US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

  • Army Corps observes National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District recognizes National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, which commemorates the 1889 failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pa. The event was our nation’s worst dam failure and resulted in more than 2000 deaths. The USACE Philadelphia District owns and operates five earthfill dams in eastern Pennsylvania, which have prevented nearly $400 million in flood damages since their construction.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages boaters and swimmers to wear life jackets

    Before people head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages all to have life jackets and to wear them. On average, nine out of ten drowning victims at an Army Corps of Engineers lake or river project did not wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.
  • Army Corps to commence repair on Chesapeake City Bridge

    Repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge MD route 213 will commence June 6, 2016. Corcon Inc., an Ohio firm, has been awarded a $6.8-million contract to sandblast, repair and repaint pedestrian railings and replace safety fencing.
  • Army Corps & Philadelphia Water Department to hold public meeting on proposed Cobbs Creek dam removal

    Philadelphia (April 7, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will hold a public meeting April 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center in Philadelphia regarding a proposal to partially remove the Woodland Dam in order to restore fish passage upstream. Army Corps and Philadelphia Water Department representatives will be available to answer questions on the plan. The public is invited to comment on the proposal by May 9, 2016.
  • Army Corps to host 35th Annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

    Blue Marsh Lake will host its 35th annual “Take Pride in Blue Marsh” volunteer work program on April 16. The day mobilizes volunteers to assist with a variety of projects, including litter pickup, seedling planting, trail work, wildlife habitat improvement, table painting, trail improvements, landscaping and other projects. Friends, family or organizations are invited to join the project staff for a day in the great outdoors.
  • Army Corps releases draft report on Livingston Manor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District today released a draft feasibility report on the investigation of flood risk management and ecosystem restoration opportunities in Livingston Manor, N.Y. The report recommends widening the Little Beaver Kill in the downtown area near the Main Street Bridge and stabilizing a one-mile stretch of the Little Beaver Kill. That stretch extends upstream from the Main Street Bridge to the old airport property. The study identified these steps as the most feasible approach to reduce frequently recurring flood damages of the community. The community has been subject to this type of periodic flooding for more than a century.
  • Administration’s fiscal 2017 budget includes $123 million for Philadelphia District Civil Works program

    The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to maintain and improve water resources infrastructure, bringing economic and environmental returns to the Nation, while reducing risks to public safety.
  • Army Corps will maintain pool level at F.E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced it will maintain an elevated pool level and continue storing water at the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA.
  • Army Corps announces F.E. Walter Dam water release schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District released the 2016 Flow Management Plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA. The plan, developed in partnership with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, lists dates and release amounts for whitewater and fisheries releases for the 2016 recreation season.
  • Blue Marsh Lake suspends entrance fee collection

    BLUE MARSH LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced that Blue Marsh Lake, located five miles west of Reading, Pa., will no longer collect entrance fees. The decision to suspend the entrance fee program was made based on an analysis that showed revenue generated would not offset the costs associated with collecting the fees.