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  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    PHILADELPHIA (Aug 9, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2017 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. Precipitation has enabled the Army Corps to schedule the 8th and 9th increments of the plan.
  • Army Corps awards final contract for Delaware River deepening project

    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Contract No. W912BU-17-C-0020, Upper Reach B, to Norfolk Dredging Company in the amount of $50,273,354.50. This represents the 10th and final dredging contract for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project, deepening the Delaware River federal navigation channel from 40 to 45 feet between Philadelphia and the sea. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and PhilaPort.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    PHILADELPHIA (July 26, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2017 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. Precipitation has enabled the Army Corps to schedule the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th increments of the plan
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    PHILADELPHIA (July 18, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2017 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan.
  • Students study snake population at the Francis E. Walter Dam

    WHITE HAVEN, PA – A group of graduate students from East Stroudsburg University partnered with the staff at the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA as part of thesis work on rattlesnakes. The biological research involves measuring, tagging, determining the sex of the snakes and whether the females are gravid. Information gathered at dam will be used in a larger study that will help conservation efforts on the timber rattlesnake throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Celebrate “Get Outdoors Day” at Blue Marsh Lake

    National Get Outdoors Day at Blue Marsh Lake will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Berks County Parks & Recreation Department will offer a full day of outdoor activities from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area. More than 35 clubs and organizations will be on site to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day and Get Outdoors PA.
  • Philadelphia District recognized for commitment to safety

    PHILADELPHIA (JUNE 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District was recently recognized with the North Atlantic Division Commanding General's Safety Award of Excellence for its ongoing commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. The District is now under consideration for nationwide safety honors.
  • Army Corps to host flood proofing workshops in Ambler

    PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting two public workshops on the use of nonstructural measures for reducing flood risk to residential, commercial and public property. The meetings will be held on June 22 and June 24 at the Daniel Dowling Legion Post in Ambler, PA.
  • President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.”
  • Play it safe while enjoying America's waterways

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.