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  • Update on mitigation measures in Margate/Absecon Island

    PHILADELPHIA (AUG. 14, 2017) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District posted the below update regarding ongoing temporary mitigation measures in the city of Margate, New Jersey. Work is part of the overall Absecon Island dune and berm project. Army Corps and contractor teams have made significant progress on temporary mitigation measures related to the basin areas between the bulkheads and the newly constructed dune in Margate. These areas were put in place to accommodate Margate's storm water management system; however water did not percolate as anticipated after heavy rainfall events.
  • Statement regarding Margate/Absecon Island project

    PHILADELPHIA (AUG. 10, 2017) - Based on the Aug. 10 2017 decision by Judge Bumb, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District has directed Weeks Marine Inc. to resume beachfill operations in the City of Margate as part of the Absecon Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project. The dredge BE Lindholm is expected to return to work in Margate on or about Aug. 14, 2017. The Army Corps will continue to work with our sponsor, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Margate to assist them with long-term storm water management solutions. During construction, the Army Corps will continue to employ mitigating measures to reduce impacts. The Army Corps team will continue to monitor the basin areas, gather data and analyze short and/or long term alternatives in cooperation with the NJDEP and community.
  • 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.