Project Updates & Industry Developments
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USACE Accepting Public Comments on Tacoma Harbor Deepening Study

WA, United States

Meeting materials from yesterday’s USACE’s public meeting are available on link below. The Corps is accepting public comments on the draft feasibility report and environmental assessment for a 60...

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Turning turbines: Massachusetts and the offshore wind energy industry

MA, United States

Towers taller than the Statue of Liberty are popping up throughout the seas, generating energy for a booming industry.Offshore wind energy companies, which are now leasing almost 390,000 acres of...

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Studies, Consultations Offer Encouragement For Nauset Dredging Project

MA, United States

Selectmen Chairman Mark Mathison pointed to a spot on the table to illustrate areas in Nauset Estuary during a discussion with Geoff Sanders, Cape Cod National Seashore’s chief of natural resource...

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Massey’s Ditch dredging underway

DE, United States

February completion expected for $3.6 million project moving 100,000 cubic yards of sandThe long-awaited dredging of Massey’s Ditch at Massey’s Landing has begun. The crew from Wisconsin-based...

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There’s never been federal funding available for these 2 NC beaches. Until now.

NC, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will use money from a disaster bill to provide long-awaited federal funding for a pair of North Carolina beach nourishment projects, according to a release from U.S....

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Identifies Studies and Additional Construction Projects to be Accomplished with 2019 Supplemental Funding

WA, United States

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced today additional work that it will accomplish with funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional...

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Army Corps to award Surf City, North Topsail Beach $237 million for storm mitigation

NC, United States

SURF CITY — Two Topsail Island towns of Surf City and North Topsail Beach were awarded nearly a quarter-billion dollars for storm damage reduction projects in the wake of Hurricanes Matthew...

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Repairs begin on breakwater off Pere Marquette beach in Muskegon

MI, United States

MUSKEGON, MI -- Repair work has begun on the south breakwater structure off Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Park.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, which covers all of Michigan and parts...

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Another town on the Blue Hill Peninsula looks into dredging its harbor

ME, United States

SURRY, Maine – Steve Wessel estimates that he has made 700 boats in his lifetime, and his company, Wesmac Custom Boats Inc., makes all kinds of watercraft, from lobster boats to research craft to...

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Bass River dredging called off

MA, United States

A dredging barge sits at the confluence of the Bass and Danvers rivers in Beverly on Dec. 16, waiting to begin dredging operations in the Bass River. That project has been canceled, however,...

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Nature of Things: Fixing Lake Hancock, Peace River is project for the ages

FL, United States

The lake has been considered one of Florida’s most polluted for many decades, and engineers and scientists have been trying to fix the problem for almost as long.Lake Hancock has been a green,...

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Homeowners bulldozed part of dune in St. Augustine Beach due to “constant sand issue”

FL, United States

State permit shows DEP gave the homeowners permission to excavate 6 feet of dune in order to cope with "windblown material." ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. — State environmental...

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City of Duluth Seeks Million in Bonding Money for Coastal Repair

MN, United States

City officials say the bonding money will be used to put focus on community gems such as the Lakewalk, Baywalk, and Brighton Beach.DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth announced a proposal seeking...

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Delegation supports state money for Lake Linganore dredging, vet center, other initiatives

MD, United States

ANNAPOLIS — Before Del. Jesse Pippy led his first meeting as chair of the Frederick County delegation, he made a joke about the agenda.There were 18 items on it, and the group had roughly an...

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$16M in shoreline improvements proposed in Lake Michigan beach town amid high water levels

MI, United States

SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Leaders in South Haven could spend up to $16 million to repair and protect the shoreline amid high water levels on Lake Michigan.The city needs between $8.5 million and $16.3...