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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

The battle for Lake Michigan: As beaches erode, millions of dollars have been poured into temporary solutions. Can anyone find a long-term fix?

MI , United States

LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN — As the wind whipped across the top of the Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of the most famous and beloved on the Great Lakes, Jim Gallie pointed to the disappearing beach: “It’s been progressively getting worse.” Every few seconds, a wave slammed into the breakwall protecting the base of the lighthouse, sending… Read More

Maryland to Begin Sediment Dredging and Reuse Project Behind Conowingo Dam

MD , United States

The state of Maryland is kicking off an exploration of the sediment impacted behind Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River and how that clay, silt and sand — mixed with various forms of debris and pollution — might be reused. A $1.5 million study of the characteristics of the sediment behind the dam is the… Read More

$1 Million in RESTORE Act Money to Fund Louisiana Coastal Research, Like Carbon Capture

LA , United States

But state gets no construction money in latest phase of funding While Louisiana will not receive any construction money in the second phase of the latest RESTORE Act draft funding plan, the state is expected to get $1 million to fund various research and planning initiatives. In the first phase of awards, announced in February,… Read More

10-Year Project Dredges Up New Life in Lake Seminole

FL , United States

Lake Seminole is already experiencing new life now that a decade-long project is complete. It was 10 years ago that Pinellas County partnered with Southwest Florida Management District on a mission to improve water quality at the lake. It had become so run down with muck sucking the nutrients out of the water, that the… Read More

Beach nourishment continues smoothly, despite oil

DE , United States

Winter project avoids impacting the tourist season Three weeks into the beach nourishment project in Bethany Beach and South Bethany, things are going smoothly, and the beaches are being built up. Beach replenishment is part of a federal plan to prevent coastal storm damage to property and infrastructure. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers periodically… Read More

Porous breakwater prompts city to pursue a third harbor dredging

CA , United States

The City of Redondo Beach has applied for permits to dredge King Harbor. If approved, this will be the third time the harbor has been dredged since 1988. As sediment moves naturally down the coast, it piles up at the breakwater, a porous wall of rocks. Gradually, material gets through, builds up in the harbor,… Read More

Resolve Marine repositions Alaska response tug to Kodiak

AK , United States

Resolve Marine has repositioned its Alaska-based response tug Makushin Bay from Dutch Harbor to Kodiak, where it will respond to a growing need to provide local vessel operators and owners with rapid response and cost efficiencies. Resolve Marine currently maintains vessels, assets (dry dock, barges, cranes), and services out of its Dutch Harbor location, where… Read More

EPA Begins Historic Full-Scale Dredging of Gowanus Canal Superfund Site with Cashman

NY , United States

NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, New York City Councilmember Brad Lander, members of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group and other dignitaries marked the start of dredging operations in the upper portion of the Gowanus Canal… Read More

Atlantic Shorefront Projects Will Strengthen Rockaway Peninsula

NY , United States

The project is expected to cost $366 million and will take four years to complete. On October 29, 2020, on the 8th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Matthew W. Luzzatto announced the Atlantic Shorefront Project. This project will protect communities and… Read More

Double Ellicott Dredgers Tag-Team Michigan Stamp Sands

MI , United States

Two Ellicott® brand dredges were used in combination to help open the navigation channel into Grand Traverse Harbor in Michigan, a project that was completed in July 2020. The harbor was clogged with stamp sand, black and dark grey rock waste leftover from the historic processing of ore. During the 19th and 20th centuries, stamp… Read More