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BOEM, Army Corps, and State of Maryland Enter Agreement for Beach Renourishment Resources

MD, United States

Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District (Corps) and the state of Maryland Department of Natural Resources have entered into an agreement allowing the Corps to use sand from the Outer Continental Shelf for scheduled beach nourishment as part of its Atlantic Coast of… Read More

Lane Construction Company of Cheshire, Connecticut receives $257.7 million contract from US Army Corps for Kansas City Levee Work

MO, United States

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After completing the design phase three years earlier than planned, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District, has awarded the fourth and final construction contract to improve the Kansas City Levees System to the Lane Construction Company of Cheshire, Connecticut. The $257.7M construction contract, including $38.8M of future… Read More

Fisheries Service says dredging mooring field could cost Wellfleet $13.5 million

MA, United States

WELLFLEET – The town’s Dredging Task Force is hoping a lobbyist will help open the doors for the dredging of the mooring field in Wellfleet Harbor next year. Last month, the Select Board approved a $25,000, one-year contract with the lobbying firm FBB Federal Relations, which will represent the town in discussions with the U.S. Army… Read More

USACE Towboat Reassigned and Renamed

IL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District held a christening ceremony in Quincy, Ill., on Friday for the latest towing vessel to joins its fleet. The vessel, which has been renamed Quincy, was built in 2008 by Texas shipyard Orange Shipbuilding for $5 million and is being relocated from the Corps’ Louisville District…. Read More

Judge Asked To Stop Agency From Dredging A Georgia Harbor During Sea Turtle Nesting Season

GA, United States

A conservation group filed suit asking a judge to stop a federal agency from dredging a Georgia harbor during the nesting season for rare sea turtles that began over the weekend. The group One Hundred Miles filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court against the Army Corps of Engineers, which plans to end a policy that… Read More

Corps now accepting Section 7001 proposals for new Federal water resources projects under WRDA 2022

United States

Section 7001 of WRRDA 2014, as amended, requires that the Secretary of the Army annually submit to the Congress a report that identifies, for potential congressional authorization, completed feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies submitted by non-Federal interests, proposed modifications to authorized water resources development projects or feasibility studies, and proposed modifications to environmental infrastructure program authorities that… Read More

AIWA Pushes Bipartisan Congressional Letter re Funding for USACE

United States

AIWA has worked to secure signatures for a (see letter here) bipartisan delegation letter for funding in the House of Representatives version of the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for FY2022 under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Account.  

USACE Vicksburg District Levee Safety Center, personnel recognized in annual headquarters awards

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Levee Safety Center was recently recognized by USACE Headquarters (HQ USACE) for exceptional contributions to dam and levee safety. Social scientist Katie Noland was selected as the 2021 Levee Safety Professional of the Year for her excellence in levee safety contributions. Award nominations… Read More

Dredging coming back to St. Joseph Harbor as water levels drop

MI, United States

St. Joseph Harbor was just dredged last year, but in order to keep large freighters moving through the busy waterway it will be dredged again soon. Congressman Fred Upton told WSJM that an emergency allocation of 500 thousand dollars from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will fight back against lower lake levels and a… Read More

USACE towing vessel gets a new job and a new name

IL, United States

The Rock Island Engineer District was today set to hold a christening ceremony in Quincy, Ill., for the M/V Quincy. Originally built in 2008 and operated by the Louisville Engineer District as the M/V Gordon M. Stevens, it previously served as part of the construction fleet for the Olmstead Lock and Dam. Now, as the… Read More

DeSantis, Army Corps reach deal on major Everglades project

FL, United States

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an agreement Thursday with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir in Everglades restoration. Work on the long-stalled Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir in western Palm Beach County is to be shared between the state and federal governments. DeSantis said Thursday’s agreement will accelerate the Army… Read More

Army Corps’ $2 billion storm protection plan to shore up parts of Collier’s coast draws concerns

FL, United States

A federal plan to shore up some of Collier County’s coastline against large tropical storms was met with opposition Tuesday during a public meeting. The Board of Collier Commissioners unanimously agreed to sign two non-binding letters of support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s proposed $2.1 billion plan to provide coastal resiliency for parts… Read More

City and Army Corps announce $1.5 million repair project at Morgan Shoal

IL, United States

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced on April 23 that work is underway on a $1.5 million project funded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) at Morgan Shoal, the area off the lakefront between 47th and 51st Street. “The project at Morgan Shoal will supplement emergency protection measures that were completed early in… Read More

Work continues on critical hurricane recovery projects, builds resiliency

TX, United States

In 2020, three hurricanes – Hanna, Laura and Sally – left many along the Texas Coast holding their breath. In the tense hours before landfall, residents feared what might come. Each “near miss,” as many called them, brought critical flood and coastal resiliency to the forefront of conversations. It was the same conversation the U.S…. Read More

Jacksonville District hosts media day

FL, United States

CLEWISTON, Fla. (April 14, 2021)—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted it’s first-ever media day by inviting media from across the region to learn about projects, mission, and completion dates for south Florida projects including the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike and Lake Okeechobee. The four-hour event was planned in part by the… Read More

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