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

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions throughout the summer have allowed the Corps to add the 5th, 6th, and 7th increments of the plan.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions in the spring and summer have allowed the Corps to add the first four increments of the plan
  • Blue Marsh Lake rangers remind visitors to play it safe

    The Fourth of July week is upon us and the staff at Blue Marsh Lake is encouraging visitors to have fun, stay safe, and make it home alive. The week of the Fourth of July is the busiest week of the year at the project site, where people enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking and more. While outdoor recreation is fun and healthy, we urge visitors to plan for the unexpected and think about these three safety tips this Fourth of July week.
  • Army Corps to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects in Northeast

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the Corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The bulk of the sand, roughly 23 million cubic yards, will be placed in New York and New Jersey, but sand will also be used to restore previously constructed projects in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
  • Army Corps to host Emergency Response exercise in Philadelphia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a national emergency response exercise at Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia from June 11-14. The ‘Northeast Express’ exercise will simulate USACE response activities to a Category 3 hurricane affecting the Delaware Bay area.
  • Corps of Engineers begins post-Sandy comprehensive study of North Atlantic coast

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. – As directed by Congress with the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study May 28 to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast.
  • Summit Bridge to close one lane each way March 11

    Philadelphia, Pa. (March 8, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District will close one lane of traffic each way on the Summit Bridge beginning Monday Mar. 11 at 9 a.m.
  • Work to resume on Reedy Point Bridge Feb. 25

    Inspection and construction activity will resume on the Reedy Point Bridge Monday, Feb. 25, necessitating the closure of one lane of traffic. Traffic flow will be regulated during that time with temporary traffic signals. Workers will close one lane of traffic by 7 a.m. on Feb. 25 and begin preparing the bridge for sandblasting and painting. Painting will resume once the weather has turned consistently warmer. Work is expected to continue throughout the Spring.
  • Army Corps to begin repairing Rehoboth Beach outfall pipes

    Philadelphia, Pa. (Feb. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor will begin repairing and extending outfall pipes at Rehoboth Beach, DE later this month. Work consists of extending three outfall pipes at Laurel Street, Delaware Avenue and Rehoboth Avenue. The pipes drain storm water into the ocean. Extending the pipes will enable USACE and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to complete future beachfill projects without the risk of partially clogging the outfall pipes.
  • USGS identifies problems with Pearce Creek disposal facility

    A study commissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has identified problems with the groundwater in the vicinity of the Pearce Creek Confined Disposal Facility, a site the Corps seeks to utilize for maintenance dredge sediment from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal southern approach channels.