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  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    In response to potential flooding in eastern Washington, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, are sending flood teams to the Yakima and Okanogan Basins. One three-person flood team arrived in Yakima County Thursday and is supplying 1,000 tons of rock and overseeing its use, inspecting problem areas and levees, and providing […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has denied a Department of the Army permit application, requested by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, to construct a county park with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. If constructed, the proposed project, called SunWest County Park, would have impacted nearly four acres of […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until […]

  • 7 May 2013

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Commentary Jonathan Berger, Chief Executive Officer stated, “For the three months ended March 31, 2013, […]

  • 6 May 2013

    On April 17, the consortium of CCCC Investment Co., Ltd. and CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. won Haitangwan BT project in Sanya City, Hainan Province, with a contract value of some 1 billion yuan and a construction period of 2 years. Located at east Sanya’s Haitangwan National Coastal Tourism Development Zone, the project involves […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of nearly 120 miles of levees along the Sacramento River’s west bank as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted a periodic inspection of the levee system in August and September of 2010. The inspection was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) […]

  • 2 May 2013

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a heavy civil marine contractor, today reported a net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2013, of $1.1 million ($0.04 diluted loss per share). These results compare to a net loss of $6.3 million ($0.23 diluted loss per share) for the same period a year ago. “Our first quarter […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Granite Falls’ new shoreline master program. The program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration of nearly a mile of shoreline and the water quality of the Stillaguamish and Pilchuck rivers in the city. It combines local plans for future shoreline development […]

  • 26 April 2013

    Work to restore an eroded reed bed and spit of land at Salhouse Broad using dredgings from the nearby river has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious national award. The innovative project has demonstrated how dredging the Broads can become a win win situation for boaters and wildlife alike and it has now […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction work will begin next week on new flood defences in Morpeth’s High Stanners. The works, which are a part of a wider £21 million flood alleviation scheme, will see the creation of a new embankment along the wide part of the green and two new flood walls, one near Oldgate Bridge and one near […]

  • 24 April 2013

    Department of Natural Resources grants totaling more than $850,000 will fund removal of sediment and logjams from Indiana’s lakes and rivers. The grants were awarded by DNR director Rob Carter, and are provided through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. The 17 projects involve 11 lakes […]

  • 22 April 2013

    The chairman and chief executive of the Somerset Consortium of Drainage Boards described a meeting with two Defra ministers on the Somerset Levels to discuss flooding as ‘encouraging’. Peter Maltby, Chairman, and Nick Stevens, Chief Executive, pressed the case for Government to help fund flood alleviation works for the Somerset Levels with Farming Minster David […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has issued a public notice in connection with the city of St. Petersburg’s application for a Department of the Army permit to demolish the existing St. Petersburg Municipal Pier and construct a new pier in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla.  The applicant is seeking authorization to demolish […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on Pend Oreille County’s proposed comprehensive update of its shoreline master program. The county’s locally tailored shoreline program is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and protect the public’s right to public lands and waters. The […]

  • 12 April 2013

    The Grogol River dredging project, located in South Jakarta, is currently underway, reports beritajakarta.com. Regarding this cleanup project, Irvan Amtha, the Head of South Jakarta Water Management Public Works Sub-Department, stated: “We use amphibian excavator because the river is wide enough, together with regular excavators to transport the sedimentation and wastes onto a truck to […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) will convene the panel’s first hearing on developing a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). One of the Committee’s top priorities this Congress, WRDA legislation focuses on developing, maintaining, and supporting the Nation’s port and waterway infrastructure, as well as addressing targeted flood protection and environmental […]

  • 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 April 2013

    Port of Cork Outlines Potential Plans for Port Development in Ringaskiddy The Port of Cork Company outlined plans for potential Port development in Ringaskiddy and announced a number of key dates for public information days. The proposed developments are the first phase of the implementation of the Port of Cork’s Strategic Development Plan Review (2010), […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Starting today, small-scale suction dredge miners may begin applying for a new federal water discharge permit to lawfully operate their dredges in Idaho’s rivers lakes and streams. Mining for gold using small suction dredges is a popular activity in Idaho with hundreds of dredges in use, especially during the summer. Small-scale suction dredge miners (using […]

  • 29 March 2013

    A national consultative forum on the 2013 flood prevention, mitigation preparedness and response has urged the Federal Government to prioritise the dredging of the Niger and Benue rivers to avert disaster, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The forum reportedly made the call in a communiqué on Thursday in Abuja. It said the dredging of […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beginning April 1, Waveland Beach will be temporarily closed while construction crews set up for the beach renourishment project slated to begin along South Hutchinson Island. St. Lucie County lifeguards will be relocated to South Beach Park, 801 South Ocean Drive, until the project is completed and the access structures at Waveland Beach are rebuilt. […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced Tuesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to allocate $3.5 million in federal funding to dredge Scarborough River as early as this fall. “This is welcome news for the Town of Scarborough,” said Collins, a Republican, and King, an independent. “Maine’s small ports, harbors, and […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services for a project that will improve flood defences and drainage in coastal areas in Bangladesh, benefiting 150,000 households (1 million people). The project is being funded by the Dutch government as part of the Netherlands Development Cooperation. Over half the population of Bangladesh’s coastal areas live below the poverty […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday provided the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) a proposed list of impaired waterways in West Virginia. The list includes 1,176 waterways previously designated as impaired by the State, and an additional 255 waterways identified by EPA, based on the State’s current water quality standards. EPA took this […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $523,000 to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the creation of shorelines in Camden, New Jersey and the Barnegat Bay watershed that are made of plants, sand and some rock rather than hard structures such as bulkheads. These types of shorelines create habitats for fish and […]

  • 22 March 2013

    The National Waterway (Lakhipur – Bhanga stretch of the Barak River) Bill, 2013 was introduced in the Rajyasabha by the Union Minister for Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan. The bill proposes to declare the navigable stretch of the Barak River between Lakhipur and Bhanga (121 km) in Southern Assam as a National Waterway. The bill also […]