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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

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
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