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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center managed the construction of the Survey Vessel BEAUVAIS. The vessel was delivered to the USACE New Orleans District in November of 2015.
USACE SURVEY VESSEL BEAUVAIS
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center managed the construction of the Survey Vessel BEAUVAIS. The vessel was delivered to the USACE New Orleans District in November of 2015.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed construction of the Survey Vessel BEAUVAIS. The vessel was delivered to the USACE New Orleans District in November of 2015.
USACE SURVEY VESSEL BEAUVAIS
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed construction of the Survey Vessel BEAUVAIS. The vessel was delivered to the USACE New Orleans District in November of 2015.
The M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the USACE Little Rock District. The USACE Marine Design oversaw construction of the vessel.
M/V Dan Reeves
The M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the USACE Little Rock District. The USACE Marine Design oversaw construction of the vessel.
USACE and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company began rock blasting on the Delaware River in December of 2015. Work is part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project.
Rock Blasting on the Delaware River
USACE and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company began rock blasting on the Delaware River in December of 2015. Work is part of the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District completed dredging and placement operations in November of 2015 at Mordecai Island near Long Beach Island, N.J.  USACE worked with the state and several non-profit organizations to dredge material from the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially use it to restore sections of the marsh. Barnegat Bay Dredging Company served as the contractor.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District completed dredging and placement operations in November of 2015 at Mordecai Island near Long Beach Island, N.J. USACE worked with the state and several non-profit organizations to dredge material from the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially use it to restore sections of the marsh. Barnegat Bay Dredging Company served as the contractor.
USACE, in partnership with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations, is dredging the federal channel of the NJ Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh owned by the state. Work began near Avalon, NJ in November of 2015 and is expect to be completed by February of 2016.
Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
USACE, in partnership with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations, is dredging the federal channel of the NJ Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh owned by the state. Work began near Avalon, NJ in November of 2015 and is expect to be completed by February of 2016.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations, is dredging shoals from the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh owned by the state. Work began near Avalon, NJ in November of 2015 and is expect to be completed by February of 2016.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations, is dredging shoals from the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh owned by the state. Work began near Avalon, NJ in November of 2015 and is expect to be completed by February of 2016.
Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi spoke about the importance of partnership between federal, state, and local governments during an event celebrating the beginning of a dredging and marsh restoration project. USACE, in partnership with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations, is dredging shoals from the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh owned by the state. Work began in November of 2015 and is expect to be completed by February of 2016.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi spoke about the importance of partnership between federal, state, and local governments during an event celebrating the beginning of a dredging and marsh restoration project. USACE, in partnership with the state of New Jersey and several non-profit organizations, is dredging shoals from the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh owned by the state. Work began in November of 2015 and is expect to be completed by February of 2016.
USACE is working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to construct a dune and berm beachfill at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on the Delaware Bay. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is important habitat for wildlife.
Prime Hook Refuge Beachfill
USACE is working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to construct a dune and berm beachfill at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on the Delaware Bay. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is important habitat for wildlife.
USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on behalf of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest.
Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Beachfill
USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on behalf of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest.
USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on behalf of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest.
Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Beachfill
USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on behalf of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest.
Senator Thomas Carper (middle) speaks with USACE and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff during a Nov. 13 tour of the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge beachfill project. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm.
Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Beachfill
Senator Thomas Carper (middle) speaks with USACE and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staff during a Nov. 13 tour of the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge beachfill project. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm.
Elected officials and media toured the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge beachfill project on the Delaware Bay on Nov. 13. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm.
Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Beachfill
Elected officials and media toured the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge beachfill project on the Delaware Bay on Nov. 13. Storms have caused breaches and degraded part of the marsh, which is an important stopover site for migratory birds and provides protected breeding habitat for threatened and endangered species. USACE is dredging more than one million cubic yards of sand from the Delaware Bay and using it to build a dune and berm.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the draft report for the Tookany Creek Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study on November 10, 2015. The public is encouraged to review the draft report and provide any comments.
Tookany Creek Feasibility Study Draft Report
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the draft report for the Tookany Creek Flood Damage Reduction Feasibility Study on November 10, 2015. The public is encouraged to review the draft report and provide any comments.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island
Intracoastal Waterway Dredging at Mordecai Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island
Intracoastal Waterway Dredging at Mordecai Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island
Intracoastal Waterway Dredging at Mordecai Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island.
Intracoastal Waterway Dredging at Mordecai Island
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company conduct dredging operations and marsh restoration at Mordecai Island, NJ in October of 2015. USACE is dredging critical shoals from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore a portion of Mordecai Island marshland. The island serves two important functions within Barnegat Bay: it provides habitat for wildlife and augments overall coastal resiliency for the backbay communities of Long Beach Island.
In the summer of 2014, USACE discovered a historic wreck while repairing a portion of the north jetty of the Barnegat Inlet in New Jersey. USACE then contracted archaeological monitoring and analysis of the discovery.
Barnegat Inlet North Jetty Wreck Discovery
In the summer of 2014, USACE discovered a historic wreck while repairing a portion of the north jetty of the Barnegat Inlet in New Jersey. USACE then contracted archaeological monitoring and analysis of the discovery.
The Marine Design Center, based in Philadelphia, PA, worked to refurbish NASA's long-serving Pegasus craft, which will begin transporting rocket components for next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) between manufacturing, testing and launch locations.
NASA BARGE PEGASUS
The Marine Design Center, based in Philadelphia, PA, worked to refurbish NASA's long-serving Pegasus craft, which will begin transporting rocket components for next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) between manufacturing, testing and launch locations.

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