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District’s FY21 ‘of the year’ recipients named

TX, United States

The Galveston District honored eight awardees for their exceptional contributions and work during Fiscal Year 2021 and in previous years. Commander Col. Tim R. Vail and Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Mangement Mr. Byron Williams presented the awards during a ceremony held at the District’s Headquarters in Galveston on July 19, 2021, where… Read More

Old Hickory Lake shoreline project addresses erosion nearby slave cemetery

TN, United States

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2021) – Maintenance personnel onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois removed vegetation and stabilized a section of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake this week to address erosion issues nearby the historic Rock Castle Slave Cemetery, an important cultural resource in the community. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Maintenance Support… Read More

Dam road closed for maintenance

TN, United States

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced last week that Dale Hollow Dam Road at the dam in Celina is closed to all traffic while personnel perform scheduled maintenance on the unit head gates. Due to the extensive nature of this work, there is no scheduled date for re-opening the roadway; however, the work… Read More

Workshop targets storm risks along the Rhode Island shoreline

RI, United States

WESTERLY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a virtual public workshop Wednesday night to discuss a project aimed at reducing the risk of storm damage by elevating coastal properties in Westerly, Charlestown, Narragansett, and South Kingstown. The project area includes a series of coastal barrier beaches… Read More

Engineering With Nature’s Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study recognized with international award

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its partners received the U.K. Environment Agency Flood & Coast International Excellence Award June 30 for the Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study. The study focused on rebuilding Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an Installation of the Future in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, a… Read More

Corps set to move dredged material, urges caution near work site; contract for Legacy Corporation

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is scheduled to begin moving approximately 50,000 cubic yards of river sand, or dredged material, from the Dakota Island Placement Site, near Dakota, Minnesota, to the Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Placement Site, which is about 8 miles away. The Corps’ contractor, Legacy Corporation, out… Read More

Billion-dollar benefit: Gulf Coast Protection District aims to fund coastal barrier project

United States

Nearly 13 years since it was first proposed, the coastal barrier between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula is one milestone closer to reality with the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District. During the 87th Texas Legislature that ended May 31, legislators passed Senate Bill 1160, filed by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, and its House… Read More

Corps of Engineers begin 2021 Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging, Minnesota Point beach nourishment, with Roen Salvage Co

MN, United States

DULUTH, Minn., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment the week of Aug. 1, 2021. Cleanup of material placed during 2020 continues. “The contractor may begin mobilizing their equipment as early as July 26 but are more likely to start the week of… Read More

AECOM awarded third consecutive environmental remediation contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MD, United States

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District to continue providing nationwide environmental remediation services through the MAMMS III contract. The multiple-award contract, with a shared program ceiling of $240 million, includes five base years… Read More

USACE proposes to revise, replace statewide Connecticut general permits with GPs covering activity-specific categories

MA, United States

CONCORD, Mass. (July 27, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to replace and revise the statewide Connecticut General Permits (GPs) with a series of multiple GPs covering activity-specific categories. The revised GPs will continue to authorize activities in waters of the United States within the State of Connecticut… Read More

Lake Okeechobee plan fosters east side-west side split among Florida Republicans

FL, United States

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Lake Okeechobee release schedule unveiled last week appears to favor environmental concerns over agriculture and development, but the real divide between proponents and opponents is an east side-west side story. Communities east of Lake Okeechobee are pleased because the plan reduces harmful discharges into… Read More

Splitting a levee to make it stronger: Installing cutoff walls

CA, United States

By now, just about everyone in the Sacramento & Natomas regions should know they’re living in one of the most at-risk areas in the nation for flooding. The region is literally ringed with levees that prevent neighborhoods from becoming Venice without the gondolas. The potential for catastrophic flooding is why U.S. Army Corps of Engineers… Read More

USACE Philadelphia Awards Conrad Shipyard New Floating Dry Dock

PA, United States

Conrad Shipyard LLC,* Morgan City, La., was awarded an $8,746,716 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and construction of a new floating dry dock. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Morgan City, La., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 18, 2023. Fiscal 2010 overseas humanitarian, disaster and civic… Read More

Corps of Engineers begin 2021 Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging, Minnesota Point beach nourishment; contract award to Roen Salvage Company

United States

DULUTH, Minn., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment the week of Aug. 1, 2021. Cleanup of material placed during 2020 continues. “The contractor may begin mobilizing their equipment as early as July 26 but are more likely to start the week of… Read More

USNS Mercy’s Chief Engineer Receives Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for COVID-19 Deployment Support

United States

Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer, Commander, Military Sealift Command, recently presented the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal to Senjamin Tai, Chief Engineer of MSC’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), in port in San Diego, Calif., for his service during the ship’s 2020 COVID-19 relief deployment to the Port Of Los Angeles. Tai was instrumental in preparing… Read More

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