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  • 26 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Bill Posey praised the soon-to-be-completed Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass Project (Phase 5) as a unified effort that keeps the region’s economic engine running while restoring 3.5 miles of shoreline south of Canaveral Inlet to the pre-inlet levels of the early 1950s. Ealier this week, Canaveral Port Authority Commission Chairman Micah Loyd led a […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and city of Wabasha, Minnesota, leadership met to discuss the dredged material management plan for Lower Pool 4, April 19. The Corps is working in partnership with the city in an effort to find a suitable, permanent home for nearly 270,000 cubic yards of material dredged annually […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Omaha District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract for a second initial breach repair to Levee L575 last week, aimed to protect critical infrastructure along the Missouri River near Hamburg, Iowa. The purpose of the breach repair is to provide temporary flood protection at the specified breached area of the levee, […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation is proposing to excavate cobble and sand from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve’s lagoon mouth and inlet channels, to restore tidal flow and prevent the lagoon from becoming anoxic and a public health hazard. “The Corps had previously permitted this work under a Standard Permit Nos. 2007-01134-RRS which expired […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Buffalo Bayou desilting program is currently underway in a ‘2 1/2 mile segment’ of the bayou at the north end of Barker Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District said in its latest project update.  The Galveston District grants local drainage and flood control districts easements in local waterways to maintain adequate […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a $6.4 million contract on April 23 to Weeks Marine of Cranford, NJ., aimed to reduce risks to landside infrastructure on Gasparilla Island in Lee County. The Gaparilla Island segment of the Lee County Shore Protection Project is 100% federally funded by the Flood Control and […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday announced the official completion of construction on the Long Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. The $130 million project was performed in two phases over three years that included construction of four new groins and the rehabilitation of 18 existing ones, as well as installing 284,000 tons of […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and St. Johns County yesterday finalized a critical agreement for construction of the St. Johns County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project – South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach areas. “The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is the next step towards construction of the project. It is a […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Maryland Environmental Service is using a Volvo EC300E amphibious excavator to restore Poplar Island, a once diminishing remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay, North America. Poplar Island, located 34 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland, is a national model of environmental restoration made up of the Army Corps Baltimore District and Maryland Department of Transportation’s Port […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded a $12 million contract last week for a second initial breach repair to Levee L575 to protect critical infrastructure along the Missouri River near Hamburg, Iowa. The purpose of the breach repair is to provide temporary flood protection at the specified breached area of the levee, […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday joined Dr. Jay Clune, president of Nicholls State University and Chip Kline, head of the Coastal Protection Restoration Authority (CPRA) in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a new coastal studies center at Nicholls.  The center, to be similar to the LSU Center for River Studies, will […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District staff will host a public teleconference April 26 from 11 a.m. to noon to provide an update on the ongoing Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Study and to provide information on the study progress and upcoming milestones. The navigation improvement study began in September of 2018 to evaluate […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District leaders met with Southeast Texas and South Texas Congressional members in the District of Columbia earlier this month, during Texas Water Days. Members received updates on the Buffalo Bayou Tributary and Resiliency Study’s upcoming public meetings scheduled for late April and early May. This study explores a […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The dredging operations at Ventura Harbor, CA, have been completed with 470,000 cubic yards of sand relocated from the entry channel, Ventura Harbor Village said in its latest announcement.  During the end of March and much of April, Manson Construction’s crew was busy dredging the entrance to Ventura Harbor as well as the sand trap, […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Mouse River Flood Protection Plan received a major boost April 16 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers signed the Chief’s Report, endorsing the Corps’ Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment on this project. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General for the Corps of Engineers, signed […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Oak Bluffs is seeking a permit from the Army Corps’ New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with protecting coastal banks and restoring public beaches in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. This work is in the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sound along the shoreline of Oak […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District has just released these amazing photos from the Rockaway beach replenishment project, conducted between Beach 92nd Street and Beach 103rd Street. USACE awarded a $10.7 million contract recently to the Cranford, NJ, based Weeks Marine for maintenance dredging work on the East Rockaway Inlet Federal Navigation Channel. […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt, Dick Durbin, Chuck Grassley and Tammy Baldwin, along with U.S. Representatives Jason Smith and Cheri Bustos, led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Senate and House appropriators urging the inclusion of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bills. NESP, […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has awarded a $7.5 million contract for the initial breach repair along the Missouri River at Levee Unit L-575 near Percival, Iowa. The purpose of the breach repair is to provide temporary flood protection at the specified breached area of the levee. The contract was awarded to […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Sand placement operations in Bay Head (NJ) are scheduled to begin in May with estimated completion in late June, reports the Army Corps, Philadelphia District. According to the Corps, there will be two pipe landings in Bay Head. The contractor, Weeks Marine Inc. will position the first pipe landing just north of Karge St. The work will first […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    An emergency coastal restoration project at Lido Beach in the City of Sarasota, FL, is now complete, City Manager Tom Barwin said in his latest weekly newsletter. Last week, the contractors Coastal Dredging Corp. wrapped up dredging portion of the project, recycling approximately 205,000 cubic yards of sand accretions from the New Pass area to restore […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Army Corps’ Norfolk District has awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Project. The new contract takes effect in May with completion projected for September. “The ultimate goal of the project is to restore the authorized dimensions to support safe, reliable, efficient, effective and […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Two governments have decided to take matters into their own hands by purchasing dredges and using government staff to get the work completed. Both the City of Whiting, Indiana, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) purchased Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) 2019 IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge systems to complete dredging projects at their […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Weeks Marine Inc. – working under the Northern Ocean County Coastal Storm Risk Management project –  is currently carrying out a program of beach replenishment works in Pt. Pleasant Beach (NJ). According to the Army Corps, the sand placement operations began on April 8, 2019. The anticipated completion date for the Pt. Pleasant Beach works is late May-early June. […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Wellfleet, MA, received word recently that $5 million in federal funding through the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was included in the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget.  Commenting the latest news, Select Board Chair, Janet Reinhart, and Town Administrator, Dan Hoort, acknowledged the efforts of so many that contributed to this news: […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairwoman Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) yesterday made an interesting statement on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Inland Waterways. She delivered the following opening statement during the hearing titled: “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in […]