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Army Corps & Philadelphia Water Department to hold public meeting on proposed Cobbs Creek dam removal

Philadelphia (April 7, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will hold a public meeting April 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center in Philadelphia regarding a proposal to partially remove the Woodland Dam in order to restore fish passage upstream. Army Corps and Philadelphia Water Department representatives will be available to answer questions on the plan. The public is invited to comment on the proposal by May 9, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Apr-07-16

Army Corps to host 35th Annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

Blue Marsh Lake will host its 35th annual “Take Pride in Blue Marsh” volunteer work program on April 16. The day mobilizes volunteers to assist with a variety of projects, including litter pickup, seedling planting, trail work, wildlife habitat improvement, table painting, trail improvements, landscaping and other projects. Friends, family or organizations are invited to join the project staff for a day in the great outdoors. [Read More]
Published: Apr-06-16

Army Corps releases draft report on Livingston Manor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District today released a draft feasibility report on the investigation of flood risk management and ecosystem restoration opportunities in Livingston Manor, N.Y. The report recommends widening the Little Beaver Kill in the downtown area near the Main Street Bridge and stabilizing a one-mile stretch of the Little Beaver Kill. That stretch extends upstream from the Main Street Bridge to the old airport property. The study identified these steps as the most feasible approach to reduce frequently recurring flood damages of the community. The community has been subject to this type of periodic flooding for more than a century. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-16

Administration’s fiscal 2017 budget includes $123 million for Philadelphia District Civil Works program

The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to maintain and improve water resources infrastructure, bringing economic and environmental returns to the Nation, while reducing risks to public safety. [Read More]
Published: Mar-02-16

Army Corps will maintain pool level at F.E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced it will maintain an elevated pool level and continue storing water at the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA. [Read More]
Published: Feb-26-16

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

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District released the 2016 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 2016 recreation season. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-16

Blue Marsh Lake suspends entrance fee collection

BLUE MARSH LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced that Blue Marsh Lake, located five miles west of Reading, Pa., will no longer collect entrance fees. The decision to suspend the entrance fee program was made based on an analysis that showed revenue generated would not offset the costs associated with collecting the fees. [Read More]
Published: Jan-21-16

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
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