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  • Army Corps updates status on Chesapeake City Bridge closures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District shared an update on ongoing repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge in Cecil County, Maryland. Work includes repairs of the bridge expansion joints and will require periodic single-lane closures. Single lane closures are currently estimated to take place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. ​No lane closures will take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Work is estimated to continue through late December. 
  • 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.
  • Army Corps updates status on Chesapeake City Bridge closures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District shared an update on ongoing repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge in Cecil County, Maryland. Work includes repairs of the bridge expansion joints and requires periodic single-lane closures.
  • Army Corps awards contract for periodic nourishment of Ocean City beachfill project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, IL for $21.5 million to conduct periodic nourishment of the Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City), NJ project in New Jersey. Work is the result of a partnership between the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Ocean City.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced an update to the 2022 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps is implementing a reduced version of the 5th increment of the recreation plan, which includes fisheries enhancement releases from August 13 through September 2. After discussions with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, water releases will be in the range of the 70-75 cubic feet per second over inflow with a maximum discharge of 300 cubic feet per second.
  • Army Corps reminds Prompton visitors to be aware of potential Harmful Algae Blooms

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Philadelphia District is reminding visitors to Prompton Dam and State Park to be aware of the potential for blue-green algae in the lake and the potential for harmful toxins to be present. Visitors are advised to be alert for harmful algal bloom conditions and to avoid contact with discolored water or scum. Algal blooms occur annually, however environmental and lake conditions during the summer season enable the algal blooms to become potentially harmful.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced an update to the 2022 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan.
  • Army Corps updates lane closure status for Chesapeake City Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District shared an update on ongoing repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge in Cecil County, Maryland. Work includes repairs of the bridge expansion joints and will require periodic single-lane closures.