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Army Corps of Engineers to study creek at center of deadly Waverly flooding

TN, United States

On the heels of last year’s deadly flood in Waverly, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to study a Tennessee creek to see if changes could prevent future catastrophes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announced Thursday it will conduct a floodplain management services study of Trace Creek. The Corps kicked off… Read More

Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary: A landmark legacy

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A dredge, appropriately named Dredge Charleston, a daily crew of 53 workers, and heavy earthmoving equipment worked 24 hours a day for seven weeks constructing a landmark legacy of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening project: the restoration of Crab Bank. Crab Bank is a bird sanctuary located in the Charleston Harbor… Read More

A day on the USS Yorktown to showcase Charleston’s female commanders

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It was a beautiful crisp fall morning for a photoshoot aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston. The focus of the shoot? The upcoming Veterans Day issue of Charleston Women Magazine highlighting our very own senior civilian, Lisa Metheney. Alongside Metheney, stood three female commanders from the Charleston area: U.S. Air Force Col…. Read More

Soo Locks closing for seasonal repair, maintenance

MI, United States

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Soo Locks will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25 to perform critical maintenance. The operating season is fixed by federal regulation and is driven in part by the feasibility of vessels operating in typical Great Lakes ice conditions. “It is a difficult… Read More

Savannah District, GA DNR create bird sanctuary on Altamaha River

GA, United States

SAVANNAH, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District have partnered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to use reclaimed dredge material from the Altamaha River to create a new bird island this month. The island will provide roosting and foraging grounds for sea and shore birds, spawning areas for horseshoe crabs,… Read More

Corps upgrades Paden City’s wastewater treatment systems

WV, United States

PADEN CITY, W. Va. – Ever had a problem with the septic tank in your yard? The cost to replace it, and consequences if you do not, can really stink – even more so when the problem is on a community-wide level. That is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is partnering… Read More

USACE highlights restoration momentum at Everglades Coalition Conference

United States

For the past two years, the word being used to describe Everglades restoration has been a very positive one – momentum. When the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was approved in 2000, it and other Everglades restoration foundation projects encompassed one of the largest and most complex human engineering projects ever, and the early days were… Read More

Corps of Engineers releases 2021 Lock and Dam 10 navigation stats

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its 2021 navigation statistics for the Upper Mississippi River today, Jan. 10. During the 2021 season, Corps staff supported 2,132 commercial navigation lockages at Lock and Dam 10, near Guttenberg, Iowa, which was slightly below the 10-year average of 2,132… Read More

Chebeague Island dredging to improve access to Stone Wharf

ME, United States

Raising the wharf 2-3 feet is also being considered as sea-level rise threatens the coastal community. Ferries to and from Stone Wharf at Chebeague Island have been plagued by delays and cancellations due to blockages at low tide. Hope is in sight, however, as the Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging next month. Dredging… Read More

In Ultimatum, US Army Corps Tells Flagler It May Lose $17 Million for Now If Dunes Impasse Isn’t Resolved

FL, United States

Flagler County is again at risk of losing $17.5 million in federal funds earmarked for a 2.6-mile dunes restoration project in Flagler Beach if the county doesn’t show by early February that it has either acquired three remaining holdouts’ easements or that it will take the owners to court to acquire the easements. It is… Read More

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature® (EWN) Initiative enables more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with infrastructure.

United States

Watch as Dr. Todd Bridges, the National Lead for the EWN initiative explains the four major elements of EWN. Moving Towards Sustainable Practices Sustainable water resources infrastructure is achieved through the beneficial integration of engineering and natural systems. With recent advances in the fields of engineering and ecology, there is an opportunity to combine these… Read More

LOSOM Vital to Everglades Restoration

United States

For 37 years, the Everglades Coalition has been meeting in South Florida to discuss restoration of America’s River of Grass. It’s safe to say that the topic of water management has been a major part of that discussion every year. “When we move water, where it goes, where it flows, is critical to everything, especially… Read More

Dredging will resume this year in Sandusky’s harbor

OH, United States

SANDUSKY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wasn’t able to carry out dredging for Sandusky’s harbor in 2021 but is on track to resume dredging this year, the agency says. The local Army Corps of Engineers office in Buffalo, New York, issued an annual report on its dredging efforts, which helps keep commerce flowing… Read More

Harbor asking permission to dredge swiftly

CA, United States

Members of the Crescent City Harbor Commission may attend a North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in February in an effort to advocate for swift dredging of the harbor. On Jan. 4, harbor commissioners also reviewed a draft letter that would be sent ahead of time. According to that letter, harbor commissioners are seeking… Read More

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