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Corps awards contract to dredge Sagamore Creek navigation project in Portsmouth, Rye; Work to start on or about Jan. 10, 2017

CONCORD, Mass. – A portion of the Congressionally-authorized Back Channels portion of the Portsmouth [Read More]
Published: Dec-01-16

Army Corps awards contract to complete construction of Absecon Island dune project

PHILADELPHIA (November 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District today awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. for $63.3 million to complete the initial construction of the Absecon Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project in New Jersey. The total cost of the contract amount could be $76.1 million if options are awarded. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. [Read More]
Published: Nov-23-16

New online maps show storm-based flood potential along Potomac, Anacostia rivers

New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities. The maps are now live on the National Weather Service’s web site. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-16

Statement Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC, that it has completed the review that it launched on September 9, 2016. The Army has determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation’s dispossessions of lands, the importance of Lake Oahe to the Tribe, our government-to-government relationship, and the statute governing easements through government property. [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-16

Army Corps Continues Joint Efforts Four Years after Sandy

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Since Hurricane Sandy pounded the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked diligently, together with its federal, state, local and industry partners, to complete construction on more than 106 authorized and funded coastal storm damage risk reduction projects. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-16

Corps of Engineers to host webinar on new permit process for work in Maryland

The Regulatory Branch is hosting a webinar Nov. 9, 2016, from 10 a.m. - noon on its fifth version of the Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP-5), which became effective Oct. 1, 2016, and will expire Sept. 30, 2021. The intent of MDSPGP-5 is to provide a streamlined Department of the Army authorization for certain recurring activities in Maryland formerly covered by the Nationwide Permits program that are similar in nature, have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment, and satisfy other public interest review factors. [Read More]
Published: Oct-21-16

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-20-16

Communities, Corps of Engineers observe anniversaries of Littleville Lake Dam, Knightville Dam in Huntington

CONCORD, Mass. – The communities of Huntington and Chester, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District and several other agencies and groups, observed the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Littleville Lake Dam project and the 75th anniversary of the Knightville Dam project in a ceremony on Oct. 8, 2016 in Huntington, Mass. [Read More]
Published: Oct-11-16

Corps of Engineers awards contract to resume oyster restoration in Tred Avon River

The Baltimore District awarded an approximately $1-million contract Sept. 26, 2016, to Blue Forge LLC to construct oyster reefs in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County. Eight acres of reef are planned for construction using mixed shell with the option for an additional 10 acres. Work will occur between December 2016 and March 2017. The Oyster Advisory Committee recommended Aug. 1, 2016, that the Corps and non-federal sponsor Maryland Department of Natural Resources continue oyster restoration in the Tred Avon River after an initial delay was requested in December 2015 to review restoration progress. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-16

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-16
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