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  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded a $2 million contract to Village Dock, Inc., of Port Jefferson, N.Y., to complete the second and final phase of construction at the coastal storm risk reduction project at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn along the Belt Parkway. Phase I was completed in late 2012 […]

  • 18 January 2013

    The Environment Agency is launching a public consultation on future plans for managing tidal flood risk and coastal erosion around the shores of the Exe Estuary on January 20, 2013. The draft Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy takes into account predicted changes in sea level rise up to 2110, and sets […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lincshore, the flagship scheme to reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses on the Lincolnshire coast, commenced yesterday at Boygrift. The Environment Agency scheme played a vital role in helping to protect Lincolnshire’s coastal communities from flooding during December’s tidal surge. This year’s campaign will cost £8.4 million – an increase of £2.4 […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan recently said that a bipartisan agreement to reauthorize key water infrastructure projects contains several key provisions to maintain North Carolina’s critical waterways and protect coastal communities against future storm damage. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) authorizes important projects carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers, including dredging, […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Recently, a team of operations specialists and maintainers from Richards Bay Minerals successfully completed a Dredging Process Training at the Training Institute for Dredging (TID), The Netherlands. During the one week training programme, several key aspects of the dredging process were addressed in order to optimise the use of their dredge mining equipment. Richards Bay […]

  • 30 May 2013

    Robert Moses State Park and the Jones Beach State Park boardwalk are open for the 2013 summer park season. Among the most heavily visited parks in the state park system, Robert Moses and large sections of Jones Beach have been closed since October due to severe damage from Superstorm Sandy. Destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Town of Holden Beach, NC, has just announced that the dredging operations related to their Central Reach Project are scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 15. “Sand placement will initially occur on the easternmost leg of the project between Jordan Boulevard and 240 Ocean Boulevard East. Subsequently; sand will be placed moving to the west,” […]

  • 26 May 2011

    After years of storm driven seas battering the Point Lookout shoreline, a bay-like depression was carved out of the northeast coast of the waterfront community. The erosion that resulted posed a threat to area homes, local roadways and a community park. What’s more, the depression served as a collecting pool for seaweed left behind by […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Revegetation of the dunes along Maroochydore Beach is underway this week, as council begins planting the first of more than 17,000 native species to help build dunal resilience following the sand-pumping. Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said the revegetation is an important part of the sand renourishment project. “The sand-pumping has taken the beach from […]

  • 25 October 2011

    Concerned with the continued deterioration of the dunes on the north side of the Indian River Inlet, residents believe the problem may be fi… (delmarvanow) [mappress] Source: delmarvanow, October 25, 2011

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Bega Valley Shire Council is working to stabilize dunes and infrastructure at the northern end of Merimbula’s Main Beach as large ocean swells continue to play havoc, heavily eroding the beach between Mitchies Jetty and Ford Park.   Director, Community, Environment and Planning, Alice Howe, said that movement of sand was a natural process, with […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A City of Tybee coastal project, aimed to repair damage to the dune system caused by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma and to protect this area in Georgia against future storm surge, is moving forward according to schedule.  “The first phase of our dune construction project is approaching completion. We received $5,000,000 grant to rebuild our […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    In recent years (2009-2015), Deltares has studied the impact of sand nourishment on the functioning and the quality of the coastal ecosystem. As a part of Knowledge for Primary Processes – Coastal Management and Maintenance (KPP BenO Kust), Deltares programmed the research questions and commissioned or implemented a range of studies. “The results provide an […]

  • 10 March 2011

      Until the end of April, the contractor will be busy planting four kilometres of dune with young marram grass. Most of this work will be done by hand. The grassroots will retain the sand of the new dunes, preventing erosion. The last two kilometres of dune, including the stretch of dunes near the Slufter, are expected to be planted in the autumn. Once this […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of South Australia’s Department for Environment and Water said in its latest release that immediate works to address erosion at Adelaide’s West Beach are continuing this week with new sand placement operations. Sand will be relocated from Semaphore South breakwater to West Beach to build up the area’s dunes to address the ongoing erosion. Coastal […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following installation of an underground sand pipeline along Mooloolaba Beach earlier this year, Sunshine Coast Council will start work next month to extend the underground sand barrier wall to further protect the dunes and vital vegetation. Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said that it was the second stage of an underground geotextile sand bag protection […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Major renourishment project aimed to restore dunes that were hit by the winter storms has been underway at Sandy Neck. Each year, high winds and waves cause damage to the front dune at Sandy Neck, and sacrificial sand is put in place to protect the parking lot and shoreline. About 5,500 cubic yards of sand was […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    During the week of December 4, the City of North Myrtle Beach will initiate a project to restore eroded beach dunes from 45th Avenue South to 48th Avenue South and from 42nd Avenue North to 55th Avenue North. According to the City, up to 60,000 cubic yards of sand will be used to restore dunes […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms. While the damage and destruction on Fire Island was immediately evident after the storm, a new U.S. Geological Survey study released today is the first to quantify the […]

  • 15 March 2012

    As APP.com reports, the contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers started pumping sand onto the Long Beach Island Monday for the $16.7 million replenishment project, township officials said. The project will make improvements to township beaches from 31st Street to 57th Street. “We are happy that the work has started,” Mayor Joseph Mancini said […]

  • 15 December 2011

    Funding from BP’s $1 billion early restoration agreement will accelerate restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico. State and federal Trustees today unveiled the first set of early environmental restoration projects that are proposed for funding under the landmark agreement BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP) signed with the Trustees in April 2011. The eight […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian said in his weekly address that the north end beach replenishment project is progressing nicely and, weather permitting, will be finished before Christmas. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has rebuilt the dunes in the 5th Street area and is pumping sand in the area of the Music Pier now. The […]

  • 21 November 2013

    Lurking below Central Valley waters lies a hidden enemy for California’s waterborne commerce, requiring annual assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District to keep it at bay. Roving piles of sand, or shoals, collect along channel bottoms and wreak havoc for barge pilots trying to make their way in and out of […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    After nearly two weeks of severe weather, the dredger Magdalen returned to Long Beach Island, NJ, yesterday to resume dredging and beachfill work, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District said in their latest announcement. The twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) is owned and operated by Weeks Marine Inc. The Magdalen is one of the two newest, and among […]

  • 12 December 2012

    At a press conference held on Monday morning, Congressman Tim Bishop announced that approvals are now in place to shore up Tiana Beach, which was severely eroded during Hurricane Sandy with the dunes washing across Dune Road. The approval comes just about a week after dredge equipment arrived at the Shinnecock Inlet for a scheduled […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The City of North Myrtle Beach has applied to the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) for authorization under OCRM General Permit 17-SMD to place more sand onto the dune system fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The new locations include areas between 41st Avenue South and […]