US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2019 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation throughout the summer has enabled the Army Corps to schedule multiple increments of the plan.
  • UPDATE: swimming area reopened at Blue Marsh Lake

    Swimming at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake was re-opened on Aug. 6, 2019. The Swimming Area was restricted due to high bacteria levels. Water tests were conducted daily until the levels returned to a safe level for public use.
  • Army Corps awards contract for Cape May City beachfill project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill. for $7.6 million to complete periodic nourishment of the Cape May Inlet to Lower Township (Cape May City) Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2019 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Precipitation throughout the early part of the summer has enabled the Army Corps to schedule the first five increments of the plan.
  • Blue Marsh Lake Algae Advisory

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is asking Blue Marsh Lake visitors to be aware of the potential for harmful algae at the lake.
  • Philadelphia District holds Change of Command Ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in new leadership as Lt. Col. David C. Park assumed command of the organization from Lt. Col. Kristen N. Dahle during a July 12th ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Park became the 60th commander in the District's 153 year history. 
  • Army Corps to host public meetings for Nassau County Back Bays study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County, are hosting public meetings regarding the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management study on June 12 in the Village of Freeport, NY and on June 27 in the City of Long Beach, NY.
  • Blue Marsh Lake Rangers share water safety message

    Before you head out this Memorial Day weekend for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Blue Marsh Lake encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Army Corps and DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation restrict access to section of Indian River Inlet bulkhead

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Parks & Recreation have restricted access to a 120-foot section of bulkhead at the Indian River Inlet within the Delaware Seashore State Park. The sidewalk and adjacent capstones in the inlet have experienced significant erosion, creating the need to close off access to the section for safety reasons. 
  • Army Corps postpones St. Georges Bridge repair work

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has postponed St. Georges Bridge repair work due to inclement weather forecasted for the week of April 29. Work is now tentatively scheduled to be conducted from Monday May 6 through Saturday May 11 during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.