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Crews almost finished with dredging in Carolina Beach Inlet

NC, United States

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Beach Inlet dredging project should wrap up this week. Since the second week of April, a dredge from the US Army Corps of Engineers has been working in the inlet. Once it’s finished, the United States Coast Guard will be able to get in there and move buoys… Read More

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U.S. Dredging Companies Maintain America’s Strategic Seaports

United States

On April 30, 1798, President John Adams signed a congressional act establishing the Department of the Navy. On this 221st anniversary the U.S-flag Jones Act dredging industry stands with the Navy as proud stewards of our nation’s strategic ports and remains committed to maintaining their channels and points of access at all times. Strategic ports… Read More

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Kingwood mouth bar removal project receives FEMA approval

TX, United States

The mouth bar will soon be history as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received the go-ahead from FEMA to dredge it, per a press release from Councilman Dave Martin’s office sent out Friday. The decision represented the latest movement on the notorious feature, located in the San Jacinto River, that Hurricane Harvey built…. Read More

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to Start Nags Head Beach Rebuilding Project

Nags Head , NC, United States

After holding up nearly four years longer than expected, Nags Head’s rebuilt beach will get another shot of sand, with offshore dredging scheduled to start Wednesday. Work will get under way near Pelican Street in South Nags Head at milepost 20.5 and move south about a mile and a half to the National Park Service… Read More

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Harsh winter stalls Lake Geode restoration; completion pushed to spring 2020

IA, United States

The remaining work is being rebid by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after a cold and snowy winter stalled its progress. DANVILLE — 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… Read More

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Michigan legislators stall Grand River dredging project

MI, United States

Local officials and activists have voiced resistance due to the potential for environmental consequences. GRAND HAVEN, Michigan — (Grand Haven Tribune) A Grand River dredging project that has drawn widespread concern from downriver communities has been halted in Lansing. State Rep. Rachel Hood, D-Grand Rapids, spoke in Spring Lake on Wednesday about her decision —… Read More

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USACE Reaches Milestone in Boston Harbor Project

MA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District reached the milestone on April 5, 2019 of removing 4 million cu. yds. of dredge material as part of Phase II of the three-phased Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project in Boston, Mass. Approximately 7.7 million cu. yds. of dredge material and weathered rock, and 200,000 to… Read More

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Quonochontaug Pond restoration partners celebrate completion of first phase of project

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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EPA to begin staging for PCB removal below Slocum Street in New Bedford

MA, United States

NEW BEDFORD — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to build access roads and staging areas this year in preparation for removing toxic waste from New Bedford Harbor’s northernmost shoreline. Actual removal will begin over the winter of 2019-2020 on the east side, below Slocum Street, according to the EPA. Work was delayed from late… Read More

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On Staten Island, a massive barrier will rise to protect against climate change

NY, United States

Out on the east coast of Staten Island, one of New York City’s first major responses to the existential threat of climate change may soon break ground. This March, the last bit of bureaucratic red tape was cleared away for the construction of an enormous 5.3-mile long barrier that will stretch from Fort Wadsworth to… Read More

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THE BEACH IS BACK! Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass Project Should Be Completed By May 1

FL, United States

All equipment should be off the beach by May 15 BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A recent aerial photo of the shoreline near Cocoa Beach Pier shows how much wider the beach has become as the federally funded Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass Project has made its way south from Jetty Park to just… Read More

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St. Johns County beach restoration project set for next year following recent storms

FL, United States

A project to restore about three miles of beach that was hit hard by recent storms in St. Johns County is moving in the right direction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and St. Johns County signed an agreement Tuesday for the construction. Hurricanes Matthew and Irma damaged a lot of the coastline from Vilano… Read More

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Louisiana gets nearly $95 million for coastal restoration from federal oil revenue-sharing pact

LA, United States

WASHINGTON — Louisiana will get nearly $95 million for coastal protection and restoration efforts in the latest round of payments from the federal government’s Gulf energy royalties. State officials quickly hailed the announcement of the latest round of Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act funding as a win for the state’s conservation and hurricane… Read More

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Corps Seeks Comments on Channel Dredging in the Northwest

OR, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District is seeking public comment on the Federal Navigation Channel Operations and Maintenance Dredging and Dredged Material Placement draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Skamokawa Creek, Westport Slough, Old Mouth Cowlitz River and Upstream Entrance to Oregon Slough. The Corps is proposing to perform operations and maintenance dredging and… Read More

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Pilot Beneficial Use Pilot Project Underway for Jekyll Creek

GA, United States

Cottrell Contracting began dredging Jekyll Creek in Georgia on April 15 under a $12,740,080 contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District. The contract, awarded January 23, includes both a beneficial use pilot project in Jekyll Creek and the regular maintenance dredging of other sites along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). Cottrell, based… Read More