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Sea Isle Mayor Says Beach Replenishment Start is Imminent

NJ, United States

SEA ISLE CITY – Mayor Leonard Desiderio announced that the city will see the start of its important beach replenishment project as soon as next week but certainly by mid-March. Desiderio said that schedule follows a project meeting with the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He made the… Read More

Mud-Starved Wetlands Get a Meal, At Last

CA, United States

As I arrived at the Port of Oakland, a high-tech nautical mud abduction was underway. On a cherry-red dredger, a 55-cubic-yard clamshell bucket hung from a crane by a webbing of cable, like a 45-ton chandelier. With open jaws, the bucket descended into the water, sank to the harbor floor, closed over a thick scoop… Read More

Presto! Montauk Has a Downtown Beach Again

NY, United States

More than 60 years in the making, the Fire Island to Montauk Point beach reformulation project will have arrived and departed from Montauk’s downtown in barely the blink of an eye. The beach-infill component of the project known as FIMP began on Feb. 6 and was completed on Sunday, with around 475,000 cubic yards of… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander Engages with San Clemente Mayor on Beach Nourishment Project

CA, United States

SAN CLEMENTE— On Feb. 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, Col. Andrew Baker, met with San Clemente Mayor Victor Cabral regarding the progress of the San Clemente Beach Nourishment project. The two leaders surveyed the project site near the San Clemente Pier, engaging in discussions of the project’s trajectory and… Read More

Corps releases for review the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Reach A, Morganza to the Gulf Project

LA, United States

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District released today the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA #598) for the Reach A, Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project, Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico (MTG), Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana for public review and comment. The proposed plan evaluates alternatives to construct a hurricane… Read More

Hurdles to Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Root Cause Analysis

MS, United States

Vicksburg, Miss. — Link: Report Number: ERDC/TN DOER-24-1 Title: Hurdles to Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Root Cause Analysis By Jase Ousley, Ram Mohan, Melinda Strevig, Katherine Skelton, Marin Kress, J. Daniel Farrar, and Alan J. Kennedy Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited Source

Infrastructure law helps Western Marine to dredge Petersburg Harbor for first time in 42 years

AK, United States

Water spilled over the edges of the clamshell shovel like a fountain as the crane hoisted the final bucket of dredged material. On Jan. 24, the six cubic yard-scoop of shoal marked the completion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s first project funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Now, one of… Read More

Vicksburg District Partners with We Work the Waterways

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District partnered with Inland River Ports and Terminals to host a We Work the Waterways event on Feb. 15 at The Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum. The event is an immersive interaction day to educate high school students in the area on the… Read More

City of New Haven seeks USACE permit for proposed work in waters of New Haven Harbor

CT, United States

Concord, Mass. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the City of New Haven Engineering Department for proposed work in New Haven Harbor at Long Wharf Park on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven, Connecticut. The proposed work… Read More

Durst retires as director of ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Lab

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss.— The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) celebrated the career of Bartley (Bart) Durst, director of ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), upon his retirement from federal service. Durst began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1983 as a research civil engineer intern in the Environmental Laboratory,… Read More

Corps of Engineers awards two $2 million contracts for Auxiliary Lock Bulkhead Slot Installation at Lock and Dam 3 and 9

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded two, $2 million contracts to Togiak Management Services LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, to construct bulkhead slots on the intermediate wall and river wall upstream of the miter gates in the auxiliary lock chamber at Lock and Dam 3 located in Welch, Minnesota,… Read More

USACE to extend the public comment period for MKARNS 12-foot Channel Deepening Project

AR, United States

Little Rock, Ark. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is extending the public comment period for the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the MKARNS 12-foot Channel Deepening Project.  Comments will now be accepted until March 10. The comment period is being extended due to… Read More

Manasquan Inlet Dredging Continues Both Day and Night with Corps hopper dredger Murden

NJ, United States

Maintenance dredging is ongoing at Manasquan Inlet this week, with the dredger Murden performing the work. Murden is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On Thursday night, the boat was continuing dredge operations at the inlet well after dark, using its spotlight to guide the vessel along the edge of the north jetty in… Read More

Jacksonville District begins mobilizing for St. Augustine Beach renourishment under $33mm contract with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

FL, United States

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — USACE Jacksonville began equipment mobilization yesterday for the re-nourishment of the St. Johns County, St. Augustine Beach, federal shore protection project. The USACE contractor began establishing a staging area at the Pope Road access point and will continue deploying equipment in the week ahead. Beach placement of dredged sand is expected to start… Read More

ERDC associate technical director earns Black Engineer of the Year Award

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Victoria “Vickey” Moore began her career at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) over 24 years ago as a computer scientist with a master’s degree from Mississippi State University. Today, she is the associate technical director of the Engineered Resilient Systems Research and Development Area in the Information Technology… Read More

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