Archive: 2018
  • North Atlantic Division receives new commanding general

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division from out-going commander Maj. Gen. William H. Graham during a ceremony at Fort Hamilton today.
  • Army Corps to draw down reservoir at Blue Marsh Lake

    PHILADELPHIA, PA (JULY 20, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has announced it will draw down the pool level at Blue Marsh Lake in preparation for significant forecasted rainfall. The lake is located on the Tulpehocken Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River, about four miles northwest of Reading, Pa.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2018 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 throughout the early part of the summer has enabled the Army Corps to schedule the first three increments of the plan
  • Army Corps, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation release draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan for input

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore and Norfolk districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), released June 14 the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan and Restoration Roadmap that identifies 3,840 candidate aquatic ecosystem restoration, enhancement and conservation projects for implementation throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
  • USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.
  • District celebrates completion of Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District joined elected officials and partners on May 25, 2018 to celebrate the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City. The project – one of the more complex construction efforts undertaken by the District in recent years – involved building two separate seawall structures along approximately 1700 feet of the inlet and rebuilding the historic boardwalk.
  • Army Corps to resume repair work on Reedy Point Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will be resuming joint repair work on the Reedy Point Bridge. Work will begin in early May 2018 and is expected to last through mid-June 2018.
  • Army Corps hosts Engineering with Nature workshop in Delaware

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the non-profit Delaware Center for the Inland Bays co-hosted an Engineering with Nature (EWN) workshop April 10-12 in Delaware.
  • Army Corps to host annual Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day

    LEESPORT, PA – Blue Marsh Lake will be holding its 36th annual “Take Pride in Blue Marsh” volunteer work program on April 21st, 2018. Various projects for the day include: litter pickup, seedling planting, trail work, wildlife habitat improvement, table painting, trail improvements, landscaping and other projects. Friends, family and organizations are invited to join the project staff for a day in the great outdoors.
  • Army Corps to close St. Georges Bridge for repair work

    PHILADELPHIA, PA. (February 23, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the St. Georges Bridge will be closed to all traffic from Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 through January of 2019. The Army Corps and its contractor will be completing repair work of steel beams necessitating the closure.