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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin removing roughly 1 million cubic yards of material from Baltimore Harbor channels

Crews under contract of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, are mobilizing to dredge an estimated roughly 1 million cubic yards of material from the Baltimore Harbor and Channels navigation project via a $14.1 million contract awarded this past fall. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-17

Army Corps awards contract to complete construction of Northern Ocean County dune project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District awarded a contract late yesterday (Jan. 10) to Weeks Marine Inc. for $92 million to construct a dune and berm project between the Manasquan Inlet and Barnegat Inlet in Ocean County, New Jersey. The total cost of the contract could be $128 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 (NJDEP) and is designed to reduce coastal storm damages. [Read More]
Published: Jan-11-17

Army Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs) necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2017, and replace the existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Jan-06-17

USACE helps exceed the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge

The White House announced Dec. 28 that federal agencies have exceeded its Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) to award $4 billion in energy efficiency contracts by the end of 2016. [Read More]
Published: Dec-30-16

Army Corps New York District Completes Deal N.J. Coastal Project

New York District completed the final initial construction of the beach berm under the Elberon to Loch Arbour reach, N.J. [Read More]
Published: Dec-22-16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comment on Proposed Rule for Use of USACE Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal and Industrial Water Supply

The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), today released and is seeking comment on a proposed rule to update and clarify its policies governing the use of USACE reservoir projects for domestic, municipal and industrial water supply pursuant to Section 6 of the Flood Control Act of 1944, 33 U.S.C. § 708 (Section 6), and the Water Supply Act of 1958, 43 U.S.C. § 390b (WSA). [Read More]
Published: Dec-16-16

Army Corps resumes oyster restoration in Tred Avon River sanctuary

The Baltimore District resumed the construction of oyster reef in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County, Dec. 14, 2016. Eight acres of reef will be restored using aged mixed shell in water depths greater than 9 feet mean lower low water. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-16

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
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