Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Ocean City’s Beaches Ready for Touch-up

MD, United States

By DONALD WITTKOWSKIA mini-city is taking shape on a stretch of Ocean City beach that is normally deserted in the dead of winter.Construction trailers, bulldozers, earthmovers, excavators,...

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Eastham has another viewpoint on Nauset Marsh dredging plan

MA, United States

I take exception to your Dec. 13 Cheers & Jeers editorial “Dragging their feet on dredging in Orleans” in referring only to the proposed dredging of the Nauset Marsh estuary. Your editorial is...

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Corps of Engineers proposes Coastal Storm Risk Management Project in New Haven, Connecticut

MA, United States

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District (Corps) is currently working on a Coastal Storm Risk Management feasibility study in Fairfield and New Haven Counties,...

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Louisiana coastal authority releases $958 million spending plan

LA, United States

The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority expects to spend $958 million during the fiscal year that begins July 1, the most of any year in the history of the state’s coastal...

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Commissioners declare emergency over erosion at Lake Michigan shoreline

IN, United States

The Porter County Commissioners have declared an emergency for the entire Porter County portion of the Lake Michigan shoreline following a sharp increase in erosion activity in Beverly Shores. The...

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Sea level rise, storms prompt Flagler to create ‘resiliency’ board

FL, United States

Facing ongoing threats from sea level rise and potential storm damage, Flagler County officials are hoping to make resiliency a key element of beach management efforts.BUNNELL — Facing ongoing...

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Ridgefield wetlands board questions pond dredging

CT, United States

Signs of spring can be seen among remnants of the dredging project at Binney Park in Old Greenwich, Conn. Monday, April 23, 2018. The Binney Pond dredging project is almost complete.Pond scum, as...

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Coronado sand replenishment project withdrawn from Coastal Commission meeting

CA, United States

Will proposed five-year program to assist with shoreline improvements be on an agenda again in the near future?HALF MOON BAY?A proposal to implement a five-year sand replenishment program in Coronado...

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‘Champion’ Richard Shelby secures potential funding to complete Mobile Harbor improvements

AL, United States

The U.S. Senate on Thursday gave final passage to a domestic appropriations package that will fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year 2020, with Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) once again...

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WaterLog Update (12/20): The Corps Funding Bill Sent To The White House

DC, United States

WaterLog Update (12/20): Corps Funding Bill Sent to White House

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Gone with the wind? Will internecine wrangles wreck US offshore windfarm plans?

United States

For its adherents, the benefits of offshore wind are self-evident: abundant, clean, emission-free power. But for supporters of a new development off the Eastern Seaboard - billed as the first...

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Auditor finds wrongdoing in Manteo dredge project

NC, United States

A long-awaited report from the Office of the State Auditor released Tuesday found that former Manteo Mayor Lee Tugwell, former Manteo Commissioner Hannon Fry and current Manteo Finance Officer...

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Contaminants put dredging on hold

NJ, United States

Bass River delay costing contractor thousands a day BEVERLY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed course and is now saying sediment scheduled to be dredged from the Bass River cannot...

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Recap: Surf City's fight with FEMA, state regulations to repair sand dunes

NC, United States

SURF CITY — Since Hurricane Florence washed away much of Topsail Island’s beach dunes — the first line of defense for the island’s homes and infrastructure — the town of Surf City...

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Ocean wind turbines on the horizon

OR, United States

Oregon’s coast is drawing the attention of ocean wind turbine installation planning for production of clean energy by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy (BOEM).Let’s take a look at a planned Coos Bay...