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  • USACE to host open house to share info on Draft Blue Marsh Lake Master Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host an open house on Feb. 29, 2024, to share details on a draft revision of the Blue Marsh Lake Master Plan. The open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Berks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533.
  • Army Corps shares update on Indian River Inlet repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Agate Construction Co., Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. for $5.3 million to repair a portion of bulkhead and to sand-tighten a portion of the south jetty at Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, DE. Work is anticipated to begin in Spring 2024.
  • Army Corps to co-host Delaware County open house for Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will co-host an open house/public meeting on November 9, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. at Academy Park High School located at 300 Calcon Hook Rd, Sharon Hill, PA 19079, regarding the ongoing Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study.
  • Army Corps awards contract for Maurice River maintenance dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Barnegat Bay Dredging Company of Harvey Cedars, N.J. for $3.3 million to conduct maintenance dredging of the lower Maurice River in Cumberland County, N.J. The dredged sediment will be beneficially used to support eroded marsh areas within the Heislerville Wildlife Management Area.
  • Army Corps releases draft report for Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the release of a draft report for the Eastwick Flood Risk Management Study. The draft report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan,’ which includes an approximately 1400-foot levee along the left bank of Cobbs Creek within the Eastwick Regional Park and Clearview Landfill. The levee plan is designed to reduce the risk of flood damages to homes, property, and public infrastructure.
  • Army Corps awards contract for design and construction of new dredge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, FL, a contract worth $256.9 million for the design and construction of a Medium Class Hopper Dredge (MCHD) to replace the Dredge McFARLAND of the Corps’ Philadelphia District. The Dredge McFARLAND is one of four oceangoing hopper dredges owned and operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Army Corps updates Francis E. Walter Dam water release schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2023 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan.
  • Army Corps Philly District conducts Changes of Command ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in new leadership as Lt. Col. Jeffrey Beeman assumed command of the organization from Lt. Col. Ramon Brigantti during a July 7th ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room in Center City Philadelphia. Beeman became the 62nd commander in the District's 157-year history. 
  • Army Corps shares update on schedule for beach nourishment along Delaware Coast

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District shared an update on the construction schedule for ongoing dune and beach nourishment work along the Delaware coast. USACE’s contractor, Weeks Marine, Inc., is mobilizing a third hopper dredge to the site, which will significantly impact the schedule with construction beginning earlier than anticipated in several communities.
  • Blue Marsh Lake Shoreline Projects to Begin with Temporary Closures within Day Use Area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Blue Marsh Lake, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Berks County Conservation District have partnered together to restore multiple sections of degraded shoreline, improve shoreline fishing opportunities, and install a variety of in-water habitat structures throughout the next year.