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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

Reedy Point Bridge down to one lane for month of May

PHILADELPHIA (May 5, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced today that traffic on the Reedy Point Bridge will be reduced to one lane to facilitate installation of a suicide prevention fence. [Read More]
Published: May-05-15

Volunteers tackle projects during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

Nearly 400 volunteers descended on Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, Pa. for the 35th annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day. Volunteers worked on a variety of projects, including litter clean-up, nature trail maintenance, erosion control projects, wildlife habitat work and tree planting. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-15

Army Corps to reduce Reedy Point Bridge traffic to one lane

PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2015) –- Traffic on the Reedy Point Bridge will be reduced to one lane beginning the morning of April 1 to enable the replacement of a fence over the bridge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced today. The Army Corps expects the one-lane restriction to remain in effect until approximately May 1. During that period traffic will be controlled by portable traffic signals at each end of the lane that remains open. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-15

Army Corps’ contractor updates schedule for LBI construction

PHILADELPHIA (March 17, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced an update to the construction schedule for the Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project, a joint effort between the Army Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, the Corps’ contractor, will begin dredging and beachfill operations in late-April in the borough of Ship Bottom. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-15

Army Corps employee recognized for coastal work in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

PHILADELPHIA – Monica Chasten, Operations Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, received a national award on Capitol Hill for her efforts to help re-establish coastal navigation and restore degraded marsh in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-15

Army Corps announces schedule change for construction of Long Beach Island dune and berm project

PHILADELPHIA (March 6, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced a scheduling change for the initial construction of the Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project. [Read More]
Published: Mar-06-15

Deputy Commander promoted to Lieutenant Colonel during ceremony at Liberty Bell

Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, was promoted during a ceremony at the Liberty Bell exhibit on Independence Mall on March 4. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-15

Army Corps announces F.E. Walter Dam water release schedule

Philadelphia, Pa. (Feb. 4 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District released the 2015 Flow Management Plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA. The plan, developed in partnership with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, lists dates and release amounts for whitewater and fisheries releases for the 2015 recreation season. [Read More]
Published: Feb-04-15

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States

BROOKLYN, NY - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012. Congress authorized this report in January 2013 in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2). [Read More]
Published: Jan-28-15
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