Categories for Project Updates & Industry Developments

Flagler Beach Dune Project Deadline Extended Until April 15

FL , United States

Flagler Beach residents still unsure of government project FLAGLER BEACH — While a few residents continue to hold out, the $25 million Flagler Beach dune restoration project deadline has been extended again, until April. Flagler Beach officials held a meeting Thursday to update the public on the status of the federally funded dune project. “I know… Read More

Mercer County Commission looks into dredging for Glenwood Park Lake

WV , United States

 PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – A recreational lake near Princeton has gotten shallower over the years and is in need of some intense maintenance. Glenwood Park’s lake was made well over 50 years ago when a dam was constructed to divert a creek. At the time, it was six to seven feet deep and people… Read More

Keystone dredging wraps up in December

WA , United States

Dredging is expected to last for nine weeks. A massive sediment-scooping project at the Coupeville ferry terminal that began last month is on schedule to be completed by the third week of December. Every three to five years, Keystone Harbor is dredged by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The engineer formation built the artificial… Read More

Wind and Solar Are the New Cash Crops

United States

We’re living in an era of big numbers and rapid shifts. In a matter of weeks, the pandemic transformed the lives of billions all over the world. In Congress, billion-dollar spending packages have given way to trillion-dollar stimulus measures. This is a time of big numbers in the energy domain as well. For example, meeting… Read More

Annual sand relocation project completed at Madison Township Park

OH , United States

Madison Township has fulfilled a yearly obligation to relocate a specific quantity of sand at one of its lakefront parks. A contractor recently completed the second phase of an annual project which excavates sand off the shoreline of Madison Township Park beach and deposits it back into Lake Erie a bit further to the east…. Read More

Hudson River dredging off Poughkeepsie resumes

NJ , United States

POUGHKEEPSIE – Almost one year after Central Hudson began a dredging project without the required New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plans in place, the project has returned to the Hudson River off Poughkeepsie. The dredging project extends from Waryas Park to the northern end of the former Dutton Lumber Yard, now an apartment complex,… Read More

A Roadmap to Protect 250 Square Miles of the Peconic Watershed

NJ , United States

To help protect the 250 square miles that comprise the Peconic watershed, the Peconic Estuary Partnership recently unveiled its 2020 Comprehensive Conservation and Management plan, which will serve as its roadmap for the next decade. The 88-page document identifies clean water, abundant wildlife habitats, a thriving coastal economy and climate change preparedness as top goals… Read More

Upper Township Prepares for Role in Offshore Wind

NJ , United States

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Electricity generated by offshore wind turbines seems on the fast track to New Jersey consumers. And the Township Committee would have no problem with the transmission lines running along Roosevelt Boulevard. The committee voted 4-0 on Oct. 26 to allow Danish-based Ørsted to lay underground cables along 250 feet of Roosevelt. The… Read More

Without referendum, towns must keep funding dredging

NC , United States

BOGUE BANKS — A referendum for a quarter-cent hike in local sales and use taxes failed again Nov. 3, meaning local governments still have to chip in on dredging projects. This year’s General Election ballot included a question on whether or not Carteret County voters support a local quarter-cent sales tax increase. While state statute… Read More

North Topsail to Join Sand Project Agreement

NC , United States

North Topsail Beach is moving forward with plans to embark on a joint, 50-year, multi-million-dollar beach renourishment project. North Topsail’s Board of Aldermen recently instructed the town’s attorney to notify U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials that the town intends to join in on the proposed federal project and will at the appropriate time sign… Read More

Beach Commission to Consider Participation in Federal Master Plan

NC , United States

EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission is poised to make a major decision Monday — whether to switch from local and state funding to federal funding and management for Bogue Banks beach nourishment projects. The commission, which advises the office of Carteret County Shore Protection Manager Greg Rudolph, will meet at 2 p.m…. Read More

Minnesota Environmental Regulators Approve Permits for $2.6B Enbridge Pipeline

MN , United States

Enbridge could start the construction on Line 3 in December.  Minnesota agencies on Thursday granted environmental permits for Enbridge’s proposed oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, critical approvals needed for construction to begin soon on the controversial $2.6 billion project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) approved permits dealing with water-quality and wetland issues arising from… Read More

Storms Force Continued Dredging at Lake Superior’s Grand Traverse Harbor

MI , United Arab Emirates

Heavy equipment operators began work recently to dredge stamp sands north of Grand Traverse Harbor in Keweenaw County. Roughly 100 years ago, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Mohawk mines – called stamp sands – were deposited at a milling site along Lake Superior, located in the community of Gay in Keweenaw County…. Read More

Orsted Announces Skipjack Wind Farm Project Will Be Delayed Again

MD , United States

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The completion of one of two proposed wind farms off the coast of Ocean City may be delayed for the second time this year, according to the company in charge of the project. The completion of the Skipjack Wind Farm, which is being built by Ørsted, is facing another delay, according to comments by Ørsted… Read More

Eel Pond Dredging Alternative – Letter

MA , United States

In an article of the November 6 Falmouth Enterprise, Harbormaster Fraser rightly points out that annual dredging of the Eel Pond channel would be expensive and wasteful. Perhaps it’s time to consider a longer-term solution that could also help address a few additional issues like nitrogen loading and climate change. Consider a flood gate installed… Read More