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  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The USACE Memphis District’s dredger Hurley is currently supporting the Louisville District during the construction of the Olmsted Locks and Dam. Also known as the Locks and Dam 52 and 53 Replacement Project, Olmsted Locks and Dam is under construction between Illinois and Kentucky about 17 miles upstream from the confluence of the Ohio and […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, is doing everything to keep the pool navigable at Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois. According to the Corps latest update on the river closure at Locks and Dam 52, USACE has constructed a rock dike around a portion of the Dam and is doing everything possible to get the dam operational. The short […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 74th meeting of the Inland Waterways Users Board (the Board) was held on February 25, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Martin Hettel of AEP River Operations and was attended by nine of the ten current Board members. The Deputy Commanding General for Civil & Emergency Operations (DCG-CEO) Major General […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    At its Board of Directors meeting held yesterday in Houston, Waterways Council, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the American Waterworks Act, proposed in late October by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to modernize America’s inland waterways and ports. The new waterways funding plan would: – Remove the requirement that Olmsted […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its work plan for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2011 (FY11). The work plan details how USACE will execute the $5.065 billion Civil Works appropriation it received on April 15 when President Barrack Obama signed Public Law 112-10, the Department of […]

  • 14 February 2012

      The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) includes $4.731 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, said, “The fiscal 2013 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for fiscal 2014 (FY14) includes $4.826 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $100 million in unobligated carryover of funding appropriated prior to fiscal year 2013. “The fiscal 2014 Civil Works […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. President Obama’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) included $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. “The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget […]

  • 29 April 2010

    Olmsted and Wabasha counties’ efforts to establish a dredging district around Lake Zumbro are back to square one. Legal research by the Olmsted County Attorney’s office turned up a 1989 state attorney general’s opinion that the 50-percent threshold for signatures… [mappress] Source:postbulletin,April 29,2010;

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction activities continue on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Massachusetts. On Saturday, December 19, the temporary river diversion bypass pumps were turned off at about 10:30 a.m. and the river was flowing by 11:00 a.m. from Upper Fens Pond to Avenue Louis Pasteur […]

  • 5 December 2011

    After many decades, first major restoration of Olmsted’s park system will be undertaken in April 2012. The Massachusetts Commonwealth, City of Boston and Town of Brookline are the sponsors of the Muddy River project that is to be undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The prospect of the joint federal, state, and local […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, which oversees operations and maintenance of Locks and Dam 15, mobilized a maintenance crew to address structural concerns on the downstream guidewall. According to Aaron Dunlop, Operations Project Manager for the Rock Island District’s Mississippi River Project, four monoliths making up a portion of the guidewall […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To determine the impact of bow thrusters and ship propellers on water beds and embankments, Deltares is currently conducting scale model tests that will generate major savings on protection measures. High flow velocities caused by ship thrusters can result in large pits in water beds that may, in extreme cases, even undermine embankments or other structures. […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance

    Today, crews at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, began dredging the lock chamber in preparation for the closure as part of the 2020 Illinois Waterway Consolidated Closures. According to the Army Corps Rock Island District, they are cleaning excess silt, sand and debris from the chamber floor in preparation for the upcoming […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Dock Road homeowners, fighting a planned dredge disposal site, are drawing a parallel to the 12-foot dike that would be built facing their houses, according to app.com. “The critical point is that an appellate New Jersey court has recognized that a government project blocking an ocean view is a serious aesthetic — as well as […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Olmsted County has approved a site to put sediment dredged from Lake Zumbro, KTTC reports.  The dredged material will be placed onto an 80-acre piece of land and 1.5 miles away from the dredging area. According to Project Manager, John Helmers, the site is close enough to the project and it is suitable, so that after […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Since mid-April, Florida Dredge and Dock (FDD) has been busy dredging a portion of the Banana River, known as “Cut 13”. Cut 13 begins just North of the bridge where 528 (the Bee Line) crosses Banana River and extends north approximately 14,000ft. FDD is also dredging a small area of the Canaveral Barge Canal just north of 528 […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just announced that ongoing dredging work on the Banana River, known as Cut 13, will affect Canaveral Lock hours today. According to the Corps, dredging will occur along Canaveral Lock’s west approach wall requiring the lock to be closed 7AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium will visit the Port of Antwerp on June 10 to officially open the Kieldrecht lock, the largest in the world.  Construction of the Kieldrecht lock was necessary in order to ensure better access to the port area on the left bank of the Scheldt, as the existing Kallo lock […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. has just announced that their newest dredge, the shiny ‘Kevin Zenke’ is currently operating on its first job site. The dredge is working on the highly-anticipated Lake Zumbro dredging project in southern Minnesota. The Lake Zumbro scheme includes dredging at nine specified locations to remove accumulated sediments and transport these sediments […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Kieldrecht lock in Port of Antwerp, the largest in the world, has been officially inaugurated by His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium. The Lock of Kieldrecht connects the Dock of Deurganck, the tidal dock where container vessels arrive, and the Waasland Canal, the connection with the other docks in the Waasland Port on the left bank […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The four gates for the Deurganck dock lock in the port of Antwerp will begin their journey from China at the beginning of April. The gigantic gates are being built by the Chinese steel constructor ZPMC, together with the trolleys on which the gates will ride, two combined road/rail bridges, the caisson and other items. […]

  • 30 May 2013

    As part of ongoing repairs at the Marseilles Lock and Dam project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is placing HESCO barriers on the earthen dike located on the right descending bank of the Illinois River in Marseilles, Ill. The earthen dike is part of the lock and dam project designed and […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Boskalis has won two major dike reinforcement contracts in the Netherlands, namely the IJsseldijk Zwolle-Olst project and the Krachtige IJsseldijken Krimpenerwaard. The projects are part of the national Flood Protection Program in which the government and regional Water Boards work together to protect the Netherlands against flooding. Based on current estimates, the combined contract value […]

  • 9 October 2012

    “A lack of maintenance at Sunset Marina is a threat to the future of the popular harbor,” Rock Island city leaders said. According to kwqc.com, the water has become so shallow that some of the docks are sitting at the bottom of the lake instead of floating. The last time the marina entrance was dredged […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Lake Zumbro dredging scheme in Rochester, Minnesota, is progressing according to schedule and is close to 80-percent complete, KROC-AM reports.  According to Rochester Public Utilities spokesman Tony Benson, dredging crews have removed about 340,000 cubic yards of sludge, silt, and other materials from the reservoir along the Zumbro River in northern Olmsted County and […]