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November, 2016


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