Archive: December, 2015
  • Sea Isle, Strathmere and southern Ocean City to get ‘Re-Pump”

    PHILADELPHIA (December 28, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced today that it has renegotiated its contract with the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to permit restoration of beaches in Sea Isle City, Strathmere, and southern Ocean City. Great Lakes had just finished a major beachfill in these communities this fall when a major storm hit and severely eroded the beaches. The Army Corps and its partner in the beachfill project, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, set about finding a way to repair the damage under the existing contract with Great Lakes.
  • USACE and partners kickoff dredging and marsh restoration project near Avalon

    AVALON, N.J. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its partners celebrated the recent start to dredging and marsh restoration efforts near Avalon, N.J. during a ceremony hosted by the borough on Dec. 11. The project began in late November and involves dredging approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sediment from shoals in the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and using the material to restore degraded marsh land owned by the state.