Archive: 2016
  • Army Corps hosts Engineering With Nature workshop in Philadelphia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) co-hosted an Engineering With Nature (EWN) workshop June 7-8 in Philadelphia. A multi-disciplinary team from around the country met to discuss the EWN program and highlight best practices and capture new project ideas.
  • Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines.
  • Army Corps shares Oyster Creek navigation data after completing dredging project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District completed maintenance dredging operations at Oyster Creek channel near Barnegat Inlet this Spring and recently posted updated navigation data for boaters. The government dredge Currituck cleared a shoal from a narrow area between channel markers 37 and 40. The U.S. Coast Guard has since placed two temporary buoys (39A and 41) and moved marker 38A to direct boaters to deeper water in the area.
  • Army Corps observes National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District recognizes National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, which commemorates the 1889 failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pa. The event was our nation’s worst dam failure and resulted in more than 2000 deaths. The USACE Philadelphia District owns and operates five earthfill dams in eastern Pennsylvania, which have prevented nearly $400 million in flood damages since their construction.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages boaters and swimmers to wear life jackets

    Before people head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages all to have life jackets and to wear them. On average, nine out of ten drowning victims at an Army Corps of Engineers lake or river project did not wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.
  • Army Corps to commence repair on Chesapeake City Bridge

    Repair work on the Chesapeake City Bridge MD route 213 will commence June 6, 2016. Corcon Inc., an Ohio firm, has been awarded a $6.8-million contract to sandblast, repair and repaint pedestrian railings and replace safety fencing.
  • Army Corps & Philadelphia Water Department to hold public meeting on proposed Cobbs Creek dam removal

    Philadelphia (April 7, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District will hold a public meeting April 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center in Philadelphia regarding a proposal to partially remove the Woodland Dam in order to restore fish passage upstream. Army Corps and Philadelphia Water Department representatives will be available to answer questions on the plan. The public is invited to comment on the proposal by May 9, 2016.
  • Army Corps to host 35th Annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

    Blue Marsh Lake will host its 35th annual “Take Pride in Blue Marsh” volunteer work program on April 16. The day mobilizes volunteers to assist with a variety of projects, including litter pickup, seedling planting, trail work, wildlife habitat improvement, table painting, trail improvements, landscaping and other projects. Friends, family or organizations are invited to join the project staff for a day in the great outdoors.
  • Army Corps releases draft report on Livingston Manor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District today released a draft feasibility report on the investigation of flood risk management and ecosystem restoration opportunities in Livingston Manor, N.Y. The report recommends widening the Little Beaver Kill in the downtown area near the Main Street Bridge and stabilizing a one-mile stretch of the Little Beaver Kill. That stretch extends upstream from the Main Street Bridge to the old airport property. The study identified these steps as the most feasible approach to reduce frequently recurring flood damages of the community. The community has been subject to this type of periodic flooding for more than a century.
  • Administration’s fiscal 2017 budget includes $123 million for Philadelphia District Civil Works program

    The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to maintain and improve water resources infrastructure, bringing economic and environmental returns to the Nation, while reducing risks to public safety.