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Update on mitigation measures in Margate/Absecon Island

PHILADELPHIA (AUG. 14, 2017) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District posted the below update regarding ongoing temporary mitigation measures in the city of Margate, New Jersey. Work is part of the overall Absecon Island dune and berm project. Army Corps and contractor teams have made significant progress on temporary mitigation measures related to the basin areas between the bulkheads and the newly constructed dune in Margate. These areas were put in place to accommodate Margate's storm water management system; however water did not percolate as anticipated after heavy rainfall events. [Read More]
Published: Aug-14-17

Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

PHILADELPHIA (Aug 9, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2017 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation has enabled the Army Corps to schedule the 8th and 9th increments of the plan. [Read More]
Published: Aug-09-17

Col. William Conde assumes command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

CONCORD, Mass. – In a Change of Command ceremony today at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mass., District [Read More]
Published: Jul-19-17

Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

PHILADELPHIA (July 18, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2017 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Army Corps, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to start study on ways to protect vulnerable assets from coastal flooding

Baltimore District signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to begin an approximately $3-million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. As part of this study, the team will investigate flood risk and identify ways to help protect vulnerable assets upon which the region relies, like local governments, businesses, institutions and water, energy and communication utilities; transportation hubs; federal buildings and military installations; national security facilities; and significant national monuments and cultural treasures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Army Corps of Engineers awards Ocean City beach renourishment contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has awarded a $12.7 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for renourishment of the beach in Ocean City, Maryland -- an important part of ensuring the continued long-term performance of the coastal storm risk management project there. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-17

Poplar Island Cautionary Buoys

POPLAR ISLAND, Maryland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Coast Guard are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-17

Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns

     OMAHA, Neb. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so the U.S. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-17

Corps emphasizes water safety at federal recreation areas during the holiday weekend, summer months; Think safety over Fourth of July holiday

CONCORD, Mass. – As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches and summer vacation is here for many and [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-17

Col. Asbery takes command of New York Engineer District

NEW YORK – Colonel Thomas D. Asbery assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on June 8, 2017. Colonel David A. Caldwell, who has commanded the district since June 2015, relinquished command at a ceremony held at Castle Williams on Governor’s Island. Colonel Asbery was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1994, after graduating from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in Architecture - Construction Management degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. [Read More]
Published: Jun-08-17
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