Archive: June, 2022
  • Army Corps shares update on construction schedule for Jadwin Dam improvements

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor, Mohawk Valley Materials of Marcy, NY, will soon begin construction on improvements at the General Edgar Jadwin Dam in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Jadwin Dam is located on Dyberry Creek north of the borough of Honesdale in Wayne County. It’s a dry dam with no permanent pool of water behind it. A multi-year risk assessment recommended making improvements to the upstream embankment of the dam to reduce risk. The $4.9 million contract will include the installation of a geosynthetic liner system on part of the upstream slope and crest of the dam.
  • Army Corps to switch traffic pattern on SR-1 Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor are continuing work to replace the concrete deck overlay on the Senator William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge (SR-1) in Delaware. Lane restrictions will be in place periodically over several months. Traffic patterns will be altered on June 10-15.
  • Reflecting on Hurricane Agnes 50 Years Later

    Half a century ago, in late June 1972, one of the most devasting and historic hurricanes the United States had experienced formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Agnes made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 storm. It was downgraded as it traveled north and was a tropical storm when it made another landfall in New York and merged with a non-tropical storm system over Pennsylvania, causing significant and widespread damage throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Rainfall from Agnes caused catastrophic inland flooding, the geographic scale of which had not been seen in decades. Tragically, 128 people lost their lives across eight states, with the states hardest hit being Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Across the eastern United States, more than 362,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes due to the flooding, including 222,000 in Pennsylvania alone.