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New Army Corps guidelines will expand natural infrastructure to reduce flood risk and more

United States

This year has brought devastating flooding in the Netherlands, Germany, China, the U.S. and elsewhere. Globally, over 2.2 billion people are exposed to flooding, and that number is growing. New research indicates the proportion of people living in floodplains since 2000 has increased by 20% to 24%, and climate change is further increasing flood risk… Read More

Wetland restoration with dredged material proving successful in Buffalo’s back yard

NY, United States

What was once nearly a landfill is now a thriving wetland ecosystem in the City of Buffalo’s back yard. At Unity Island on the West Side of the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District spent two years building the basis for a wetland using material dredged from the nearby Buffalo River. Nearly… Read More

Senator Collins Secures funding for Searsport Maine harbor dredging

NY, United States

Searsport Harbor Recipient: Army Corps Location: Searsport Harbor Amount: $1,650,000 ($5.85 million total, $4.2 million was included in the President’s request) Purpose: To complete maintenance dredging of Searsport Harbor and to maintain the navigation channel. Source

USACE, Omaha District executes historic $1.75B for 1500 contracts in fiscal year 2021

NE, United States

There were many challenges this year – finishing the restoration of the Lower Missouri River Basin from the catastrophic flood event of 2019, reintegrating the workforce safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hurricane first responder deployments. But in the face of unprecedented adversity, the USACE, Omaha District team rose to each challenge by leveraging its… Read More

PortMiami dredging study by Army Corps to take a fourth year

FL, United States

PortMiami is still awaiting results of a $3 million study begun by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 2018 to evaluate widening and deepening the harbor. Results are now expected in September 2022, one year after the final completion date previously set for September this year. The Army Corps team doing the study requested… Read More

With only weeks remaining, US Army preps for release of climate strategy

United States

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s climate strategy, slated for release later this fall, will push the service to adapt so it can both operate in and protect itself against increasingly harsh environments, while also becoming more energy efficient. Across stateside military installations, the service has seen increasingly challenging conditions. Hurricanes have ravaged infrastructure, costing taxpayers… Read More

USACE Charleston District reminds residents to practice harbor safety

SC, United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. – As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District continues dredging the Charleston harbor to deepen it to 52 feet, officials with the district are reminding tri-county residents to practice safety in and around the harbor. “Always be aware of your surroundings,” said Shelia Sollis, the chief of safety and occupational health… Read More

Once a closely guarded secret, Project Magma revealed to be new east coast hub for the world’s largest winemakers

SC, United States

FORT LAWN, S.C. — The largest winemaker in the world has chosen South Carolina as the location for its new bottling and distribution plant. E&J Gallo Winery has announced that its upcoming facility located in Chester County will be the company’s primary distribution hub east of the Mississippi. If you haven’t heard of the E&J… Read More

Stepping foot outside of digital meetings

PA, United States

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh District commander is a man on a mission: to visit all 41 facilities by the end of October. At each facility, Col. Adam Czekanski plans to meet face-to-face with as many of his 700-plus U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees as possible. “From day one, it was my top priority to… Read More

Seeking public comments for Maintenance Dredging at Tongue Point and Oregon Slough

OR, United States

Public Notice Availability of DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Tongue point, Clatsop County, Oregon and Oregon Slough, Multnomah county, Oregon                                  Issue Date: October 14, 2021                                  Expiration Date: October 28, 2021 Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) proposes to perform maintenance dredging of two federal navigation channels in Oregon… Read More

Engineering community comes together in Omaha for SAME Industry Day

NE, United States

The U.S Army Corp of Engineers, Omaha District took part in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Omaha Post Industry Day event, Oct. 5 – 7, bringing together the national engineering community in Omaha, Nebraska. In alignment with the USACE mission to “solve this nation’s toughest engineering challenges”, the partnership with SAME unites public… Read More

Minneapolis locks closing for the end of navigation season

MN, United States

Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1, both in Minneapolis, to commercial and recreational vessels for the end of the navigation season Monday, Nov. 1. The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam remains closed. Locks 2 and south will remain open until the end of November, weather permitting. The St. Paul District navigation… Read More

Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on Pool 10 habitat restoration

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on its draft feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment for its proposed Lower Pool 10 habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project on the Upper Mississippi River near Guttenberg, Iowa. The proposed project would result in the protection and restoration of… Read More

Corps’ chief signs report to move Port of Long Beach deep-draft navigation project forward

CA, United States

LOS ANGELES – Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and the Port of Long Beach are one step closer to improving navigation efficiencies and safety for existing and prospective commerce within the port with the signing of a chief’s report for the project. The Port of Long Beach Deep-Draft Navigation… Read More

USACE Charleston District looks to improve basic training environment at Ft. Jackson

SC, United States

FORT JACKSON, S.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District started work in June on the Basic Training Complex Four, Phase Two. When complete, it will make training for new Soldiers at Fort Jackson more efficient. Located just outside of Columbia, the installation trains roughly 50 percent of all Soldiers entering the Army… Read More

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