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  • 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.