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  • 9 March 2012

    The New Orleans District of the Army Corps of Engineers has revealed it intention to invest in projects dedicated to fixing flooding damage on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. Having more than a half billion dollars at its disposal, the Army Corps says its plan includes the following investments: – $257 million in levee and […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Eight South Australian councils have been granted a total of $325,500 by the Coast Protection Board to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said that these grants are helping local communities to manage their coast. “Managing and protecting South Australia’s coast is a key priority for the […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first public workshop on the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project will begin today, January 14, at 4:00pm in the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, West Sacramento. The release of the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is not only a major milestone, but also a […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At a press conference recently held at the Waterfront Library in Keansburg, N.J., Rep. Frank Pallone announced progress on the Army Corps of Engineers’ Keansburg Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project. The replenishment effort, which is broken into four contracts, began in late 2013, with the first 1 million cubic yards of sand […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a contract in the amount of $4.2 million to Midwest Construction Company, for construction repairs of Shoal Point Placement Area 3, 4 and 5. The contractor is required to repair several sections of the containment levee. “Dredge material placement areas are necessary for the USACE […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the case against Carnival over a cruise ship that struck an Army Corps dredging vessel during a storm, a federal judge has declined to resolve certain facts before trial. The M/V Carnival Triumph was moored in a shipyard in Mobile, Ala., on April 3, 2013, when a storm struck. Triumph broke free from her […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, awarded a $3.6 million contract Sept. 30 to RDA Contracting, Inc. of San Rafael for Sacramento River erosion repairs near Walnut Grove. The work involves placing nearly 24,000 tons of quarry rock along 1,550 linear feet of river bank. Woody debris will also be placed in the […]

  • 1 May 2012

      The Kansas City District has announced that the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP) has received over $31 million of Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (DRAA) funding to repair flood damage to the river rock structures that comprise the BSNP. This is in addition to over $45 million already received in DRAA funds […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gannawarra Shire’s flood protection is being enhanced with $560,000 worth of flood mitigation works and measures confirmed by the Victorian Coalition Government today. Water Minister Peter Walsh visited Quambatook to announce a $60,000 flood study for the town, as well as confirming $500,000 for the final stage of Kerang levee works. Mr Walsh said Quambatook […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee and a member of the Conference Committee to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), made the following statement yesterday as the conference committee convened. “Chairman Boxer and I made the WRDA bill a top […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Reservoir Control Center is operating local dams around the clock for flood risk reduction and the Emergency Operations Center is responding to a request for flood fight assistance in Snohomish County. The Snohomish flood team deployed to assist the French Slough Diking District to shore up the vulnerable […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide more than $19 million for critical repairs and upgrade of the City of Paducah flood protection system, reports U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. At a news conference held two days ago at the Carson Center in Paducah, Senator McConnell announced significant federal funding for the rehabilitation of the city’s […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2018, saying that the district awarded about 1,360 contracts worth more than $328 million in fiscal year 2018. “I am very proud of the teamwork that was on display as we concluded the fiscal year, as […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    West Calcasieu Port, located in Sulphur, Louisiana, said in its latest release that dredging operations in the port’s west barge basin were completed on August 24. Coastal Dredging of Hammond, La., was the contractor on the $1.3 million maintenance dredging project that removed more than 140,000 cubic yards of spoils over a 10-week period. The […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) last week announced additional work that they plan to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.  Among other things, Public Law 115-123 provided $17.398 billion for disaster recovery in six appropriations […]

  • 13 June 2012

    The Prime Minister has assured the public that the government will not allow the repeat of last year’s flood crisis in 2012. During the 4-day official trip to inspect state-initiated flood prevention projects, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that the water resource management policy in 2012 will focus on achieving a balance between water retention […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), EPW Committee Ranking Member, released highlights of the bipartisan, bicameral agreement that was reached late last week on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report. The WRRDA conference report was filed yesterday and is […]

  • 25 February 2014

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Colonel Paul Owen, Commander of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced that work will begin on the Keansburg beach replenishment project that will be completed to restore damage to the Jersey Shore caused by Superstorm Sandy. The work to be done by the Army […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rock Hill Capital Group has completed a majority recapitalization of LeBlanc Marine LLC, a marine service company providing marine construction, barge and tug services, and material offloading services along the Gulf Coast. “Ben and Cody have built a robust platform to provide marine construction and ancillary services along the Gulf Coast. The LeBlanc team is highly […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Baton Rouge, La.-based Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC in the estimated amount of $3 million for geotechnical services including soils investigations (core borings, soils sampling) and lab testing. According to Lori Thomas, chief of the USACE Galveston District’s Geotechnical and Structures Section, […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). In March, the Senate passed their version 83 to 14. Vitter is the lead sponsor of the Senate bill and the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, which has jurisdiction […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, in coordination with USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August. The dredge will remove shoaling in the navigation channel caused by significant high-water events on the Ouachita-Black River during 2019. This […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On December 21, with the completion of a project in Westhampton, NY, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division finished its last of 25 emergency beach repair projects authorized after Hurricane Sandy. This effort, funded under the Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FC&CE) program, served to repair and restore coastal storm risk […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter today was able to get the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) agreed to in the U.S. Senate with a vote of 83 to 14. “WRDA is one of the single most significant pieces of legislation for Louisiana that we’ll vote on this year,” Vitter said. “We have the opportunity to reform […]

  • 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 […]