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The USACE Marine Design Center managed the design and construction of the Wicket Lifter "Keen." The vessel is owned and operated by the USACE Louisville District. The wicket lifter operates by raising or lowering the wickets that comprise the Olmsted Lock and Dam.
USACE Wicket Lifter "Keen"
The USACE Marine Design Center, located in Philadelphia, PA, managed the design and construction of the Wicket Lifter "Keen." The vessel is owned and operated by the USACE Louisville District. The wicket lifter operates by raising or lowering the wickets that comprise the Olmsted Lock and Dam.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor built two sections of a seawall and rebuilt portions of the Atlantic City boardwalk along the Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, N.J. Work was completed in April of 2018 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor built two sections of a seawall and rebuilt portions of the Atlantic City boardwalk along the Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, N.J. Work was completed in April of 2018 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.
USACE Philadelphia District Deputy Commander MAJ Brian Corbin made remarks during a ribboncutting ceremony for the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild on May 25, 2018 in Atlantic City.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
USACE Philadelphia District Deputy Commander MAJ Brian Corbin made remarks during a ribboncutting ceremony for the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild on May 25, 2018 in Atlantic City.
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor J. Fletcher Creamer & Son completed the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk project in April of 2018. Work involved building the seawall along two previously unprotected sections of the Atlantic City shoreline and rebuilding the historic boardwalk behind those two sections.
Absecon Inlet Seawall and Boardwalk Rebuild
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor J. Fletcher Creamer & Son completed the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk project in April of 2018. Work involved building the seawall along two previously unprotected sections of the Atlantic City shoreline and rebuilding the historic boardwalk behind those two sections.
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Marine machinery mechanic and drag tender Ray Bailey prepares to lower a drag arm. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland Marine machinery mechanic and drag tender Ray Bailey prepares to lower a drag arm. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Captain Mitch Tillyard points to a survey of shoaled areas in the shipping channel that the vessel must clear. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland Captain Mitch Tillyard points to a survey of shoaled areas in the shipping channel that the vessel must clear. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
With more than 36 miles of trails, 5,000 acres of land, 1,147 acres of water, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches,  Blue Marsh Lake can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts during all seasons. The project is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.
Blue Marsh Lake in the winter
With more than 36 miles of trails, 5,000 acres of land, 1,147 acres of water, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches, Blue Marsh Lake can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts during all seasons. The project is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.
Blue Marsh Lake, owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District, features more than 36 miles of trails, 5,000 acres of land, 1,147 acres of water, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches the lake can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts (Photo by Christopher Wiederspahn).
Blue Marsh Lake Foliage
Blue Marsh Lake, owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District, features more than 36 miles of trails, 5,000 acres of land, 1,147 acres of water, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches the lake can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts (Photo by Christopher Wiederspahn).
Blue Marsh Lake construction was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979 and has prevented more than $95 million in flood damages. The recreation program at the project attracts almost 900,000 visitors a year.
Blue Marsh Lake
Blue Marsh Lake construction was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979 and has prevented more than $95 million in flood damages. The recreation program at the project attracts almost 900,000 visitors a year.
Beltzville Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has prevented more than $35 million in flood damages. The project is multi-purpose, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational capabilities. Pennsylvania manages the state park on site, which attracts numerous visitors each year.
Beltzville Lake
Beltzville Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has prevented more than $35 million in flood damages. The project is multi-purpose, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational capabilities. Pennsylvania manages the state park on site, which attracts numerous visitors each year.
Beltzville Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has prevented more than $35 million in flood damages. The project is multi-purpose, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational capabilities. Pennsylvania manages the state park on site, which attracts numerous visitors each year.
Beltzville Lake
Beltzville Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has prevented more than $35 million in flood damages. The project is multi-purpose, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational capabilities. Pennsylvania manages the state park on site, which attracts numerous visitors each year.
Beltzville Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has prevented more than $35 million in flood damages. The project is multi-purpose, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational capabilities. Pennsylvania manages the state park on site, which attracts numerous visitors each year.
Beltzville Lake
Beltzville Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1972 and has prevented more than $35 million in flood damages. The project is multi-purpose, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational capabilities. Pennsylvania manages the state park on site, which attracts numerous visitors each year.
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
Francis E. Walter Dam
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
Francis E. Walter Dam
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
Francis E. Walter Dam
The Francis E. Walter Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961 and has prevented more than $220 million in flood damages. It also supports recreation in the Lehigh Valley with planned fishing and whitewater rafting water releases.
The Prompton Dam was constructed in 1960 to reduce flood risks primarily for the communities of Prompton, Pennsylvania, Hawley, Pennsylvania and Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The 1230-foot long and 147-foot high earthen dam was built in response to severe floods on the Lackawaxen River in 1936, 1942 and 1955.
Prompton Dam
The Prompton Dam was constructed in 1960 to reduce flood risks primarily for the communities of Prompton, Pennsylvania, Hawley, Pennsylvania and Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The 1230-foot long and 147-foot high earthen dam was built in response to severe floods on the Lackawaxen River in 1936, 1942 and 1955.
The Prompton Dam was constructed in 1960 to reduce flood risks primarily for the communities of Prompton, Pennsylvania, Hawley, Pennsylvania and Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The 1230-foot long and 147-foot high earthen dam was built in response to severe floods on the Lackawaxen River in 1936, 1942 and 1955.
Prompton Dam
The Prompton Dam was constructed in 1960 to reduce flood risks primarily for the communities of Prompton, Pennsylvania, Hawley, Pennsylvania and Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The 1230-foot long and 147-foot high earthen dam was built in response to severe floods on the Lackawaxen River in 1936, 1942 and 1955.
The General Edgar Jadwin Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1960 and has prevented more than $34 million in flood damages.
General Edgar Jadwin Dam
The General Edgar Jadwin Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1960 and has prevented more than $34 million in flood damages.
The General Edgar Jadwin Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1960 and has prevented more than $34 million in flood damages.
General Edgar Jadwin Dam
The General Edgar Jadwin Dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1960 and has prevented more than $34 million in flood damages.