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  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River coordinated last Friday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis and Omaha Districts to provide for the safe transit of the vessel Tate Oglesby and its tow through St. Louis Harbor’s high water closure zone and the previously-closed Locks 27. The vessel Tate Oglesby is towing the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    An incident stemming from a dredging operation resulted in about two gallons of oil getting into Storm Lake two days ago. Dredge crews, the City of Storm Lake and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources were able to contain and clean up the oil spill on Sunday afternoon. The contract operator of the dredging operation, […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Kent Park Lake in Johnson County can attend a meeting on August 28. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion. Kent Park Lake is on the state’s list of impaired […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is cleaning dozens of Iowa lakes this summer as part of its ongoing lake restoration program. The Iowa DNR has selected 35 Iowa lakes and watersheds for restoration with the goals of improved water quality, a balanced aquatic community and improved fishing and swimming. Their 2013 report stated that […]

  • 13 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    University of Iowa researchers have confirmed that sediments of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind., are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). [mappress] Source: Science Daily, January 12, 2010

  • 9 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 14 of the Mississippi River near Princeton, Iowa, and are seeking comments on the project plan through June 15. Steamboat Island HREP is a 2,620-acre island and backwater complex located […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The USACE Rock Island District and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 14 of the Mississippi River near Princeton, Iowa, and are seeking comments on the project plan through June 15. The draft feasibility report, which includes the project’s tentatively selected plan and an environmental assessment […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District – Kaiyuh Services, LLC, of Anchorage, Alaska – is preparing to start construction on a habitat restoration project in Conway Lake, near Lansing, Iowa, in May. The completed project will restore lost and diminished fish and wildlife habitat in Pool 9 of the […]

  • 27 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has started the first phase of the McGregor Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project to restore habitat within Pool 10 of the Upper Mississippi River. The McGregor Lake project, located near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, will restore and protect island habitat, protect shoreline from erosion and […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has introduced legislation with Senators Roy Blunt, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Josh Hawley, Pat Roberts and Ben Sasse to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ process for managing water resources projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act, cosponsored by all of the […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The 2020 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting will be held on March 24-26, in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event will offer individuals and firms an opportunity to make presentations in the following areas: sediment investigation, environmental dredging, navigational dredging, coast/shoreline protection and restoration, sediment management and re-use, surveying, etc. According to […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Having heard from a number of Iowa farmers, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst recently met with the Assistant Secretary of the Army, R.D. James – who oversees all aspects of the Army Corps Civil Works program, including flood control and dredging – to stress the need for USACE to fund a key dredging project on the […]

  • 28 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Two outlet breaches on the Missouri River Levee System L-594 were closed on Saturday, reported the Army Corps. According to the Corps, these are the third and fourth breaches to be closed on the L-594 system, providing an initial level of flood risk management to the area behind this downstream portion of the levee, located […]

  • 20 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The past three years have proved challenging for the St. Paul District’s channels and harbors team. As Mother Nature continues serving up records for volume of water, river flows and sediment, the team responsible for managing the Mississippi River’s navigation channel from Minneapolis to Guttenberg, Iowa, is also actively seeking permanent locations along the river […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded last week a $12 million construction contract to Klutina River Contractors of Irvine, California, to continue interim repairs on the Missouri River Levee System L-594. The focus of this contract will be the closure of two of the outlet breaches on the levee system directly west […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house, November 14, to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in the lower portion of Mississippi River Pool 13. The public open house is scheduled […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has completed repairs to levees damaged on three of the tributaries of the Missouri River ahead of schedule. The three projects totaling $707,000 were Pierce-North Branch of the Elkhorn River, Nebraska; Broken Bow-Mud Creek, Nebraska; and Ida Grove/Odebolt Creek, Iowa. According to Bret Budd, Chief of the […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District’s representatives met with partners from Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region yesterday for a site visit of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) at Beaver Island in Clinton County, Iowa. The site visit […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, said in their latest announcement that the works continue on the Beaver Island Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) near Clinton, Iowa. This project includes erosion control, enclosure structures and backwater excavation to restore and protect off-channel aquatic, wetland and floodplain […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded an $183,000 construction contract to repair the damages to the Pierce – North Branch Elkhorn River Right Bank levee system Wednesday. The Pierce levee system, damaged by the 2019 spring flooding, is approximately 2.5 miles long, running along the northern and western boundary of the City […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dredge Goetz crew continues to do what they do best – maintain the Mississippi River for navigation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District said in their latest announcement.  The crew was recently in Pool 16, near Buffalo, Iowa, working to maintain the 9-foot navigation channel. The Dredge Goetz maintains 850 miles […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Representatives Cheri Bustos and Darin LaHood recently wrote a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the Army Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. In the letter, they wrote that the requested funding would be used […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    A draft supplemental environmental assessment to evaluate the impacts of stabilizing the Council Bend chute in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, is currently available for public review. This supplemental EA specifically evaluates activities required to maintain the ecological function of the chute without adversely impacting the Missouri River authorized purposes including flood risk management, said USACE in […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded a $2.7 million contract Wednesday to build up the elevation on previously closed breach L575a near Percival Iowa, and on breach 575b near Hamburg, Iowa, expected to be closed in the next few days. USACE awarded the contract to Weston Solutions, Inc. of West Chester PA. […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has just announced that the 20-inch cutterhead dredge Goetz is currently busy operating in Pool 16, just downriver of Locks and Dam 15 in Rock Island, Illinois. As USACE reported, the Goetz is performing maintenance dredging operations to ensure the 9-foot navigation channel is ready to […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, yesterday successfully completed the initial breach closure on levee breach L-601-C, an inlet breach near Bartlett, Iowa.    A priority breach impacting the I-29 corridor was identified and determined eligible for emergency operations flood fighting direct assistance, said USACE. These initial repairs are directed at stopping the […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has announced the receipt of $91 million for coastal protection, emergency repair and maintenance dredging works. David Simonelli, President of Dredging commented, “We are pleased to announce these important coastal protection, emergency repair and maintenance dredging awards for our Company which complement the current portfolio of large port […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed an initial breach closure on levee L575 near Percival, IA Thursday. This closure stops the inflows through this breach. The contractor will be increasing the width of the closure from a nominal width of 50 feet to a width of 500 feet, reported the Corps. A follow-on contract, […]