Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Army Corps poised to replenish beleaguered Sandwich beach

MA, United States

SANDWICH — With a final permit in hand, the town of Sandwich could be close to erosion relief at Town Neck Beach.“It’s been a long time and we are all happy to get it,” said David DeConto,...

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Vicksburg District completes dewatering of John H. Overton Lock, Dam

LA, United States

190926-A-HE363-1141 Equipment lines the chamber floor of the John H. Overton Lock and Dam during a complete dewatering of the structure, located on the Red River near Alexandria, Louisiana, by the...

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Speakers say Louisiana not yet ready to capitalize on economic opportunities in coastal restoration

LA, United States

Coastal restoration presents a “massive opportunity” for economic development in Louisiana, but the state is not yet positioned to take full advantage, a government committee heard Wednesday.There...

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Riegel: Questions surround Louisiana’s coastal master plan

LA, United States

Issues related to coastal land loss and restoration efforts generally tend to elicit a ho-hum around here.People know they should care, but losing a football field of coastline every 30 minutes just...

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Major project begins to tackle erosion hotspot on Oahu’s most famous shoreline

HI, United States

WAIKIKI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews have started working on a new fix for an erosion hotspot in Waikiki.They will construct a sandbag groin that will extend out into the ocean.The structure at...

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Savannah Harbor Project Enters Final Construction Phase

GA, United States

In September, Col. Daniel Hibner, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced that deepening had begun for the inner portion of the Savannah Harbor. This initiates...

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Longboat initially OKs maximum borrow for beach projects, asks Manatee for help

FL, United States

Commissioners agree on ballot language of no more than $34.5 million, though final OK pending in December.With one more vote from the Town Commission, a ballot measure for the March election will be...

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Florida Advocates push for Florida Forever funding

FL, United States

Environmentalists gathered Monday at the Florida Capitol to celebrate the fifth anniversary of voters overwhelmingly approving a ballot measure aimed at steering billions of dollars toward land and...

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Mill Lake poses flood risk, dredging may be considered

Canada

City may consider storm sewer filters to improve water quality in lakeMill Lake could flood nearby homes in the event of a significant flood, a new city report says.That will lead staff to consider...

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Federal government tests autonomous dredge at Skinners Pond

Canada

Alberta company brings technology east SKINNERS POND, P.E.I. — A Canadian flag snaps and flaps incessantly in the stiff...

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Canada: Environment committee hears about Prince Edward Island government's response to coastal erosion

Canada

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Vanishing coastlines. Damaged lighthouses. Unexpected storm surges. Washed-out roads.These events may increasingly be in P.E.I.’s present and future, say the two top...

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USACE Officials Tour Corpus Christi Dredging on GLDD Ellis Island Hopper Dredge

TX, United States

Story from Dredging TodayMaj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock...

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Work to resume on Virginia Beach oceanfront project

VA, United States

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and city of Virginia Beach officials said Great Lakes Dredge & Dock LLC, the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage...

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House passes legislation for harbor investment

United States

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2440 – the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act – by a 296-109 margin. The legislation would invest $34 billion in...

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Stone Harbor beach project gets OK to use Hereford Inlet sand

NJ, United States

Rules prohibiting some Cape May County towns from replenishing their beaches with sand from Hereford Inlet have been overturned by the U.S. secretary of the interior.U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-2nd,...