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Sea Isle, Strathmere and southern Ocean City to get ‘Re-Pump”

PHILADELPHIA (December 28, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced today that it has renegotiated its contract with the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to permit restoration of beaches in Sea Isle City, Strathmere, and southern Ocean City. Great Lakes had just finished a major beachfill in these communities this fall when a major storm hit and severely eroded the beaches. The Army Corps and its partner in the beachfill project, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, set about finding a way to repair the damage under the existing contract with Great Lakes. [Read More]
Published: Dec-28-15

USACE and partners kickoff dredging and marsh restoration project near Avalon

AVALON, N.J. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its partners celebrated the recent start to dredging and marsh restoration efforts near Avalon, N.J. during a ceremony hosted by the borough on Dec. 11. The project began in late November and involves dredging approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sediment from shoals in the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh land owned by the state. [Read More]
Published: Dec-16-15

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

PHILADELPHIA (October 14, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a meeting to review the 2015 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan and solicit feedback for next year’s plan. [Read More]
Published: Oct-14-15

Army Corps to increase flow for final recreational water releases of season

PHILADELPHIA (October 7, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has updated the 2015 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan with an increase to flow for the final recreational water releases of the season. Due to the accumulation of additional water, USACE will release 4000 cubic feet per second of water on Saturday, Oct. 10 and 3000 cubic feet per second of water on Sunday, Oct. 11. Both releases will be made from 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as normal. A release of 400 cubic feet per second of water will be made on Friday and Monday as originally planned. The original plan called for releases of 1700 cubic feet per second on Saturday and 1000 cubic feet per second on Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Oct-07-15

Army Corps to make additional recreational water releases from Francis E. Walter Dam

PHILADELPHIA (September 9, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has updated the 2015 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation throughout the season has enabled the Army Corps to add the final increments of the plan, which include fisheries enhancement releases from Sept. 26-Oct. 8 and a final water release weekend starting on Friday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 12. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-15

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

PHILADELPHIA (August 17, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has updated the schedule for the 2015 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan with a correction. On Aug. 7, the Army Corps posted a news release with several incorrect dates for additional whitewater and fisheries releases, which were added because enough water storage has accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation throughout the early part of the summer has enabled the Army Corps to add the first eight increments of the plan, which includes 4 additional whitewater releases and fisheries enhancement water releases from July 25-Oct. 8. [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-15

Army Corps releases draft report for flood risk management study; Public meeting to be held July 29 in Lambertville

PHILADELPHIA (July 24, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a draft report for a flood risk management feasibility study and are accepting public comments on the proposal. USACE and NJDEP will host a public workshop on July 29 from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Lambertville Justice Center at 25 S. Union Street to discuss the recommended plan detailed in the report. [Read More]
Published: Jul-24-15

Army Corps releases draft report for flood risk management study; Public meeting to be held Aug 13 in Gibbstown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a draft report for a flood risk management feasibility study and are now accepting public comments on the proposal. USACE and NJDEP will host a public workshop on August 13th from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Greenwich Township Library at 411 Swedesboro Rd to discuss the recommended plan detailed in the report. [Read More]
Published: Jul-24-15

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

PHILADELPHIA (July 20, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2015 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation throughout the early part of the summer has enabled the Army Corps to add the first five increments of the plan, which includes 4 additional whitewater releases and fisheries enhancement water releases from July 25-Sept 11. [Read More]
Published: Jul-20-15

Army Corps hosts students at dam in Northeastern PA

PROMPTON, PA (MAY 27, 2015) – High school students learned firsthand the importance of dam safety and emergency response practices during a visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Prompton Dam in Northeastern Pennsylvania on May 27. The students are members of the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club. The group participated in a tour and mock tabletop exercise simulating a flood event at the dam. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-15
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