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  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Due to natural water and sand movement, Cook Road Boat Launch is experiencing an accumulation of sand impacting boat access to Okanagan Lake.  Sediment from Mission Creek is moving north and typical wind and wave patterns have collected a higher than normal volume of sand, the City of Kelowna said in a press release. Dredging of […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Portland District dredger Essayons traveled north recently to lend a hand in the Alaska district. During this time, the ship and her crew removed nearly 300 thousand truck loads of sand from the Cook Inlet navigation channel. The Essayons is one of only two Corps-owned dredgers on the West Coast. The ship was built in […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Memphis District of the Army Corps recently completed another important Mississippi River project located just across the Mississippi River from New Madrid, Missouri. The stone dike construction project, named Kentucky Point, Kentucky, was designed to assist in maintaining a safe and reliable navigation channel for commercial towboats in the Mississippi River. It also directly […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Whanganui Flood Management Review Group has reported good progress on some high priority investigations into flooding issues highlighted during the 19-20 June flood event. The Group, comprising representatives from Horizons, Whanganui District Council and Whanganui River iwi, met last week to discuss the initial list of issues. Horizons group manager river management Allan Cook […]

  • 9 January 2012

    Responding to renewed economic claims for Deepening the Delaware River, a coalition of taxpayer, community, and environmental organizations issued a new independent analysis they say proves once again that the deepening project is an economic loser. The groups issued the analysis and an accompanying report titled “Army Corps Cooks the Books Again,” in response to […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago, in working together with federal leaders, the USACE, various agencies, and northwest suburban communities surrounding the Des Plaines River, has carried forth its mission to prevent flooding by officially opening Levee 37. Officials with the MWRD and USACE joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jan […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. The contract was signed in Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday, 15 July 2016, by the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton, and Michael Henry, the Director of […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work is progressing on options to mitigate beach erosion at Flaxmill Bay, as part of a wider program of work to protect the Coromandel coastline, the Thames-Coromandel District Council reports. A combination of king tides and an extreme weather event last July last caused significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay and Cooks Beach, and the council […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Essayons, a Corps-owned and operated hopper dredger, recently removed 1.6 million cubic yards of shoal material from the Cook Inlet Navigation Channel. The project was completed with the help of the Westport, a suction dredger owned and operated by Manson Construction. Dredging is a necessary maintenance operation for harbors to allow safe passage of marine […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun to remove the buildup of sand affecting boaters’ ability to use the Cook Road boat launch, the City of Kelowna reports.  Every year, sand moves northward from the mouth of Mission Creek into the boat launch area, making it difficult for people to safely launch their boats. “It’s important for us to […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has engaged scientists at James Cook University (JCU) to undertake an extensive ambient marine water quality monitoring program. The monitoring covers an area from near Sarina to Keswick Island in the southern Whitsundays, a distance of 55km. Locations were determined in conjunction with JCU whose researchers installed the water […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Portland District’s dredger Essayons and its crew spent part of their summer in Alaska, dredging in the Cook Inlet navigation channel about six miles from Anchorage. The federal navigation channel was constructed in 2000 and is essential to ship traffic entering and leaving the Port of Anchorage. The Essayons is one of only two Corps-owned […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District released for public comment the “Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries, Illinois and Wisconsin Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment,” Sept. 3, 2013. The document outlines a variety of potential flood risk management and ecosystem restoration projects that could be implemented along the Upper Des Plaines […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program, including $70.835 million for the Chicago District. In late March, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141, of which Division D is the Energy and Water Development […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    A mechanical equipment failure will impact dredging planned for the Cook Road boat launch, announced City of Kelowna. Work was originally scheduled to begin Monday, August 10. The boat launch will remain open until further notice. “The delay is unfortunate. It’s important to get this work done in a timely manner,” said parks and building […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space. Many important habitats in the Great Barrier Reef such as coral reefs and seagrass are in decline […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite a major dredging project in the Gladstone harbour, an independent seagrass study conducted by James Cook University has found the Gladstone harbour is one of the few locations along the developed Queensland coast where seagrasses have shown recovery since the 2010/11 floods. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Leo Zussino said the results from the […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Thames-Coromandel District Council staff and contractors on Monday and Tuesday quickly carried out repair work to the coastline around Mercury Bay, caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. The four areas that were affected were Cooks Beach, Buffalo Beach, Brophy’s Beach and Whangapoua. “Council put in some geofabric, rock and sand push-up as a temporary repair,” said Area Manager […]

  • 27 February 2018

    The City of Highland Park has been working with both Lake and Cook Counties, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers on a long-term flood mitigation solution following several floods that devastated parts of Highland Park and dozens of communities throughout the region. According to the city, a comprehensive regional […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging carried out for the Cairns Shipping Development Project has had no adverse impact on the seagrass meadows in Trinity Inlet and some areas have actually expanded during operations, a new report has found. In another major find, seagrass distribution across the larger port limits covers the second largest area ever recorded for Cairns, at […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has hired James Cook University to conduct research on the current and future economic opportunities of the Cairns’ Cruise Liner Terminal. The project is comprised of an economic analysis of the current contribution of cruise ship visits to the region, and of the implications of expansions at Trinity Inlet, AMCS reported. The […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    America’s WETLAND Foundation has announced that the Summit on the National Significance of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will take place in February 2017. The summit follows two leadership forums convened in October 2016 and will be a highly-focused meeting to take stock of goals set in motion 15 years ago. The program will focus on reviewing […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed the first of 31 Hurricane Sandy coastal resilience projects focusing on rebuilding natural areas along the Atlantic Coast. The $1.65 million beach restoration project restored five beaches on Cape May’s inner shoreline, including Kimbles Beach, Reeds Beach, Moores Beach, Cooks Beach and Pierces Point. Along with the […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Manson Construction Co., from Seattle, Washington, has won a $10.5 million contract for the Port of Alaska Maintenance Dredging Project 2018-2020.  Project includes surveying, dredging and disposal of approximately 3,300,000 cubic yards of shoaled material at the Port of Anchorage, Alaska and 600,000 cubic yards of sandy material at the Cook Inlet Navigation Channel, Alaska […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has just announced that the authority will undertake maintenance dredging of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. The dredging area is located between the William Street bridge and the Balmoral Street bridge. According to LRCA, the dredging of the Floodway Channel is required to ensure that the […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Senate yesterday passed the SB 160 (Enhance Safety & Commerce for Ports/Inlets) legislation that will addresses the issue of open and navigable channels at the state’s inlets and ports. Senator Bill Cook, Senator Harry Brown and Senator Michael V. Lee are the primary sponsors of the legislation. The Senate passed the SB 160 […]