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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Hurricane Sandy Coastal Projects Performance Evaluation Study

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed and released the findings of the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Projects Performance Evaluation Study that was conducted in accordance with the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2, or often referred to as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill). USACE was directed by Chapter 4 of Public Law 113-2 to evaluate the performance of existing USACE coastal projects impacted by Hurricane Sandy, with the purpose of determining their effectiveness and recommending improvements thereto. [Read More]
Published: Dec-19-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces closure of all Regulatory Offices due to federal government shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District today announced it will close its Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP) or regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the offices reopen. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-13

Army Corps to hold public comment meeting for F.E. Walter Dam recreation plan

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a meeting to review the 2013 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan and solicit feedback for next year’s plan. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Holiday Inn Express in White Haven, Pa. (intersection of Rt 940 and Northeast Extension of the Pa Turnpike). [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-13

Army Corps to hold final water releases of season from Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has announced the Francis E. Walter Dam has enough water storage for a final addition to the 2013 recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions throughout the summer have allowed the Corps to add the 10th and final increment of the plan. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-13

Army Corps updates water release plans at Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. [Read More]
Published: Aug-12-13

Army Corps adds to water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions throughout the summer have allowed the Corps to add the 5th, 6th, and 7th increments of the plan. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions in the spring and summer have allowed the Corps to add the first four increments of the plan [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-13

Blue Marsh Lake rangers remind visitors to play it safe

The Fourth of July week is upon us and the staff at Blue Marsh Lake is encouraging visitors to have fun, stay safe, and make it home alive. The week of the Fourth of July is the busiest week of the year at the project site, where people enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking and more. While outdoor recreation is fun and healthy, we urge visitors to plan for the unexpected and think about these three safety tips this Fourth of July week. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-13

Army Corps to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects in Northeast

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the Corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The bulk of the sand, roughly 23 million cubic yards, will be placed in New York and New Jersey, but sand will also be used to restore previously constructed projects in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-13

Army Corps to host Emergency Response exercise in Philadelphia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a national emergency response exercise at Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia from June 11-14. The ‘Northeast Express’ exercise will simulate USACE response activities to a Category 3 hurricane affecting the Delaware Bay area. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-13
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