Categories for Project Updates & Industry Developments

Schuylkill dredge project halted as contractor says there’s too much debris in river, infuriating rowers

PA, United States

A contractor dredging the Schuylkill along Philadelphia’s iconic Boathouse Row has stopped work, claiming it needs more money to continue working after it found too much large debris such as telephone poles at the bottom. The delay has raised the ire of the Schuylkill Navy and local rowing community, which says racing lanes and other… Read More

REDI regional dredging initiative continues to build resiliency of communities along Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River

NY, United States

20 navigation channels selected as part of 3-phase dredging program included in $300 million resiliency and economic development initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday today dredging has begun at Little Sodus Bay, a navigation channel in Cayuga County, used by boaters to access Lake Ontario from Little Sodus Bay. The accumulation of silt, sand and… Read More

New York’s Latest Clean Energy Push Includes 2.5GW of Offshore Wind Contracts for Equinor and BP

NY, United States

The largest U.S. offshore wind contract to date is a centerpiece of Gov. Cuomo’s new call for expanded clean energy investment. The state of New York has awarded 2.5 gigawatts of offshore wind projects to developers Equinor and BP, the largest yet in the state’s massive offshore wind build-out and one of the single largest… Read More

Dover Seeks Deal With Seacoast Cities, Towns on Great Bay Cleanup Costs

NH, United States

DOVER – City officials are working on the development of an intermunicipal agreement with nearby cities and towns to share the costs of implementing the recently issued Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit. The permit is designed to reduce pollution in Great Bay, one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast. Dover City Manager Michael… Read More

ONDBEAT: Sunset Beach should resolve to resolve dredging in 2021

NC, United States

Certain letters on the keyboard of the Beacon-issued MacBook I’ve been using these past few years are starting to fade from overuse. They’re mostly the ones used to spell out the words “dredge” and “dredging.” The G and I are still visible, but the D, R, E and N have seen better days. I know… Read More

Atlantic Beach Voices Support for County’s Existing Beach Master Plan

NC, United States

ATLANTIC BEACH — The Atlantic Beach Town Council is backing the Carteret County Beach Commission in its decision to maintain the existing master plan to nourish and maintain the beaches of Bogue Banks. The council met Monday for its regular meeting at the town boardroom at 1010 West Fort Macon Road and online via Zoom…. Read More

Erosion worries continue along Sandwich shore

MA, United States

EAST SANDWICH — In mid-December a powerful storm coupled with unusually high tides damaged a number of properties along Salt Marsh Road, including their foundations. One house was condemned. The homes on Springhill Beach are part of an ongoing story of beach erosion in the area. “There is no new normal,” said David DeConto, director of natural resources… Read More

Work underway to restore section of Grand Isle Beach

LA, United States

GRAND ISLE, La. – A big project is underway in Grand Isle to restore more than a mile of beach. The water is part of what makes Grand Isle special, but over time, mother nature has robbed the area of precious coastline. Chip Cline with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said, “The beach we… Read More

Restoration Underway at SW Louisiana Pelican Nesting Island

LA, United States

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Restoration is underway at the state bird’s only breeding site in southwest Louisiana, the Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority said. Rabbit Island is also where about 180 brown pelicans and 140 smaller birds were released in 2010 after oil from the BP spill was washed off of them. Spill… Read More

City eyes permit process for dredging project

KY, United States

The city of Paducah is taking more steps to prepare for its planned dredging project on a large sediment deposit near the riverfront’s transient boat dock. Officials introduced an ordinance Tuesday night for a $266,250 professional services agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc., in reference to the dredging project. It’s to prepare permits that will be… Read More

Will Sand Save San Diego North County’s Bluffs?

CA, United States

The Sand at Encinitas Jayme Timberlake — tide-watcher, restoration ecologist, avid surfer — light-foots it down Encinitas’s iconic Stone Steps. She’s barefoot, having kicked off her shoes and left them on the sand-dusted floor of her truck cab. Desk-chained me follows, white legs and black tennies. We gaze up at the sentinel sandstone cliff-backs beside… Read More

Mother Nature delivers another blow to Capistrano Beach

CA, United States

Mark Olson took a break on his coastal bike ride to survey the damaged stretch of sand. “Unbelievable,” said Olson, looking down at the battered beach from above on Thursday, Jan. 14. “I’m just blown away. I wonder what next that’s going to give?” Mother Nature took a big bite out of Capistrano Beach, chomping… Read More

Malibu Dune Restoration Project

CA, United States

MALIBU—On January 13, the City of Malibu issued a press release on the Dune Restoration Project underway to protect and restore Dune Habitat at Zuma Beach. The Malibu Living Shoreline Project is a multi-agency partnership with the city to restore coastal dune habitat. As the project broke ground mid-December 2020 at Zuma Beach near Zuma… Read More

Can the Chesapeake Bay region dredge its way out of Conowingo Dam problem?

MD, United States

More pollution has been sweeping past the Conowingo Dam since its reservoir filled with sediment a decade ago, allowing millions of pounds of nutrient pollution to wash downstream to the Chesapeake Bay and creating a costly cleanup problem. But, some say they have — literally — dredged up a solution. A new corporation, Conowingo Systems,… Read More

Ingalls starts fabrication of DDG 129

VA, United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129), January 7. The start of fabrication signified that the first 100 tons of steel had been cut. “The start of fabrication for one of the U.S. Navy’s most critical assets is always a… Read More