Categories for Project Updates & Industry Developments

Lake Seminole Restoration Dredging – Completed a year ahead of schedule

FL , United States

On October 20th, 2020, Gator Dredging completed the dredging portion of The Lake Seminole Restoration project for Pinellas County, Florida.  The dredging originally had been expected to be completed within 24 months but with Gator Dredging’s experience and efficiency, the dredging was completed twelve months ahead of schedule. The hydraulic dredging began in the North… Read More

Texas proposes $26 billion coastal defense network

TX , United States

The Texas Legislature will be asked to approve a $26 billion coastal defense network, including $12 billion for storm surge gates to protect Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston from hurricanes and storm surges, according to Tony Williams, environmental review coordinator for the Texas General Land Office. Williams was addressing the Storms, Flooding and… Read More

Galeton lake dredging agreement close to complete

PA , United States

Berger Lake in Galeton will soon be one step closer to dredging. Solicitor Mike Plummer reported at Galeton Borough Council’s meeting Nov. 18 that changes to some wording in the agreement with engineering firm Stiffler McGraw to dredge the lake will be completed soon. Council reported earlier this year that the lake dredging is expected… Read More

EPA finalizes permit for Great Bay cleanup

NH , United States

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized and issued a Clean Water Act general permit for wastewater treatment plants discharging to New Hampshire’s Great Bay estuary. In a press release Tuesday, the EPA said the new permit “will protect water quality and the health of ecosystems throughout the estuary by limiting nitrogen discharges.” Under terms of the… Read More

Lost Colony Sailing Ship Replica to Be Freed at Last in North Carolina After Dare County Dredging Project

NC , United States

MANTEO, N.C. — A replica sailing ship similar to the one that carried the Lost Colony to the Outer Banks will finally be able to escape the shallow water of the Manteo harbor. Dare County will oversee the dredging of 2.2 miles of the channel leading from the Roanoke Sound into Shallowbag Bay to clear… Read More

Tribe Funds Continued Dredging as Lake Superior Mine Waste Threatens Harbor

MI , United States

Fall storms have forced more dredging to protect part of the Lake Superior shoreline from being overrun by mine waste. The cold-weather dredging is being done at Grand Traverse Harbor on Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula and is being funded by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. We first visited Grand Traverse Harbor this summer, where five… Read More

Gov. Mills Announces Intent to Expand Floating Offshore Wind in Maine

ME , United States

To solidify Maine’s leadership in floating offshore wind energy and collaborate with Maine’s fisheries on the industry’s development, Gov. Janet Mills announced plans to create the country’s first floating offshore wind research array in the Gulf of Maine. With some of the highest sustained wind speeds in the world, the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf… Read More

$234M BP spill money for 5 wetlands projects in 2 parishes

LA , United States

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting $234.6 million in BP oil spill settlement money for five wetlands restoration projects in three parishes. The allocations for Terrebonne, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes bring the state’s total in such restoration grants to more than $900 million this year, said Chip Kline, chairman of the state… Read More

Louisiana Approved for $234.6 Million in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA Funds for Coastal Restoration Projects

LA , United States

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG)… Read More

Dredging begins soon at West Lake Park

IA , United States

Despite some early weather-related delays, work has continued on the restoration project at West Lake Park in Davenport. The four lakes at the Scott County-owned complex have been drained, and many passersby on the nearby Interstate 280 have been getting the incorrect impression that work has stalled, said Roger Kean, executive director of the Scott… Read More

PHOTOS: Dredging work underway at Des Moines Marina entrance channel

WA , United States

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos showing dredging work being done in the entrance channel of the Des Moines this week. The channel was closed starting Monday, Nov. 16, to all vessel traffic for the emergency dredging. Click on the image below to open the photo gallery: Source: waterlandblog

Officials, community hail start of Gowanus Canal dredging

NY , United States

Brooklyn officials and community activists are praising the long-awaited start of the EPA’s dredging project of the Gowanus Canal — a Superfund site and one of the most polluted bodies of water on the East Coast. A ceremony was held earlier this week near the historic Carroll Street Bridge, one of the few remaining retractable… Read More

NOAA rejects objections to Electric Boat’s use of dredging disposal site

NY , United States

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has upheld Electric Boat’s request to use an eastern Long Island Sound dredging disposal site, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District. Citing environmental concerns, the state of New York had taken several legal actions seeking to stop use of the site, referred to as ELDS. The… Read More

Ebbs and flows: New Jersey beach replenishment

NJ , United States

Over the past several decades, the federal and state government have spent an estimated $1.5 billion to pump more sand on New Jersey beaches to widen them. In at least one spot along the Jersey Shore, they are spending millions of dollars now to take that sand off the beach. News 12 was in Monmouth… Read More

Restoring Habitat in the Great Lakes to Save Endangered Species

MN , United States

The Interstate Island Avian Habitat Restoration Project is listed as one of the many Areas of Concern (AOC) projects within the Great Lakes. Interstate Island is a small parcel of land located within the Duluth-Superior Harbor along the St. Louis River Estuary. Due to rising water levels, the island has shrunk in size by half… Read More