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2013


Army Corps announces changes to recreation area campground closures

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District will close recreation area campgrounds earlier than originally planned due to the current lack of an appropriations bill. With funds uncertain past October 31, two timelines have been adjusted in order to winterize facilities. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-13

Lynnhaven Inlet dredging contract awarded; material earmarked for beneficial reuse

The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $2 million contract Sept. 28 to maintenance dredge the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Channel in Virginia Beach, Va. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-13

Corps to restart D.C. levee upgrade project at 17th Street

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District is pleased to announce that today Colonial Surety Company has reached an agreement with Akima Construction Services, LLC to complete the construction of the levee closure structure at 17th Street, part of the Washington, D.C. Local Flood Protection Project. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-13

Army Corps' Hurricane Sandy recovery program, emergency essential operations to continue in government shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue its Hurricane Sandy recovery operations during the federal government shutdown created by the lapse in federal funding. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-13

Army Corps awards $18.3 million contract for emergency beach replenishment: Asbury Park to Avon-by-the-Sea

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded an $18.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, to place approximately 1.2 million cubic yards of sand to restore New Jersey beaches from Asbury Park to Avon-by-the-Sea as part of an emergency shore protection project which repairs and restores previously constructed beach erosion control projects throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-13

Corps of Engineers releases Final EIS on Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s South Coast Rail proposal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s South Coast Rail proposal to establish commuter passenger rail service between Boston and the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, Mass. [Read More]
Published: Sep-23-13

Currituck rescues stranded boater from James River

It was just before midnight when the Corps dredge Currituck’s crew, sailing back from a project site on Bennet’s Creek, saw the sky light up. As the dredge chugged toward the Monitor Merrimack Memorial Bridge Tunnel on Sept. 16, a red flare spiraled into the night sky like a fire work off to the west. But this was no fireworks show – it was a signal for help. [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-13

Corps of Engineers celebrates National Public Lands Day, creates habitat

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-13

Army Corps awards $36.9 million contract for Keansburg, N.J. Shore Protection Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $36.9 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge Dock, LLC of Oak Brook, Illinois to place approximately 1.1 million cubic yards of sand at Keansburg, New Jersey as part of an emergency shore protection project affected by Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-13

Corps of Engineers reviews agreement with non-profit partners at Raystown Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District announced today that it has conducted a review of all Cooperative Joint Management (CJM) arrangements (agreements and leases) it has with its non-profit, cooperating associations at Raystown Lake. The Friends of Raystown Lake have been asked to take appropriate actions to cease expenditures of any funds generated by user fees. All operations and maintenance of Raystown Lake at Seven Points and Susquehannock Recreation Areas has reverted back to the Corps of Engineer’s staff at Raystown Lake, effective immediately. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-13
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