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  • Army Corps awards contract for periodic nourishment of Lower Cape May Meadows-Cape May Point project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a contract to Yannuzzi Group of Kinnelon, NJ for $1.1 million to conduct periodic nourishment of the Lower Cape Meadows-Cape May Point project in New Jersey. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Borough of Cape May Point, City of Cape May, Lower Township, the Nature Conservancy, and Cape May Point State Park.
  • Protecting fragile coasts and improving community resilience

    In this episode of the new Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Monica Chasten, a project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District’s Operations Division, discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) and her work and collaboration with other scientists and engineers to advance coastal dredging practices and the beneficial use of dredged material.
  • Army Corps shares details on final recreational water release of season at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the schedule for the final water release of the recreation season for the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA.
  • Army Corps awards contract for periodic nourishment of Bethany, South Bethany beaches

    PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 21, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a contract to Weeks Marine, Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Delaware. Work is the result of a partnership between the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
  • Army Corps seeks public comment on modified permit process for activities in Pennsylvania

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh districts, jointly released for public comment their proposal to issue Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit – 6 (PASPGP-6) Sept. 4, 2020.
  • UPDATE: Army Corps updates road closure status at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the Route 940 entrance to the Francis E. Walter Dam will reopen on Sept. 21, 2020 (delayed from the previously announced date of Sept. 18, 2020). The Bear Creek White Haven Road entrance to the dam will then close to traffic as road repairs shift to that area.
  • Army Corps issues advisory for New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has issued an advisory regarding ongoing dredging along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2020 Francis E. Walter Dam Flow Management 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.
  • Army Corps updates water release schedule at Francis E. Walter Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2020 Francis E. Walter Dam Flow Management 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.
  • Statement on barges/676 Bridge

    On the afternoon of August 4th, high flows along the Schuylkill River dislodged the Crane Barge LEHIGH and two associated hopper barges from their moorings. The barges, which were secured between the Spring Garden Bridge and the Vine Street Expressway/676 Bridge, were pushed up against the Vine Street Expressway/676 Bridge. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) closed the bridge to traffic in both directions. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Atlantic Subsea, Inc. assessed the situation and worked on a plan to resolve the matter in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard and the City of Philadelphia. When water levels subsided on Aug. 6, multiple tugboats were used to move the barges upriver just south of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge. The operation was successfully completed around noon on Aug. 6. PennDOT then reopened the bridge to vehicle traffic in the afternoon. The barges were being used as part of a project to dredge portions of the Schuylkill River above the Fairmount Dam.