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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate potential hurricane, coastal storm and flood risk management projects in the communities of Fortescue and Gandys Beach in Downe Township, N.J. The study involves engineering, environmental and economic analyses of various alternatives in order to develop a recommended plan.
Downe Township Flood Risk Management Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate potential hurricane, coastal storm and flood risk management projects in the communities of Fortescue and Gandys Beach in Downe Township, N.J. The study involves engineering, environmental and economic analyses of various alternatives in order to develop a recommended plan.
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
Prompton Dam Student Tour
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
Prompton Dam Student Tour
USACE Philadelphia District Dam & Levee Safety Program Manager Bruce Rogers conducts a tour with students from the Wallenpaupack High School Emergency Responders Club during a dam safety awareness event in May of 2015.
USACE Construction Control Representative Bill Cosenza (right) and NJDEP Inspector Doug Wiley (left) check a screening basket for foreign objects after a dredging cycle. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping sand onto the beach at Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
USACE Construction Control Representative Bill Cosenza (right) and NJDEP Inspector Doug Wiley (left) check a screening basket for foreign objects after a dredging cycle. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping sand onto the beach at Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company rinse a screening basket after pumping sand onto Ocean City as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet coastal storm damage reduction project.
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company rinse a screening basket after pumping sand onto Ocean City as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet coastal storm damage reduction project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with its partners and contractor RC&D Inc. to deepen and widen the channel of the Little Mill Creek in New Castle County, DE. USACE is excavating and removing approximately 30,000 cubic yards of material as part of the project. The project is designed to reduce flooding.
Little Mill Creek Flood Risk Management
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with its partners and contractor RC&D Inc. to deepen and widen the channel of the Little Mill Creek in New Castle County, DE. USACE is excavating and removing approximately 30,000 cubic yards of material as part of the project. The project is designed to reduce flooding.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder spoke during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Long Beach Island Construction Kickoff
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder spoke during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Keith Watson, a Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District answered questions during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Long Beach Island Construction Kickoff
Keith Watson, a Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District answered questions during a May 7 media event with Congressman LoBiondo, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The event kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project, which is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project in May of 2015. The beachfill project is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
Long Beach Island Construction Kickoff
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, local communities, and contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company kicked off construction of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction Project in May of 2015. The beachfill project is designed to reduce damages from future storm events.
USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss joined Congressman Frank LoBiondo, NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, and state and local officials on April 17 to kickoff dredging and beachfill operations in Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project.
Great Egg to Townsends Beachfill Construction
USACE Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss joined Congressman Frank LoBiondo, NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin, and state and local officials on April 17 to kickoff dredging and beachfill operations in Ocean City, N.J. as part of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project.
Volunteers planted seedlings during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day 2015
Volunteers planted seedlings during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
USACE Philadelphia District Chief of Operations Tony DePasquale (right) carries lumber with Assistant Chief of Operations Mike Landis during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day 2015
USACE Philadelphia District Chief of Operations Tony DePasquale (right) carries lumber with Assistant Chief of Operations Mike Landis during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Volunteers work on an bridge replacement project during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day 2015
Volunteers work on an bridge replacement project during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Volunteers work on an bridge replacement project during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day 2015
Volunteers work on an bridge replacement project during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks.
Volunteers work on an erosion control project during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks
Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day 2015
Volunteers work on an erosion control project during Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day in April of 2015. 400 volunteers took part in the annual tradition which encourages the public and organizations to get involved in the stewardship of public lands, waters and parks
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Weeks Marine prepare to begin beachfill construction at Broadkill Beach, Delaware as part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project in March of 2015. The project involves dredging sand from the Delaware River to deepen the river for navigation purposes and placing on the beach to reduce future storm damages.
Broadkill Beach Before Construction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Weeks Marine prepare to begin beachfill construction at Broadkill Beach, Delaware as part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project in March of 2015. The project involves dredging sand from the Delaware River to deepen the river for navigation purposes and placing on the beach to reduce future storm damages.
USACE Project Manager Monica Chasten (middle) discusses dredging and placement operations with USACE Inspector Charlie Yates (left) and Joe Hill (right), owner of Barnegat Bay Dredging Company. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations on a dredging and marsh restoration project along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The demonstration project involves dredging critical shoals from the waterway and restoring ecological habitat.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
USACE Project Manager Monica Chasten (middle) discusses dredging and placement operations with USACE Inspector Charlie Yates (left) and Joe Hill (right), owner of Barnegat Bay Dredging Company. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations on a dredging and marsh restoration project along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The demonstration project involves dredging critical shoals from the waterway and restoring ecological habitat.
Monica Chasten, Operations Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, was honored with the Army Corps of Engineers Award by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) during a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. in February of 2015.  ASBPA bestows the honor to an individual who makes significant contributions to coastal projects.
Chasten ASBPA Award
Monica Chasten, Operations Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, was honored with the Army Corps of Engineers Award by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) during a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. in February of 2015. ASBPA bestows the honor to an individual who makes significant contributions to coastal projects.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection are working on a plan to save the historic East Point Lighthouse by building a beach in front of it.
East Point Lighthouse
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection are working on a plan to save the historic East Point Lighthouse by building a beach in front of it.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014.
Oakwood Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed a 50-foot berm at Oakwood Beach in Salem County, N.J. to reduce the risk of future storm damages. The two mile project involved pumping 350,000 cubic yards of sand from the Delaware River onto the beach. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company served as contractor and completed construction in December of 2014.

Navigation

We maintain more than 550 miles of navigable waterways, including the 40-foot-deep Delaware River federal navigation channel from Philadelphia to the Atlantic. The District operates and maintains the  Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Other navigation projects include the Schuylkill River, Wilmington Harbor, the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, and many coastal harbors and inlets. We also own and operate the Dredge McFarland.

Projects

Delaware River Deepening 
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal 

Coastal Storm Risk Management

We are especially noted for our key role in reducing damages to the New Jersey and Delaware Coasts. We've completed coastal storm risk management projects at Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Brigantine, Atlantic City and Ventnor, Ocean City, Avalon and Stone Harbor, Cape May and Cape May Point in New Jersey, and at Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches, Bethany and South Bethany and Fenwick Island in Delaware.

Projects

Coastal Program
Absecon Island Project
Long Beach Island Project
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet
Great Egg to Townsends Inlet 

Flood Risk Management

The District also protects communities in the Delaware River Basin from flooding while providing water supply and enhancing both water quality and recreation.  We operate 5 earthfill dams in eastern Pennsylvania: Blue Marsh Lake near Reading; Beltzville Lake and Francis E. Walter Dam in the Poconos; and Prompton Lake and Jadwin Dam in the northeastern corner of the state.

Projects

Blue Marsh Lake
F.E. Walter Dam
 Beltzville Dam
Prompton Dam
Jadwin Dam

Feasibility Studies

Our Planning Division partners with project sponsors to conduct feasibility studies. These studies involve comprehensive economic, environmental and engineering analyses. Current investigations include flood risk management studies along the Delaware River basin, coastal and regional sediment management studies in New Jersey; and ecosystem restoration studies. 

Projects

Delaware River Basin Comprehensive Study

Continuing Authorities

The Continuing Authorities Program allows us to respond to a variety of water resource problems without the need to obtain specific congressional authorization for each project. This decreases the amount of time required to budget, develop, and approve a potential project for construction. Project areas include ecosystem restoration, streambank protection, environmental improvements, flood control and navigation.

Projects

Little Mill Creek
Lower Assunpink Creek
Tookany Creek 

Civil Works

The Philadelphia District maintains more than 550 miles of navigable waterways in the Delaware River Valley. We own and maintain the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and the 6 six bridges that cross it. The District nourishes beaches in New Jersey and Delaware to reduce storm damages. We operate 5 dams in eastern Pennslyvania that have prevented millions of dollars in floods damages. We also execute a number of smaller projects under the Continuing Authorities Program.  

Contacts

Operations 215-656-6722

Programs 215-656-6511

Planning 215-656-6541