Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Virginia governor signs off on 5.2 GW by 2034 offshore wind target

VA, United States

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Clean Economy Act which requires at least 5.2 GW of offshore wind power to be developed in this U.S. state by 2034. The Virginia General Assembly...

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USCG issues MSIB on BWMS extensions due to COVID-19 disruptions

United States

The Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 14-20) noting that, in some instances, disruptions to supply chains and workforce availability due to the COVID-19 pandemic make...

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North Myrtle Beach furloughs employees, including 9 from Beach Services Division

SC, United States

The City of North Myrtle Beach has furloughed some part-time and full-time employees because there is currently "no demand for the services they provide.""At this point in time, some City...

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Contractor begins work on Atlantic Harbor project

NC, United States

ATLANTIC — The contractor has begun dredging on the long-awaited project to make Atlantic Harbor and its entrance channel safer and more usable for commercial fishermen and other boaters.Greg...

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Corps anticipates changes to draft dredged material plan

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will be revising its recently published draft Mississippi River Pool 6 dredged material management plan based on the comments...

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Expecting a $12 million revenue hit, Laguna Beach furloughs employees, cuts spending

CA, United States

Laguna Beach, a seaside town that relies heavily on tourism dollars to support city services, is expecting a $12 million loss in revenue as a result of the evolving coronavirus pandemic. Furloughs...

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Bonnet Carre Spillway closing on 11th day of operation, U.S. Army Corps says

LA, United States

The New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it will begin closing the Bonnet Carré Spillway as the flow rate of the Mississippi River slows down.Assessments...

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Coastal Alabama projects receive $24 million in funding

AL, United States

Four environmental conservation projects in coastal Alabama will benefit from grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).Gov. Kay Ivey announced the $24 million in grants...

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Cape St. Claire planned to restore its eroding shoreline. Too late, county says, sea-level rise washed it away

MD, United States

Cape St. Claire* has spent years planning a shoreline project to restore its eroding beach, only to face a surprise roadblock. Their community beach isn’t just eroding, part of it is gone —...

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Middle Township project adds sand before horseshoe crab spawning

NJ, United States

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A recently completed project has added tons of sand to a remote beach on the Delaware Bay ahead of the expected arrival of thousands of horseshoe crabs.The crabs lay their...

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore invites public participation in development of a sediment management framework

NC, United States

The National Park Service (NPS) published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register today to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for sediment management at Cape Hatteras National...

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Winsted officials still battling silt runoff from Sucker Brook Dam

CT, United States

WINSTED — Between 1966 and 1968, the Sucker Brook Dam was built in response to the flood of 1955 that devastated towns in the northwest corner.The dam protects the Highland Lake watershed,...

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Several inland lakes in Ohio battling same algal blooms as in Lake Erie

OH, United States

Director of Medina County Park District Nate Eppink, left, and Jim Spetz, right, natural resource manager for Medina County Park District, walk along the shores of Chippewa Lake in Medina, which...

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Broken dredge halts East Pass project in Destin

FL, United States

East Pass dredging/Holiday Isle beach restoration work is delayedDESTIN — City officials learned from a project official on Wednesday that the dredge for the East Pass dredging/Holiday Isle...

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Manson Construction's "Wotan" heading to Jacksonville, FL to USACE Project

FL, United States

Those who know The Mighty WOTAN, know her as a workhorse, but she is also well-traveled. She’s in Louisiana now, soon to be heading East to Jacksonville to execute an important project for USACE....