeting to discuss a draft environmental assessment of proposed nearshore sediment placement sites near the mouth of the Columbia River. The meeting was to be held at the Port of Astoria. The public comment period on the draft environmental assessment began March 1 and […]

  • 19 March 2012

    The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it has restored the Wakenda Levee located in Carroll County, Mo. to Its 2011 pre-flood level of protection. A contract was awarded to Ideker, Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., on Jan. 23 for approximately $722,000 to repair the Wakenda Levee. The levee rehab […]

  • 13 March 2012

      Members of the public and news media are invited to attend a series of scoping meeting on the proposed Glades Reservoir project, March 20, 21 and 22 at three locations in the tri-state area: • March 20: Gainesville State College from 4 to 8 p.m. EST. The college is located at 3820 Mundy Mill […]

  • 12 March 2012

    Based on early feedback on a recent public notice regarding a draft environmental assessment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is clarifying a portion of the document. The purpose of the draft environmental assessment is to identify three locations that may be used for dredged material placement.The footprint of the South Jetty Nearshore and Benson […]

  • 9 March 2012

    The New Orleans District of the Army Corps of Engineers has revealed it intention to invest in projects dedicated to fixing flooding damage on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. Having more than a half billion dollars at its disposal, the Army Corps says its plan includes the following investments: – $257 million in levee and […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (“IDIQ”) contract with the Mobile District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Orion Marine Group will be on call to perform various dredging projects in both coastal and upriver locations […]

  • 8 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting two public information meetings on a proposal to add three nearshore sediment placement sites near the mouth of the Columbia River. The meetings will be held March 15, 2012 at the Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave., Ilwaco, Wash., and March 22, 2012 in the Port of […]

  • 7 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, encountered what is believed to be Hurricane Ike-related debris during maintenance dredging of Rollover Pass to the Galveston Causeway. The debris material was inadvertently deposited at its federally-coordinated beneficial use site at Caplen Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. The Corps is working to remove this debris, which includes […]

  • 5 March 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act signed by President Obama on 23 December 2011. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood. The District developed a […]

  • 5 March 2012

    Work crews began installing aqua levee systems recently on Pistol and Brown Creeks that will act as makeshift coffer dams. Pumps capable of moving up to 6,900 gallons per minute are in place and ready to divert water collected from these streams through pipes around Greenbelt Lake. As the water is diverted and once the […]

  • 2 March 2012

    Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha said that the canal dredging operation undertaken by military personnel in Bangkok is schedule to finish by May, in time for the rainy season. General Prayuth yesterday was on hand to welcome Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the canal dredging site in Bang Khae District, Bangkok, where she was to […]

  • 2 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment proposing three additional nearshore sediment placement sites at the Mouth of the Columbia River. The purpose of the proposed action is to add additional, long-term dredged material placement sites to the existing network of disposal sites for the MCR project. […]

  • 2 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct dredging operations in the Ilwaco Channel to remove shoaling that the U.S. Coast Guard has identified as a hazard to their ability to perform rescue operations at the Columbia River Bar. The Coast Guard contacted the Portland District in late January with concerns about the shoal and […]

  • 1 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform repairs to the east breakwater of the Stonington Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Stonington, Conn. The Corps estimates that approximately 3,000 tons of new stone will be needed to restore the damaged sections of the east breakwater to its authorized dimensions. “Several […]

  • 28 February 2012

    As this week’s storm subsides, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District officials estimate that Mud Mountain and Howard Hanson dams protected nearly one million people and about $2 billion in resources in the White and Green River valleys. This rainfall and flow rate lands in the Howard Hanson Dam’s top ten events in […]

  • 27 February 2012

    The Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a total of six contracts since January to repair seven levees that were damaged in the devastating Missouri River flood in 2011. Approximately 30 contracts are expected to be awarded in the district’s efforts to respond to 55 requests for assistance from […]

  • 27 February 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County officials broke ground Feb. 22 on a project designed to restore degraded habitat in the San Fernando Valley. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Public Works Deputy Director Mark Pestrella and District Commander Col. Mark Toy ceremonially turned dirt for the start of the $7 million […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Developing a love and respect for the open seas came naturally to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Small Craft Operator Joe Vernier, a Galveston, Texas, native, who spent much of his youth recreating along and exploring the Gulf of Mexico. So it’s not any surprise that Vernier chose a career that would enable […]

  • 24 February 2012

    An agreement has been signed between the Port of Pascagoula and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for initiating a project at the triple barrel dredging material disposal site. This Project Partnership Agreement states that the port and Corps will share the cost of construction worth $5.5 million. The port will secure $977,000 and the […]