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Our Views: Big Barataria marsh project is vital to Louisiana’s coast

LA, United States

After years of planning and debate about its effects on the coast, Louisiana’s diversion project to rebuild marshland in the Barataria Basin appears to be ready to go. Federal and state trustees overseeing the funding of what could be a $2.26 billion project are poised to approve the money. Earlier, an environmental impact statement years in the making was… Read More

Study finds some N.H. beaches can withstand storms better than others

NH, United States

After a particularly raucous bout of weather in April 2019, Rick Cliche and his wife, Leslie, pulled up to Hampton’s North Beach and found, to their utter surprise, ancient peat moss and weathered tree stumps where the sand used to be — the beach had effectively been scoured clean from the recent storms, exposing the… Read More

Plans to build fish bypass and dredge behind Riverside Dam waiting on federal funding

OH, United States

Findlay’s Riverside Dam has been a landmark in the city for more than a century, but some changes may be coming. The dam was first built in the late 1800s to help ice harvests upstream, then, it was used to form a reservoir for the city. Now, it’s holding back water for recreation purposes, offering kayaking launches… Read More

Homeowners endanger Hawaii’s beaches with ‘desperate’ erosion control structures

HI, United States

Hawaii homeowners are reportedly taking dangerous and illegal measures to prevent their coastal homes from falling and crumbling into the ocean, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a news release. Earlier this month, the DLNR used a drone to survey Oahu’s North Shore and discovered that many homeowners were taking “desperate”… Read More

Local leaders at odds over disbursement of $180 million in Hurricane Harvey money

TX, United States

Just about every city and county leader from across the Coastal Bend packed into a room for a Council of Governments meeting Friday. Almost $180 million from the General Land Office is set to be divided up among the 11-county area. It’s money that local leaders didn’t have to apply for that will go to communities affected… Read More

Could Lake Mitchell dredging be dead in the water? City council divided on project

MI, United States

The Lake Mitchell dredging project appears to be on the ropes. For the first time since dredging talks heated up over the past few years, some Mitchell City Council members indicated on Monday they were not in favor of moving forward with the multi-million-dollar project. During the council’s budget work session on Monday night, council… Read More

NYS Lake Ontario dredging projects near completion

NY, United States

New York State says it’s near completion on a program to dredge harbors along the Lake Ontario shoreline stretching from the Niagara Frontier to the Thousand Islands region. It’s the Obama administration’s conservation program that ended up increasing water levels in Lake Ontario resulting in devastating flooding along its south shore in 2017. The state came up… Read More

New York Harbor coastal protection plan

NY, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has laid out a plan to protect New York Harbor from coastal flooding. It includes building seawalls, levees, and storm-surge gates to defend 900 miles of coastline across two states — New York and New Jersey — where about 16 million people live. Source

Ferry Service Expansion Act introduced

United States

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) have introduced the “Ferry Service Expansion Act,” seeking significant additional funding for a number of programs — including the retrofit of current diesel-powered ferries “With rising sea levels due to man-made climate change and increasing congestion on our bridges, I strongly support expanding ferry service… Read More

FERRIES 2022: New federal funding opens up ferry electrification opportunities

United States

Speakers at Marine Log’s upcoming FERRIES 2022 in San Francisco will include ABB Marine & Ports’ Bruce Strupp. In a presentation on November 1, he will speak on ferry electrification opportunities opened up by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. During his presentation, Strupp will outline how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest $17 billion… Read More

New initiative explores low-carbon options for Great Lakes shipping

United States

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has launched a 16-month study exploring low carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The research group, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in partnership with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers (GSGP) will assess the… Read More

Science on the Sound Lecture: “Beach Nourishment on the OBX: Addressing the what, why, and potential impacts

NC, United States

The Coastal Studies Institute is pleased to announce the revival of a beloved favorite, Science on the Sound! This monthly, in-person, lecture series brings perspectives from all over the state and highlights coastal topics in northeastern North Carolina. Dr. Reide Corbett, a coastal oceanographer and geochemist, ECU Integrated Coastal Programs Dean, and Executive Director of… Read More

Governor Hochul Announces Completion of New York State’s $15 Million Regional Dredging Project

NY, United States

20 Completed Dredging Projects Across Eight Counties to Increase Resiliency and Sustain Recreation Part of State’s $300 Million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Transition of Program Management to Counties Completes Final Phase of Program Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of New York State’s $15 million Regional Dredging Project. The dredging project is part… Read More

12 storm surge gates: Army Corps proposes $52 billion barriers for New York-New Jersey waterways

NY, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report Saturday detailing their proposed $52 billion plan to protect the New York City metropolitan area from storm surges and coastal flooding. It marks a major step forward in a long-delayed study initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Army Corps report provides significant new details… Read More

Plans to build fish bypass and dredge behind Riverside Dam waiting on federal funding

OH, United States

Findlay’s Riverside Dam has been a landmark in the city for more than a century, but some changes may be coming. The dam was first built in the late 1800s to help ice harvests upstream, then, it was used to form a reservoir for the city. Now, it’s holding back water for recreation purposes, offering kayaking launches… Read More

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