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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun demolition work along the Absecon Inlet in the northern end of Atlantic City. USACE and its contractor are building sections of a seawall and rebuilding a part of the boardwalk in partnership with the state and city.
Before Photos of Absecon Inlet
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun demolition work along the Absecon Inlet in the northern end of Atlantic City. USACE and its contractor are building sections of a seawall and rebuilding a part of the boardwalk in partnership with the state and city.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun demolition work along the Absecon Inlet in the northern end of Atlantic City. USACE and its contractor are building sections of a seawall and rebuilding a part of the boardwalk in partnership with the state and city.
Before Photos of Absecon Inlet
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun demolition work along the Absecon Inlet in the northern end of Atlantic City. USACE and its contractor are building sections of a seawall and rebuilding a part of the boardwalk in partnership with the state and city.
An aerial photo shows the results of a marsh restoration demo project. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District partnered with state, local, and non-profit organizations to beneficially use dredged material to restore degraded marsh and create habitat on land owned and managed by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Marsh Restoration
An aerial photo shows the results of a marsh restoration demo project. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District partnered with state, local, and non-profit organizations to beneficially use dredged material to restore degraded marsh and create habitat on land owned and managed by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
An aerial photo shows the results of a marsh restoration demo project. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District partnered with state, local, and non-profit organizations to beneficially use dredged material to restore degraded marsh and create habitat on land owned and managed by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
An aerial photo shows the results of a marsh restoration demo project. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District partnered with state, local, and non-profit organizations to beneficially use dredged material to restore degraded marsh and create habitat on land owned and managed by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
An aerial photo shows the results of a marsh restoration demo project. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District partnered with state, local, and non-profit organizations to beneficially use dredged material to restore degraded marsh and create habitat on land owned and managed by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
An aerial photo shows the results of a marsh restoration demo project. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District partnered with state, local, and non-profit organizations to beneficially use dredged material to restore degraded marsh and create habitat on land owned and managed by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.
Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.
Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.
Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division toured the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District on June 30, 2015.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division toured the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District on June 30, 2015.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division speaks with the officers and crew aboard the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District, during a tour on June 30, 2015.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division speaks with the officers and crew aboard the McFarland, a deep draft hopper dredge owned and operated by the USACE Philadelphia District, during a tour on June 30, 2015.
Dredge McFarland Capt. Karl Van Florcke and Assistant Master Mike Hass led a tour of the vessel for COL William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, during a visit June 30, 2015.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Dredge McFarland Capt. Karl Van Florcke and Assistant Master Mike Hass led a tour of the vessel for COL William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, during a visit June 30, 2015.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
COL GRAHAM VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT
Col. William H. Graham, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, is briefed by USACE Philadelphia District Project Manager Keith Watson, during a tour of the Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction project on July 1, 2015. Work is designed to reduce future storm damages along the barrier island.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages. The project is the result of a partnership between USACE and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Long Beach Island Storm Damage Reduction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J. The Dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance. Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages. The project is the result of a partnership between USACE and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
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.
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.
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 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.

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