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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.
Floating Crane 1301 was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center based in Philadelphia, PA. The vessel is operated by the USACE New Orleans District and is certified by the American Bureau of Shipping as an A1 Barge for River Service and intracoastal waterways.
Floating Crane 1301
Floating Crane 1301 was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center based in Philadelphia, PA. The vessel is operated by the USACE New Orleans District and is certified by the American Bureau of Shipping as an A1 Barge for River Service and intracoastal waterways.
The CENWS Debris Barge was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center based in Philadelphia, PA. The vessel is operated by the USACE Seattle District and is certified by the American Bureau of Shipping as an A1 Barge for River Service.
CENWS Debris Barge
The CENWS Debris Barge was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center based in Philadelphia, PA. The vessel is operated by the USACE Seattle District and is certified by the American Bureau of Shipping as an A1 Barge for River Service.
The Woodland Avenue Dam is the first impediment along Cobbs Creek preventing fish passage. Stored sediment behind the dam must be controlled during removal to prevent adverse upstream impacts.
Cobbs Creek Fish Passage
The Woodland Avenue Dam is the first impediment along Cobbs Creek preventing fish passage. Stored sediment behind the dam must be controlled during removal to prevent adverse upstream impacts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated the completion of the daylighting of the Indian Creek as part of the Cobbs Creek Watershed Habitat Restoration during an April 25, 2014 event at Morris Park in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. The project reduces combined sewage overflow and improves public health, water quality, habitat, and enhances the aesthetics of the park.
Indian Creek Daylighting Ceremony
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated the completion of the daylighting of the Indian Creek as part of the Cobbs Creek Watershed Habitat Restoration during an April 25, 2014 event at Morris Park in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. The project reduces combined sewage overflow and improves public health, water quality, habitat, and enhances the aesthetics of the park.

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

Lower Assunpink Creek
Tookany Creek
                Chelsea Heights               

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