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Congratulations – Mr. Byron Williams Galveston District DPM

TX, United States

It gives me great pleasure to announce the selection of Mr. Byron Williams, PMP, as the new Galveston District Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management following a long and thorough selection process. Byron has been serving as the Acting DPM for SWG since September 2020, where he oversees projects and services in an… Read More

Corps of Engineers seeks input on Reno Bottoms forest restoration project

MI, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, seeks public input on a potential forest restoration project to enhance and restore habitat in the 14,000-acre Reno Bottoms area, located in Pool 9 of the Mississippi River. In lieu of hosting a public scoping meeting, the Corps has both a narrated presentation… Read More

Shannon named Operations Project Manager at Table Rock Lake

MO, United States

BRANSON, Mo. – Dennis Shannon was recently named the operations project manager at Table Rock Lake for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District.  Shannon replaces Rebecca Shortt who became the deputy director, USACE Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Mandatory Center of Expertise. In his new position, Shannon will lead a team that supports the… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses virtual reality to visualize New Lock at the Soo project

MI, United States

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using a new tool to help visualize the New Lock at the Soo. Lock operators and design members are using virtual reality to see what the new lock will look like from a new perspective. Virtual Reality image standing in lock chamber of… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District mitigates storm risk along Florida’s coastline

FL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received disaster funds provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery. Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin… Read More

Agencies plan for possible Cowlitz River dredging if flood risk increases

WA, United States

Local, state and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are planning to dredge the Cowlitz River to lower flood risks until the dam holding back sediment still flowing from Mount St. Helens is raised. The Corps Portland District also is looking for ways to pay for river monitoring that would help develop the agency’s long-term… Read More

Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects

United States

WASHINGTON — As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed lands and recreation areas if physical distancing cannot be met, such as… Read More

Levee System Would Bolster Southeast Louisiana Storm Protection, but $1.9b Price Tag Raises Concerns

LA, United States

(The Center Square) – The federal government has proposed building a levee system that could give residents of seven southeast Louisiana parishes the same level of storm flood protection as New Orleans, but local officials are hoping to whittle down the estimated $1.9 billion price tag. The federal government likely would pay 65% of the… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Plan to Protect Miami-Dade Coast From Flooding and Storm Surge Ongoing

FL, United States

MIAMI – The Army Corps of Engineers is working on a project to fortify the Miami-Dade County coast from sea level rise and storm surge. The project is in dispute, particularly their idea of a large concrete flood wall. At stake are billions of dollars, but local leaders are continuing to work to find a… Read More

Ventura Harbor’s Annual Dredging Receives a Bump in Congressional Funding

CA, United States

Ventura Harbor started their annual dredging last week and the project received a bump in funding from Congress. VENTURA一Ventura Harbor began their annual dredging process last week after the project received almost $6.3 million in funding from congress. Congresswoman Julia Brownley championed the $1.45 million bump in funding adding up to $6.245 million for the… Read More

Stantec : Kleinfelder/Stantec team supporting critical California levee projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers

CA, United States

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District selected Kleinfelder and Stantec to provide engineering services for levee improvements on the Sacramento River in Northern California. The design project consists of seepage/stability improvements along the Sacramento River East Levee (SREL) downstream of the American River confluence in Sacramento. The project is part of the… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District mitigates storm risk along Florida’s coastline; billions of dollars committed

FL, United States

JACKSONVILLE, FL, UNITED STATES 02.18.2021 Story by Maya Jordan  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received disaster funds provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery. Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long-term… Read More

High level meeting in Bay Head focuses on severe and catastrophic beach erosion.

NJ, United States

Smith: “18’ cliffs” in Bay Head pose significant safety risk Bay Head NJ—The new 18-foot vertical sand dune cliffs in Bay Head caused by beach erosion from recent Winter Storm Orlena pose significant safety concerns—especially for children who are at grave risk of plunging over and suffering serious injury or death. Mayor Bill Curtis, Army… Read More

NJ asks feds to help restore ravaged beaches: ‘I’m just very concerned’

NJ, United States

New Jersey is requesting emergency help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix damaged dunes and beaches carved up by last week’s strong nor’easter. In a letter sent Monday to the Army Corps’ offices in Philadelphia, New York City and Fort Hamilton, New York, acting state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M…. Read More

Straight Talk with Sam: Investing in infrastructure

MO, United States

The Mississippi River is more than just a river. The waterway connects North Missouri and the Midwest to the rest of America and the rest of the world. It’s estimated that roughly 60 percent of all grain that American farmers export is shipped down the Mississippi River. It isn’t just a one-way street though; we… Read More

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