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  • 1 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Port of Palm Beach dredging project is out for bids to a pre-approved group of contractors who operate hopper dredges in the Southeast United States. According to the port, the project was planned to straddle the FY2020/FY2021 budget years to allow a larger allocation of funds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently signed the St. George Harbor Improvement Chief’s Report. The signing progresses the proposed project to Congress for authorization. Located on the northeast shore of St. George Island, the proposed project aims to increase the safe accessibility of marine navigation to […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from the city of New Bedford for proposed work in Clark’s Cove. The project’s purpose is shoreline protection at West Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The proposed project in Clark’s Cove involves work to construct a breakwater and perform beach […]

  • 28 August 2020
    Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District just shared this beautiful photo of the deep draft hopper dredge Essayons working at the mouth of the Columbia River. According to the Corps, over the next several weeks the Essayons will dredge sand from the Columbia River bar, the world’s most dangerous entrance to a major […]

  • 27 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and 54th Chief of Engineers, yesterday inked the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands, New Jersey, Coastal Storm Risk Management Chief’s Report. This project spans a geographic distance of approximately 8,000 linear feet along the bay shoreline of Highlands, which […]

  • 27 August 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has received a permit application from Cross Sound Ferry Services, Inc., for a proposed work in the Thames River. The project purpose is to reconfigure the existing site in New London, Connecticut, to maintain the function of the Cross Sound Ferry Service. The proposed work includes […]

  • 27 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just released the latest update on their maintenance dredging project at Fort Myers Beach. The cutter suction dredge Maya Caelyn moved into position off Fort Myers Beach in Lee County, Fla., earlier this month to begin dredging Matanzas Pass channel, said USACE. The $3.1 million project […]

  • 26 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, yesterday hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking event and media site tour, in front of the Col. Ward Pump Station, by the water, at 2 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201. The ceremony celebrated the start of repairs to over 1,300 feet of the seawall at the northern section of the […]

  • 26 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite has signed the Chief’s Reports for two flood damage reduction studies in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The signing of these reports for the Savan Gut Phase II and Turpentine Run projects, marks a crucial milestone and progresses the proposed projects to Congress […]

  • 25 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is considering design changes to increase the robustness, resiliency and/or reliability of the Manatee County, Florida, Federal Shore Protection Project through minor design refinements, and seeks public comment on a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA). According to the Corps, the SEA considers a range of alternative design modifications […]

  • 25 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District recently completed repairs to the Lorain breakwater located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Ohio. Approximately 50 linear feet of the breakwater was repaired, which was void with a stone base and vertical sheet pile on top. Additionally, any of the remaining cracks were also […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    MCM Marine, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is putting finishing touches to the North Manitou Island ferry dredging project. According to the Army Corps, MCM Marine won contract to hydraulically dredge approximately 28,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from the south side of the island’s dock. This shoaled material, comprised mostly of sand, is being […]

  • 20 August 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Col. Jason Kelly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division commander, met with congressional representatives and the South Carolina Ports Authority yesterday to discuss updates to the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. The Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project has progressed more quickly than any federal deepening project to date. According to Jim Newsome, president […]

  • 20 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of the Army Corps, has signed the Chief’s Report for the Rio Culebrinas Flood Damage Reduction Study in Puerto Rico. The signing of this report marks a crucial milestone and progresses the proposed project to Congress for individual authorization. The primary goal the proposed project is to protect […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has closed fourth breach on Levee System L-536 near Corning, Missouri. The closure, denoted as “A” near River Mile 523, marks the last of four planned breach closures along Levee System L-536. The closure returns this portion of the levee to a 10-year level of protection. This […]

  • 18 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Dredging and beachfill operations in Sea Isle City (NJ) were successfully completed last week, informs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. According to the Corps, for northern Sea Isle City, work began on June 30th and was completed on July 17. For southern Sea Isle City, a pipe landing was made near 84th […]

  • 18 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Last week, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Rio Guayanilla Flood Risk Management Study Chief’s Report. This key step in the USACE study process approves the findings of the Chicago District and starts the process of Congressional consideration to authorize the project for future […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has released its draft Upper Mississippi River master plan and environmental assessment and is seeking public comments. The master plan encompasses the Upper Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. According to the Corps, the 2020 master plan is […]

  • 17 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has closed the third of four breaches earmarked for repair along the Missouri River Levee System L-536, northwest of Corning, Missouri. The breach closure, denoted as “C” near River Mile 521, followed the recent closure of breach “F” Aug. 8. The closure returns this portion of the […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), is preparing a supplemental environmental assessment (sEA) for the Barren Island component of the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Islands Ecosystem Restoration Project. Barren Island is an element of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Education Commission’s Reservoir Sediments Dredging Panel is set to take place on Friday, August 14, at 1 PM EST. This panel will discuss the current state of reservoir sedimentation in the United States, estimated reservoir capacity losses, flooding impacts due to the loss capacity, dredging practices to reduce reservoir sedimentation, current research efforts […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District’s dredge master, Brian Krause, snapped this amazing photo yesterday afternoon near LaGrange, Mo., where the Dredge Goetz and her crew are removing approximately 45,000 cubic yards of material from the Mississippi River, keeping it open and ensuring commerce can continue to pass. On average, Goetz dredges […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE Buffalo District and U.S. EPA will host a media event with guest speakers on August 13 at 1 p.m., at the Westpoint Marina at Braddock Bay located at 105 E Manitou Rd., Rochester, NY 14612, to celebrate the completion of the Braddock Bay ecosystem restoration project and moving the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded a contract for Ontonagon Harbor maintenance dredging about 140 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The contract (award number W911XK20C0016) was for $725,500 to dredge 84,000 cubic yards of material from Ontonagon Harbor. Material from the dredging sites will […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, and its contractor, Dean Marine & Excavating, Inc., will begin construction this week to repair an approximately 600-foot portion of the Rochester Harbor east pier, Rochester, NY.  The Rochester Harbor east pier was constructed in 1908, and sections of the shoreward and lake ends were reconstructed in […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Authority, is conducting geomorphic field surveys alongside the Red River of the North tributaries near Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, starting today. “Our survey teams will be collecting riverbank and riverbed data and placing survey monuments in the ground […]