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  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Representatives from the Army Corps’ Baltimore District and Coastal Design and Construction Inc. last week toured the progress of the breakwater construction as part of the Dyke Marsh Restoration and Protection project. The project is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the National Harbor. This is a National Park Service […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The opening of the newly dredged channel in Neabsco Creek was recently made official with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on a pontoon boat on the creek waters leading to the Potomac River. About a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard closed the channel to boat traffic because silt and sediment in the channel made […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The President’s proposed fiscal 2020 Civil Works Budget released March 12 includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program. The overall Civil Works Budget includes $2.308 billion for commercial navigation; $1.011 billion for flood and storm risk management; $249 million for recreation; $187 million for aquatic […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance

     The dredging operations on Neabsco Creek in eastern Prince William County, which started in September, were completed on February 14, the County Government said in its latest release.  The channel has been cleared of millions of pounds of silt, and boats will continue to be able to safely navigate the creek that leads to the […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Neabsco Creek dredging program in eastern Prince William County is officially underway, aiming to remove an estimated 17,000 cubic yards of silt clogging the channel. “To put that in perspective, one cubic yard of saturated silt can typically weigh up to 3,000 pounds. That means 51 million pounds of soil or 25,500 tons of […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have started construction on an approximately 1500-foot breakwater at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, located south of Alexandria, Va. Construction of the breakwater is a significant step in the Dyke Marsh Restoration Project, said USACE in its release. The breakwater will help protect the marsh […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Public Works recently approved funding for a new Coastal Resiliency Grant Program to help Maryland’s coastal communities enhance their resiliency to the effects of extreme storms and weather. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources program will help design four shoreline improvement demonstration projects across the state with an additional two projects pending. “Maryland is one of […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Col. Ed Chamberlayne, USACE Baltimore District commander, yesterday signed an agreement with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to begin a three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia. The $3 million agreement, inked at the Baltimore District Headquarters, will […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has announced the list of projects that will receive funding this fiscal year, as outlined in the fiscal 2017 work plan for the Army Civil Works program released May 24. Baltimore District is also sharing the projects included in the fiscal 2018 President’s Budget for Civil Works […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today its completion of the dredging of Gunners Lake, a 20-acre man-made lake located in Germantown. At the completion of the six-month long dredge process, a DEP contractor has removed approximately 16,500 cubic yards of sediment (the equivalent of about 1,000 truckloads) from the lake and […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Survey work is making progress in Dyke Marsh this week, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. The USACE’s Baltimore District and the National Park Service (NPS), George Washington Memorial Parkway, are working on the project to restore up to 100 acres of freshwater tidal marsh within the 485-acre Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Fairfax […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The National Park Service (NPS) completed a test install on October 31, 2014, of a levee system closure structure at 17th Street constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that reduces risk to human safety and critical infrastructure downtown from flooding of the Potomac River. The intent of the test install was to ensure […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C., charged conservation groups in a notice filed yesterday. The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Potomac Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion and the Virginia […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), owner of the Potomac Water Filtration Plant, has been sued in federal court for polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in violation of the Clean Water Act. Attorneys from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of the Potomac Riverkeeper, together with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), filed […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Waterman and residents on the tiny, sinking island of Tangier worry every time the winds blow through the fishing community at more than 30 miles per hour. The island, located in the Chesapeake Bay just below the Maryland and Virginia border, is sinking and eroding away – a dilemma that’s expedited by churning storm waters. […]

  • 15 May 2012

    With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections, and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital, the most endangered […]

  • 17 August 2011

    Berkeley County has no public access to the Potomac River, so preserving the ecosystem of the fishing pond at Poor House Farm Park is… By MATTHEW UMSTEAD (herald-mail) [mappress] Source: herald-mail, August 17, 2011

  • 2 August 2010

    The Washington, D.C. office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) announced today that it has arranged $160 million in financing for Washington Harbour, a Class A, two-building, mixed-use development on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Working exclusively on behalf of Rockpoint Group and MRP Realty, HFF senior managing directors Bill Asbill and Bob Donhauser […]