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Coastal Recovery: Bringing a Damaged Wetland Back to Life

DE, United States

An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative methods to revive a badly damaged salt marsh. The project could be a model for other places seeking to make coastal wetlands more resilient to rising seas and worsening storms. Standing atop a 10-foot dune at the Prime Hook National… Read More

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Oceanside Dredging Project Restores Sand Before Unofficial Start of Summer

CA, United States

Oceanside’s beaches are getting a makeover just in time for Memorial Day. When all is said and done, about 280,000 cubic yards of sand will have been added back to the beach. That’s enough to fill two to three football stadiums. The sand may be placed along the near shore which is just outside of… Read More

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Army Corps crews dredge nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material from six Baltimore Harbor channels

MD, United States

BALTIMORE – Crews finished the dredging of nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material this April from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore as part of a contract managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. The work is part of the regular maintenance of the multiple channels that go from… Read More

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Santa Rosa seeks public input for multi-year plan for RESTORE Act funds

FL, United States

MILTON — At the April 11 commission regular meeting, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners proposed amendments to the initial multi-year implementation plan that was accepted by the U.S. Treasury in May 2017. Amendments to the plan are based on factors including necessary material modifications per federal requirements, price increases and project viability…. Read More

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Corps now looking at dunes instead of levees as key part of ‘coastal spine’ (Listen to ASPN Interviews)

Houston , TX, United States

HOUSTON/GALVESTON – Sand dunes, not 70 miles of levees and gates, would flank flood gates at the mouth of Galveston Bay under a new plan the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying to protect the Houston-Galveston region from storm surge. The proposal is the latest version of the Coastal Spine, a $31 billion barrier… Read More

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Florida budget includes St. Augustine, St. Johns County projects

FL, United States

The state budget, which has yet to be signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, presents a number of wins — and some losses — for local governments and other organizations. Among the possible wins, the budget includes $350,000 for sewer expansion on West 5th Street in West Augustine. City Manager John Regan thanked state Reps. Cyndi… Read More

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County’s dredging permits ready to sign

WA, United States

Residents of the Little Cape Horn community were all smiles Tuesday as they received word that federal authorities are ready to approve the permit needed to allow placement of dredge sand on the eroding shoreline in front of their houses. The final review is over, said Commissioner Dan Cothren, and the permit is going to… Read More

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Lake Linganore residents voice support for dredging project

MD, United States

A 300-ton yellow crane started lifting heavy dredging equipment and piping onto a barge off of Nightingale Beach in Lake Linganore at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Activity has increased on the beach since Monday, as workers from Maryland Environmental Service (MES) and Mobile Dredging and Video Pipe Inc. are staging a dredging project, which is… Read More

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Pond cleanup part of larger effort at Manchester’s Center Springs Park

CT, United States

The pond at Center Springs Park is as much as four feet deeper after a contractor cleared muck and trash that had piled up over two decades. The dredging was part of an ongoing effort to raise the park’s profile and make it more of a destination. Late last year, Missouri-based Energy Resources, Inc. completed… Read More

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Corps Accepting Comments on Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements

VA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District is accepting comments on the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project in the Thimble Shoals Channel. Proposed work includes dredging, transport, and placement at Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Site. Approximately 8 million cubic yards of material is expected to be removed. The anticipated construction duration is approximately 970… Read More

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Corps and City of Wabasha Plan for Dredged Material Placement

MN, United States

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and City of Wabasha, Minnesota, leadership met on April 19 to discuss the dredged material management plan for Lower Pool 4. The Corps is working in partnership with the city to find a suitable, permanent location for nearly 270,000 cubic yards of material dredged annually from an… Read More

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Dredging delayed due to permitting

FL, United States

ISLAMORADA — Dredging barges stood ready to begin work to remove Hurricane Irma sediment from a clogged Lower Matecumbe Key canal last week, but were idled by the lack of a federal permit. “It’s a shame. The equipment is here. I can see it from my window,” Robert Moser, president of the Lower Matecumbe Beach… Read More

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Dredging for Wheatland Ferry underway, may reopen by the weekend

OR, United States

Impact from heavy rain last month continues to be felt by commuters north of Keizer after the closure of the Wheatland Ferry in late April. Heavy rain followed by high river flows left rocks and debris deposits in the ferry’s path which prompted the extended closure, according to Marion County Public Works. The county has… Read More

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Responding to the Perfect Storm: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Disaster Response in Puerto Rico, 2017

DC, United States

We’ve got a lot of work to do … it’s the worst Puerto Rico has seen. It’s been very complex for us to respond, from a logistical nature of the island. —Brock Long, FEMA Administrator Puerto Rico … can turn into a humanitarian crisis. To avoid that, recognize that we Puerto Ricans are American citizens;… Read More

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Full Utilization of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Passes Full Committee Mark-up

United States

By Heiko Osterchrist-Associate Publisher; DredgeWire Today, the full House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met to mark-up and discuss H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) Act. Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA),… Read More