• 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.
  • Army Corps to conduct repairs on St. Georges Bridge; bridge to remain closed to traffic for 18 months

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced a major repair project will commence in early April at the St. Georges Bridge along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in New Castle County, Delaware. During construction, the bridge will remain closed to all traffic for approximately 18 months.
  • Army Corps and Delaware sign cost-sharing agreement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District has signed a feasibility cost sharing agreement with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to initiate a new study for the Delaware Inland Bays.
  • Blue Marsh Lake presents national Corps award to Berks Area Mountain Biking Association

    On October 27, 2022 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Philadelphia District presented the Corps Excellence in Partnerships Award to Berks Area Mountain Biking Association (BAMBA) for their exemplary partnership work benefitting Blue Marsh Lake.
  • Army Corps shares 2023 plan for Francis E. Walter Dam recreational water releases

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District shared the 2023 Recreation Plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. The plan specifies dates and actions associated with whitewater and fishing releases from the dam from late March to early October of 2023. USACE coordinates the plan with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
  • Army Corps’ Philly District to depart Wanamaker Building offices

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will soon fully depart its headquarters offices at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. The General Services Administration Mid-Atlantic Region awarded a contract to lease new office space for the USACE Philadelphia District at 1650 Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia.
  • Reflecting on Hurricane Agnes 50 Years Later

    Half a century ago, in late June 1972, one of the most devasting and historic hurricanes the United States had experienced formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Agnes made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 storm. It was downgraded as it traveled north and was a tropical storm when it made another landfall in New York and merged with a non-tropical storm system over Pennsylvania, causing significant and widespread damage throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Rainfall from Agnes caused catastrophic inland flooding, the geographic scale of which had not been seen in decades. Tragically, 128 people lost their lives across eight states, with the states hardest hit being Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Across the eastern United States, more than 362,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes due to the flooding, including 222,000 in Pennsylvania alone.
  • USACE senior leaders visit Philadelphia District

    Mr. Jaime Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Maj. Gen. Butch Graham, USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, visited Philadelphia District projects and met with partners in Delaware and Maryland on June 15-16, 2021.
  • Army Corps seeks public comment on modified permit process for activities in Pennsylvania

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh districts, jointly released for public comment their proposal to issue Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit – 6 (PASPGP-6) Sept. 4, 2020.