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De Blasio Unveils $10 Billion Plan to Protect Lower Manhattan From Storm Surges

NY, United States

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a bold new plan Thursday to protect Lower Manhattan from destructive weather events like Superstorm Sandy. The plan would entirely revamp the coastline, protecting riverbanks and shorelines. LINK: Read the full resiliency study (.pdf) | More From The NYC Economic Development Corporation It’s visionary, it’s creative… Read More

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$63 Million For ’Glades Restoration ‘Not Enough’

FL, United States

State and local leaders are grateful – but underwhelmed – with President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request for Everglades restoration. Trump’s request, made Wednesday, was for nearly $63.3 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for South Florida Everglades Restoration projects and $5.5 million for operations and maintenance. The funding is well shy of… Read More

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Hurricane Florence Damage: Then and Now

NC, United States

It was six months ago today that Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina. The Category 1 storm made landfall the morning of Sept.14, near Wrightsville Beach. It created historic flooding with more than 30 inches of rain. Elizabethtown, North Carolina recorded 35.93 inches, setting a new tropical cyclone record for the state. Chopper 11 surveyed the… Read More

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County: Nourishment Project on Track to be Complete by Easter

NC, United States

BOGUE BANKS — The island’s long-planned beach nourishment project started as expected last week, and by mid-day Friday, crews from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. are expected to have completed close to 5,000 linear feet of new beach construction. The Illinois-based company didn’t waste time once it got started, according to Carteret County Shore… Read More

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Why The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Matters to WNY

NY, United States

The benefits of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative are spread across Western New York. They are apparent to those kayaking on a cleaned-up Buffalo River, fishing in Cattaraugus Creek or biking around Grand Island. The federal program has paid to remove toxins, rebuild habitat and restore wildlife species such as the bald eagle and lake… Read More

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A Facelift For Silver Lake?

MS, United States

Plans to dredge Silver Lake could bring more than deeper waters. With dredging at least a year away, plans are emerging for potential design changes for the northwest corner of the lake that would include new trails, a new footbridge and even modification or removal of the dam at the head of the lake, near… Read More

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Huge Participation at Dredging Industry Safety Council Meetings

VA, United States

Council brings together broad cross section of industry and government stakeholders discussing safety measures for the dredging sector By: Michael Gerhardt, Managing Director CDMCS, Vice President Dredging Contractors of America The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) convened last week in Washington, DC, on the heels of its Pipeline Task Force Meeting. Chairing… Read More

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FEMA Denies St. Lucie County’s $9.5 Million Claim For Beach Repairs After Hurricane Irma

FL, United States

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — County officials are scrambling to find $14.8 million to repair erosion damage to south- county beaches after Federal Emergency Management Agency rescinded $9.5 million it had promised for the project. Hurricane Irma in 2017 washed away more than 370,000 cubic yards of sand from south-county beaches, causing about $12.7 million damage,… Read More

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Baton Rouge Firms Make Pitch on State Flood Control Management Projects

FL, United States

The state Office of Community Development heard oral presentations today from firms vying for a three-year contract—worth anywhere from $20 million to $50 million—to serve as program manager of the state’s $1.2 billion Watershed Management Initiative, a series of federally funded flood-control projects. Though OCD officials will not discuss who submitted proposals, citing a legally… Read More

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Army Corps’ Budget Includes $200K For Rye Harbor Dredging

NH, United States

RYE — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Wednesday reported the Army Corps of Engineers included $200,000 in its fiscal year 2020 budget to move forward with dredging plans for Rye Harbor. The Corps’ budget was released following the unveiling of President Trump’s FY20 budget proposal to Congress earlier this week. “I’m glad to see the… Read More

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DFO Standing Committee Makes Recommendations Made on Small Craft Harbours Program

Canada

DFO standing committee members visited wharves in Shelburne and Yarmouth counties as part of consultation process SHELBURNE, N.S. — Doubling the annual base funding for the small craft harbours program and creating an additional envelope of money just for maintenance dredging projects are among the 14 recommendations in a report of the House of Commons… Read More

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President’s Fiscal 2020 Budget For U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program Released

WA, United States

Washington (March 12, 2019) – The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The Fiscal 2020 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration’s priorities for water resources infrastructure,” said… Read More

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Federal Government Asks For Fox River Cleanup Plan to be Approved

WI, United States

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – No one commented on a proposal for papermaker P.H. Glatfelter to pay at least $20.5 million for Fox River cleanup, so the federal government is asking for the plan to be approved. Several area paper companies are paying for the removal and capping of PCBs in the river between Appleton and… Read More

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Beach Renourishment Underway Along Several Crystal Coast Beaches

NC, United States

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) A massive project is underway to help improve beaches along the crystal coast, a project that became critical in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The $21 million beach re-nourishment project has been in the works for quite some time but the it got shifted a little after Hurricane Florence wiped out… Read More

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Dredging at Hells Gate Postponed

ID, United States

Partial government shutdown delayed project at state park near Lewiston; work now set for December The planned dredging of the marina at Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston won’t happen until next winter because of delays linked to the recent partial government shutdown and other logistical issues. Park officials secured a permit from the Army… Read More