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American Shoreline Podcast interviews two top officers from the US Army Corps about their plans for Galveston District and Texas

TX, United States

We sit down with Brig. Gen. Paul E. Owen, Commander of the Southwestern Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers from EarthX. and, also coming Monday, we dive into the Galveston District of the Corps of Engineers with Col. Lars Zetterstrom, District Commander. That’s a one-two punch with the Corps leadership with more than… Read More

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Dare County moves ahead in securing money for a dredge

NC, United States

Dare County took the first step in approving the structure of a loan that will use $15 million of state money to build a dredge aimed at keeping Oregon and Hatteras inlets clear. The Oregon Inlet Task Force, at its meeting Wednesday, endorsed the terms of the loan funded by a provision in the state… Read More

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Oil Port Proposed Next to Louisiana River Diversion Moves Forward

LA, United States

A $2.5 billion oil export terminal planned for the Mississippi River in Louisiana is one step closer to construction following a preliminary OK from a state agency building an adjacent river diversion. The Plaquemines Liquids Terminal (PLT) is planned for the west bank of the Mississippi River, south of New Orleans, and is expected to… Read More

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Nags Head beach nourishment project now underway

NC, United States

NAGS HEAD, N.C. – The Nags Head beach nourishment project is now underway! The Dredge Ellis Island is pumping sand onto the beach south of Limulus Street in south Nags Head, near Mile Post 20.5 in the 10000 block of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. The project will progress towards the southern project terminus near… Read More

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Surf City dune, beach rebuilding done until fall

NC, United States

Regulators decline to give extension into sea turtle nesting season due to pebbles in trucked-in sand PENDER COUNTY — The rebuilding of Surf City’s beach has been stopped … by some pebbles. While federal and state regulators didn’t have any problems with the sand that Surf City was trucking in to restore the beach strand… Read More

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Channel behind Nauset spit could aid erosion

MA, United States

EASTHAM – Dredging a channel immediately behind the Nauset spit, an area that is over-washing and migrating landward, could accelerate erosion during storm events by providing a deeper space for sediment to be carried into, coastal geologist Mark Borelli of the Center for Coastal Studies told Eastham selectmen last week. Such an action would reduce… Read More

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Florida passes $240 million in Hurricane Michael aid, $30M for Bay County projects

FL, United States

PANAMA CITY — Hurricane Michael might not have dominated the headlines during the Florida legislative session, but local lawmakers came away with a big haul. A little more than $240 million was secured for hurricane-ravaged counties in the state’s $90.1 billion budget, including $115 million to address the housing shortage in Bay County that is… Read More

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BC pledging $1 million to help repair iconic White Rock pier

British Columbia , Canada

The BC government has pledged $1 million to help with the reconstruction of the 104-year-old White Rock pier, after it was severely damaged in a wind storm last year. This decision comes a day after a White Rock community-based volunteer group pledged to help fundraise $2 million to cover the rebuilding project’s shortfall. The pier’s… Read More

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Lake Geode restoration halted, finish date extended to 2020

IA, United States

DANVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The Lake Geode Watershed Project hit a significant snag last year in its effort to clean up the polluted water, pushing back construction’s expected completion date to spring of 2020. The 174-acre lake was emptied in the fall of 2017 and has been dry ever since, barring the rain and snow… Read More

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Lake Zumbro dredging begins Sunday

MN, United States

ORONOCO, Minn. (FOX 47) – A project decades in the making is finally becoming a reality Sunday. It has been a long time coming for Lake Zumbro to get the face lift it desperately needs. For nearly a century, mud and other material has slowly built up on the lake bottom. Lake Zumbro Forever President,… Read More

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Quonochontaug Pond restoration partners celebrate completion of project’s first phase

RI, United States

QUONOCHONTAUG — It took a legion of partners and a lot of money to complete Phase One of the Quonnie salt pond dredging project, and most of the partners were on hand at the state boat launch on Wednesday morning for the official celebration. Salt ponds benefit coastal communities in many ways, serving as habitat… Read More

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Council Appears Ready to Support Pond Dredging

OR, United States

BEND, OR — Nearly two weeks after hosting a listening session to get input from residents, Bend City Councilors appear ready to contribute to a future dredging project at Mirror Pond. City Manager Eric King says two councilors are drafting a resolution that would eventually be considered for adoption by the full Council. He tells… Read More

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Proposed council resolution: Mirror Pond dredging is park district’s job

OR, United States

During a Bend City Council discussion on dredging Mirror Pond, Councilor Bill Moseley unveiled a potential resolution that would hand off much of the project’s responsibility to the Bend Park & Recreation District. “This is a park; it’s not the city’s responsibility to do this,” Moseley said. “We want to be a good partner; we’re… Read More

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Lake restoration kickoff set for Saturday

MN, United States

A ceremony marking the dredging of Lake Zumbro will be held Saturday. While work on the lake must wait until road restrictions are lifted to move heavy equipment into place, Lake Zumbro Forever is marking the end of more than a decade of work at 10 a.m. Saturday on the public fishing pier near Fisherman’s… Read More

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Mexico Beach re-opens canal

FL, United States

Little and large things provide the signs of rebuilding after a Category 5 hurricane. For Mexico Beach, which was in the eye of Hurricane Michael when it roared ashore in October, one of the heftier signs of recovery arrived last Saturday as a significant portion of the city’s canal was re-opened to boat traffic. “The… Read More