Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Ruling enabling dredging was the right one

NY, United States

You could be reading today that the future use of the U.S. Submarine Base in Groton was in question, so too Electric Boat’s plans to utilize its shipyard in that town for construction of a new...

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Releases from Fort Peck Dam to decline during maintenance work

NE, United States

System storage is 61.8 MAF and has likely peaked (upper right quadrant). Last week the National Weather Service updated their August (lower right quadrant) and August-October precipitation and...

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New York issues 2,500 MW offshore wind solicitation

NY, United States

The State of New York has announced its second offshore wind solicitation, seeking up to 2,500 MW of projects.The solicitation includes a multi-port strategy and requirement for offshore wind...

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Cleanup of Ninemile watershed continues, but mining proposal has partners concerned

NY, United States

Trout Unlimited and a list of partners have spent the past six years restoring the Ninemile Creek watershed from the mainstem up to the tributaries that provide quality habitat for spawning fish and...

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Waterways Commission Addresses Shoaling

NC, United States

Reprinted from the Island Free PressIt’s deja vu all over again for Hatteras Inlet’s South Ferry Channel, much to the chagrin of the Dare County Waterways Commission.With a recent survey of the...

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Summer Beach Project Adds Sand in OC

MD, United States

OCEAN CITY – At the north end of Ocean City’s Boardwalk, a small crowd gathered July 17 in the shadow of the Ocean City Beach Patrol headquarters to watch a beach be built.Federal beach...

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Army Corps dredging in Ocean City beginning later this week

MD, United States

The Corps' Dredge CURRITUCK is expected to be back in Ocean City for dredging operations starting later this week.The dredge is scheduled to work in the area for about a month, and will be removing...

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USACE Memphis District bank grading work continues

TN, United States

Memphis Engineer District Commander Col. Zachary Miller recently visited Island 68, a project site in Arkansas, where he met with the district’s Bank Grading Unit and reviewed progress made at the...

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Bisso Towboat back at Main Iron Works for further ASD tractor tug

LA, United States

Bisso Towboat Company Inc., Luling, La., has signed an agreement with Main Iron Works LLC, Houma, La., to begin construction of another new 6,008 BHP Tier 4 compliant, USCG-inspected ASD tractor...

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Renourishment project required equipment staging in Harbor

FL, United States

BY OLIVIA CAMERON- For months, the sight of a barge has interrupted the endless ocean view from the south end of Boca Grande. Since February, a pile of equipment has been an unexplained puzzle to...

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Sediment Poses Both Opportunity and Challenge in the Illinois River

IL, United States

Paul Rosenbohm routinely mixes lawn waste, food scraps and pumpkin residue from area farms for the Better Earth compost he markets throughout central Illinois. But he may have uncovered another...

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Norton Scores Major Victory for Anacostia River in Water Infrastructure Bill

DC, United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced yesterday that she was able to include in the House’s Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), the major water...

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Two Key Dredging and Waterway Improvement Bills Move Forward

United States

On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve the FY2021 funding package for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The proposed top line number for USACE is $7.6 billion, about $1.7...