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Bogue Banks Sand Project Nears Final Leg

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE – Weather and sea conditions last week forced work to pause, but the Post-Florence Renourishment Project for Bogue Banks is well underway, the Carteret County Shore Protection Office announced Monday. Phase 1 of the project, which includes part of Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Salter Path, is expected to use 945,446 cubic yards… Read More

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Mariners Seek Solutions for Chatham Harbor

MA, United States

CHATHAM – Mariners in Chatham are seeking answers from town officials about increasingly difficult navigation conditions in Chatham Harbor. Coastal Resources Manager Ted Keon said the harbor channel opposite Lighthouse Beach is not navigable for larger vessels and that while the North Inlet provides enough water to access Pleasant Bay, the channel south into the… Read More

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Waterway woes: One company alone losing $6 million

MS, United States

WEST POINT, MS – The closure of the through-traffic north and south of Aberdeen on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is costing Tronox in Hamilton an estimated $6 million in lost revenues and $630,000 in additional logistics and trucking costs. And that’s just one of dozens of examples up and down the Waterway, the head of Mississippi… Read More

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UPDATED: Poppy Channel May Not Be Dredged In Time For Boating Season

MA, United States

The Popponesset approach channel, the main channel into Popponesset Bay, has a dim hope of being dredged for the coming boating season. The Barnstable County Commissioners met on Wednesday, March 27, and received a brief update on the channel. Assistant county administrator Stephen Tebo provided the three commissioners an update and said that he tried… Read More

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Towns Narrow Options For Nauset Estuary Dredging Project

MA, United States

EASTHAM — Before the scooping, there must be scoping. The selectmen of Eastham and Orleans agreed March 25 that two potential plans for dredging Nauset Estuary have merit. One would dredge the system from Town Cove through the main channel and behind the barrier beach to Nauset Inlet with spurs to the Priscilla and Hemenway… Read More

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Nourishment project progresses

NC, United States

BOGUE BANKS — The $20.1 million beach nourishment stalled a bit late last week because of bad weather and sea conditions, but it’s still on track for completion well ahead of schedule. Work should begin in Emerald Isle by about Wednesday, April 3. The contract deadline for completion is Tuesday, April 30. Greg Rudolph, manager… Read More

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Coastal Conservation Plan Sparks Fight Over Sand

United States

Beach communities that rely on dredging to replenish protective dunes object to expanded federal protections A Trump administration proposal to vastly expand federal conservation land along the East Coast is facing protests from states and communities that say the plan will damage tourism industries that are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The dispute… Read More

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Army Corps pitches storm prevention concepts, but some could cause more water to hit the Island

NY, United States

CITY HALL — As the threat of “storm of the century” looms, the Army Corps of Engineers is trying to figure out how to get the New York and New Jersey region ready, but some of those ideas could potentially cause more water to actually hit Staten Island. Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers… Read More

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Bowers Beach Focus of Sand Replenishment

DE, United States

BOWERS BEACH — There has been a parade rolling through Bowers Beach over the past week. It wasn’t in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day or the arrival of spring, rather, it has a constant stream of dump trucks delivering loads of sand for a beach replenishment project that is taking place in the town just… Read More

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Coos Bay Planning Commission Continues Discussion on Dredging Associated With LNG

OR, United States

On Thursday night the Coos Bay Planning Commission decided to continue its discussion as to whether or not it will recommend an application by Jordan Cove to dredge a section of the bay. People who would like submit comment for or against the dredging recommendation can do so in writing until April 25. After April… Read More

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Freeman Park Partially Reopens After Dredging Project

NC, United States

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Crews have removed equipment used during a recent dredging project and Freeman Park in Carolina is back open. Town of Carolina Beach says foot and car traffic is allowed in Zones 1-8. However, due to extreme high tides, areas north of Zone 9 are still closed, and overnight camping is… Read More

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Crenshaw Frustrated With Delayed Application For Federal Funds to Remove Notorious Kingwood Mouthbar

TX, United States

U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw shocked many residents when he said the City of Houston has not yet submitted a permit application to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers for the dredging of the notorious Kingwood mouth bar near the San Jacinto River. If approved, the application would allow the city to receive federal funding to… Read More

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Nature-Based Infrastructure Could be an Effective Way to Manage Flooding

TX, United States

Head to Houston’s Willow Waterhole and you’ll find picturesque marshes dotted with brown reeds and green plants, leaves raised to the sun. Try a little bird-watching, stroll along a trail or enjoy a picnic on the wide expanses of grass. But the 279-acre area is more than just a park. Officially the Willow Waterhole Stormwater… Read More

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Mexico Beach Debris Cleanup

FL, United States

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Mexico Beach is making strides toward recovery. The canals have been cleaned significantly since Hurricane Michael and the city plans to have the canal opened from the boat ramp to the second sand bar by April 1. The city is also working on dredging the waterways. But the work isn’t… Read More

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On The Road Again: LTG Semonite Discusses Hurricane Sandy Recovery

United States

Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, speaks with Anthony Ciorra, Steve Couch and Frank Verga about New York District’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Source: youtube.com