Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Lagoon dredging postponed in battle with invasive species

WI, United States

WILLIAMS BAY — Plans to dredge a Geneva Lake lagoon to try removing an invasive plant species are being shelved for several months because of higher-than-expected costs.The project was...

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The Trump Administration takes action to open ports in US for coal shipment

United States

On April 10, 2019, President Mr Donald Trump signed an Executive Order seeking to address permitting and policy obstacles preventing the export of coal and other energy resources through West Coast...

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Sandy Harbor sand pile a mountainous problem

TX, United States

Sandy Harbor residents Soc Gonzalez and Keith Woody stood on the historic bank and looked out at Sandy Creek. The problem was a pile of sand was all there was to look at.“Sandy Creek is over there,...

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WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting Talks Safety, Hydrographic Surveying and Sediment Analysis

TN, United States

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting took place in Memphis, Tennessee, from March 6 to March 8. About 70 members attended to hear presentations on safety issues,...

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President’s FY2020 Budget Supports Two Major Port Projects

SC, United States

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget includes $138 million for the 52-foot Charleston Harbor deepening project, a milestone that provides an opportunity for the project to receive...

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Bidding protest delays key stretch of Charleston Harbor deepening

SC, United States

The federal agency that keeps tabs on how taxpayer dollars are spent has sided with the Army Corps of Engineers in a bidding dispute for for a contract to deepen part of Charleston Harbor, but the...

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Corps Dredge McFarland Returns Home to Philadelphia District

PA, United States

The Corps dredge McFarland, based out of Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, returned home on March 14 after completing an emergency dredging mission in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River, 90...

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Council Holds Mirror Pond Public Listening Session

OR, United States

BEND, OR -- Bend City Councilors must decide whether the city should chip in money to dredge Mirror Pond. They'll host a public listening session Monday to get feedback on what the community wants....

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Could Ohio project lead to offshore wind turbines in Erie County?

OH, United States

The offshore wind industry is on the verge of a boom in coastal states along the Atlantic. Some believe the same boom could have similar implications for the Great Lakes.In 2007 and again in 2010,...

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Oswego awaits federal money to make flooding repairs

NY, United States

OSWEGO — Oswego is hoping the federal government comes through with money to fix its beloved shoreline damaged during flooding in the summer of 2017.Mayor William Barlow Jr. said final...

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Hobart pursues dredging alternative in Lake George

NY, United States

HOBART — The city is pursuing a project to help control the sediment on the bed of Lake George without the use of dredging.Mayor Brian Snedecor said the bioaugmentation treatment process has...

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Great Lakes Completes Gilgo Feeder Beach Emergency Restoration Project

NY, United States

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock completed the emergency restoration of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gilgo Feeder Beach in the Town of Babylon, Long Island. The project restored coastal storm risk reduction...

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Editorial: River cleanup isn't done, but dredging should be

NY, United States

If the Environmental Protection Agency finds that the multiyear, multimillion-dollar dredging of the Hudson River didn’t work, then more dredging isn’t the answer.The best way to clean the river...

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Coastal erosion specialist on Surf City’s $300,000 beach push: ‘emotional benefit’ but little improvement

NC, United States

"You don’t even get weeks’ worth of protection; it goes away before the next significant storm hits."WILMINGTON — After coastal engineer Chris Gibson called Surf City’s recent $300,000 beach...

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Black River Canal dredging begins in Port Huron

MI, United States

The mouth of the Black River canal is getting its almost-annual face-lift. Crews started dredging excess sand from the mouth of the Black River Canal on Wednesday. The sand being removed will be...