Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Padre Island National Seashore Marine Debris Mapping Project

TX, United States

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Padre Island National Seashore has teamed up with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to start the marine debris mapping project.“Because what we...

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Anti-mining group rejects LBJ dredging

TX, United States

Two sides square off as plans for a proposed Lake LBJ dredging operation takes shape in Kingsland.Collier Materials has been meeting with county officials in June and July to offer more information...

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Southern Shores Approves Agreement with Coastal Protection Engineering for Beach Nourishment Project

NC, United States

At their July 7 regular meeting, the Southern Shores Town Council approved a services agreement with Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina to move forward with their 2022 beach...

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Federal dredging help to come for Hatteras and Oregon inlets

NC, United States

Hatteras and Oregon inlets will receive federal dredging help this month.At the Dare County Waterways Commission on Monday night and the Oregon Inlet Task Force meeting Tuesday morning, the U.S. Army...

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Michigan coastal towns try sand 'renourishment’ to restore beaches

MI, United States

As high Great Lakes water levels gobble up Michigan’s sandy beaches, some shoreline communities are turning to an engineered solution known as “beach renourishment” for temporary relief.By taking...

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House bill would allow renegotiation of Louisiana's $100 million annual Katrina levee debt

LA, United States

Louisiana may significantly trim the $100 million annual bill it pays to cover its share of the $14.6 billion post-Katrina New Orleans area hurricane protection system if a gambit by the state's...

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15 Years On, $25 Million In, Flagler Beach Dunes Project Near ‘Dead In the Water’ as 13 Property Owners Hold Out

FL, United States

A project 15 years in the works to preserve 2.6 miles of shoreline in Flagler Beach is on the verge of collapse over the opposition of just 13 property owners whose opposition to signing easements...

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Manatee & Pinellas Cty. Beaches Undergo $17M In Shoreline Restoration

FL, United States

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (CW44 News At 10) – If you’ve been to Anna Maria Island lately, you may have noticed something besides the sound of waves hitting the sand.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is...

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Lido beach building to begin after judge dismisses latest challenge

FL, United States

The dredging of Big Pass and renourishing of south Lido Key’s highly-eroded beach is due to commence this week after a Tampa Judge denied a last-minute attempt to halt the project.The plan to remove...

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Caltrans $53 Million PCH Slope Restoration Project Happening

CA, United States

MALIBU—Construction company Flatiron shared news on July 13 that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has approved their pre-construction services to proceed on its Ventura...

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Mt. Vernon Mayor Terry Williams pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

AL, United States

MT. VERNON, Ala. (WKRG) — Mt. Vernon Mayor Terry Williams has plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit fraud.He pleaded guilty to one of 21 counts. Williams and co-defendant...

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WPTO funding for four projects

United States

Four projects that span four states will get nearly $4.4 million in funding from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO). The funding...

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Town of Truro seeks permit for East Harbor, Moon Pond, Cape Cod Bay work

MA, United States

CONCORD, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application from the town of Truro for proposed work between East Harbor/Moon Pond and Cape...

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ASBPA commends House Committee on Water Bill, urges passage

United States

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) commends the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee for the development and markup of the 2020 Water Resources Development...

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Small US offshore windfarm with big impact

VA, United States

While it only has two 6 MW turbines, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project will lay the foundation for the largest offshore windfarm in North AmericaUS utility Dominion Energy completed...