• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States

    BROOKLYN, NY - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012. Congress authorized this report in January 2013 in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2).
  • Army Corps to hold media webinar to discuss release of North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host on Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. a webinar to discuss with the media the results of a two-year study that evaluated coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in areas of the Northeast that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Army Corps invites comment on Delaware shellfish aquaculture program

    PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District today posted a proposal that would govern aquaculture in the Delaware Inland Bays and invited the public to comment. The proposal would govern regulation of shellfish aquaculture in a region that includes Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, Little Assawoman Bay and Delaware’s portion of the Big Assawoman Bay.
  • Philly District earns Emergency Management accreditation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District earned full accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). The distinction is the result of a comprehensive evaluation of District emergency management programs and activities including planning; resource management; training; exercises, evaluations, and corrective actions; and communications and warning.
  • Army Corps posts final Environmental Assessment for proposed land swap

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District posted the final Environmental Assessment for the proposed land exchange of properties at Artificial Island, Salem County, N.J. for properties in Oldmans Township, Salem County and Logan Township, Gloucester County, N.J. as part of the development of a confined disposal facility
  • Army Corps, state announce change to beachfill schedule for Strathmere

    PHILADELPHIA (JAN 15, 2015) – Reconstruction of the beach on Ludlum Island this spring will begin at the northernmost end of Strathmere after all, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced today.
  • Army Corps awards contract to complete construction of Long Beach Island dune project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract Dec. 5 to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for $128 million to complete the initial construction of the Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project in New Jersey. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Army Corps awards contract for Southern Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle beachfill

    PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2014) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a coastal and storm damage reduction project extending from the southern end of Ocean City to Strathmere and Sea Isle. The project, which entails the construction of a dune and a berm, or beach, in front of each community, is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Feds, state fund Model Mitigation Project for Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority

    In October of 2012, storm surges caused by Hurricane Sandy rose from the waters of Newark Bay and engulfed the 152-acre Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s wastewater treatment facility.
  • Army Corps continues progress on Hurricane Sandy recovery

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to make steady progress on its projects authorized and funded after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012. Together with its federal, state, local and industry partners, the Army Corps' North Atlantic Division, which extends from Virginia to Maine, has completed 66 coastal storm damage risk reduction projects, including repairs on 46 Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures and restoration of 20 engineered beach projects along the coast.