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Established in 1866, the Philadelphia District manages water resources of the Delaware River basin; builds facilities for the Army and Air Force; and provides engineering and environmental services for other agencies. We serve more than nine million people across portions of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. But our reach extends around the world with our support to Overseas Contingency Operations.

Most of our approximately 500 employees work out of the home office in the Wanamaker Building across from Philadelphia’s City Hall, with the rest at field locations throughout the District’s 15,000-square-mile geographic area.

Our Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages. The project is the result of a partnership between USACE and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages. The project is the result of a partnership between USACE and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
Dredge McFarland Capt. Karl Van Florcke and Assistant Master Mike Hass led a tour of the vessel for COL William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, during a visit June 30, 2015.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Dredge McFarland Capt. Karl Van Florcke and Assistant Master Mike Hass led a tour of the vessel for COL William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, during a visit June 30, 2015.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division speaks with the officers and crew aboard the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District, during a tour on June 30, 2015.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division speaks with the officers and crew aboard the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District, during a tour on June 30, 2015.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division toured the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District on June 30, 2015.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division toured the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District on June 30, 2015.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate potential hurricane, coastal storm and flood risk management projects in the communities of Fortescue and Gandys Beach in Downe Township, N.J. The study involves engineering, environmental and economic analyses of various alternatives in order to develop a recommended plan.
Downe Township Flood Risk Management Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate potential hurricane, coastal storm and flood risk management projects in the communities of Fortescue and Gandys Beach in Downe Township, N.J. The study involves engineering, environmental and economic analyses of various alternatives in order to develop a recommended plan.
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
Prompton Dam Student Tour
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
Prompton Dam Student Tour
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
USACE Construction Control Representative Bill Cosenza (right) and NJDEP Inspector Doug Wiley (left) check a screening basket for foreign objects after a dredging cycle. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping sand onto the beach at Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
USACE Construction Control Representative Bill Cosenza (right) and NJDEP Inspector Doug Wiley (left) check a screening basket for foreign objects after a dredging cycle. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping sand onto the beach at Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company rinse a screening basket after pumping sand onto Ocean City as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet coastal storm damage reduction project.
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company rinse a screening basket after pumping sand onto Ocean City as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet coastal storm damage reduction project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with its partners and contractor RC&D Inc. to deepen and widen the channel of the Little Mill Creek in New Castle County, DE. USACE is excavating and removing approximately 30,000 cubic yards of material as part of the project. The project is designed to reduce flooding.
Little Mill Creek Flood Risk Management
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with its partners and contractor RC&D Inc. to deepen and widen the channel of the Little Mill Creek in New Castle County, DE. USACE is excavating and removing approximately 30,000 cubic yards of material as part of the project. The project is designed to reduce flooding.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder spoke during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Long Beach Island Construction Kickoff
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder spoke during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project in May of 2015. The beachfill project is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Long Beach Island Construction Kickoff
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project in May of 2015. The beachfill project is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Keith Watson, a Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District answered questions during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Long Beach Island Construction Kickoff
Keith Watson, a Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District answered questions during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss joined Congressman Frank LoBiondo, NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, and state and local officials on April 17 to kickoff dredging and beachfill operations in Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project.
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss joined Congressman Frank LoBiondo, NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, and state and local officials on April 17 to kickoff dredging and beachfill operations in Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Weeks Marine prepare to begin beachfill construction at Broadkill Beach, Delaware as part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project in March of 2015. The project involves dredging sand from the Delaware River to deepen the river for navigation purposes and placing on the beach to reduce future storm damages.
Broadkill Beach Before Construction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Weeks Marine prepare to begin beachfill construction at Broadkill Beach, Delaware as part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project in March of 2015. The project involves dredging sand from the Delaware River to deepen the river for navigation purposes and placing on the beach to reduce future storm damages.
USACE Project Manager Monica Chasten (middle) discusses dredging and placement operations with USACE Inspector Charlie Yates (left) and Joe Hill (right), owner of Barnegat Bay Dredging Company. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations on a dredging and marsh restoration project along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The demonstration project involves dredging critical shoals from the waterway and restoring ecological habitat.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
USACE Project Manager Monica Chasten (middle) discusses dredging and placement operations with USACE Inspector Charlie Yates (left) and Joe Hill (right), owner of Barnegat Bay Dredging Company. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations on a dredging and marsh restoration project along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The demonstration project involves dredging critical shoals from the waterway and restoring ecological habitat.
Monica Chasten, Operations Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, was honored with the Army Corps of Engineers Award by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) during a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. in February of 2015.  ASBPA bestows the honor to an individual who makes significant contributions to coastal projects.
Chasten ASBPA Award
Monica Chasten, Operations Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, was honored with the Army Corps of Engineers Award by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) during a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. in February of 2015. ASBPA bestows the honor to an individual who makes significant contributions to coastal projects.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection are working on a plan to save the historic East Point Lighthouse by building a beach in front of it.
East Point Lighthouse
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection are working on a plan to save the historic East Point Lighthouse by building a beach in front of it.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014
Oakwood Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014.
Oakwood Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014.
The CIC Piraeus transits up the Delaware River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains the federal channel of the Delaware River to enable the transport of cargo from Philadelphia to Trenton.
Philadelphia to Trenton
The CIC Piraeus transits up the Delaware River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains the federal channel of the Delaware River to enable the transport of cargo from Philadelphia to Trenton.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014
Oakwood Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014
USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss discusses beachfill operations with Operations Chief Tony DePasquale at Oakwood Beach, N.J. in December of 2014. USACE and Great Lakes are pumping sand and building a berm system to reduce storm damages to the community. Work was funded by the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill (PL 113-2).
Oakwood Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss discusses beachfill operations with Operations Chief Tony DePasquale at Oakwood Beach, N.J. in December of 2014. USACE and Great Lakes are pumping sand and building a berm system to reduce storm damages to the community. Work was funded by the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill (PL 113-2).

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