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  • Army Corps to host public meeting on upcoming Indian River Inlet repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a public meeting regarding upcoming repairs and construction at the Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, Delaware. The meeting will be held April 12 from 11:00-12:30 at the Hyatt Dewey Place (1301 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971). The meeting will focus on upcoming repair work of a bulkhead along the north shoreline and sand tightening work along the south jetty. USACE has awarded a contract for this work to Agate Construction Co., Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Work is estimated to begin later in the month.
  • 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 contractor to begin repairs at mouth of Point Pleasant Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced bulkhead repair work will begin this month at the mouth of the Point Pleasant Canal in Ocean County, N.J.
  • 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 shares details for final water releases of recreation season

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District shared details for the final recreational water releases (also known as the ‘mega release’) from the Francis E. Walter Dam.
  • Army Corps issues advisory regarding upcoming maintenance dredging along NJ Intracoastal Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has issued an advisory regarding upcoming maintenance dredging. The government owned and operated Dredge Merritt will be conducting maintenance dredging of portions of the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway between markers 419 and 427, and between markers 388 and 399 near Stone Harbor, N.J. Work will take place between September 21 and 24 during daylight hours.
  • 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 partners with Pennsylvania to reduce spread of invasive species at Beltzville Lake

    Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and open to the public since 1972, Beltzville Lake has become a popular recreational spot for swimmers, boaters, and picnickers throughout Carbon County and surrounding areas. One of the Corps’ priorities at this project is safeguarding water quality, and recent samples have shown the presence of hydrilla throughout the lake. Not native to this region, hydrilla is an aquatic invasive species in the form of a plant mass that often attaches to boaters’ anchors. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and other agencies, the Corps has been focused on containing the spread of hydrilla, thus introducing the Invasive Species Portable Washing Station.
  • 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 updates recreational water release schedule for Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2023 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan. The Army Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be scheduled if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Currently, there is enough water storage to schedule the 11th and 12th increments of the plan.