Archive: September, 2023
  • Army Corps shares details for final water releases of recreation season

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District shared details for the final recreational water releases (also known as the ‘mega release’) from the Francis E. Walter Dam.
  • Army Corps issues advisory regarding upcoming maintenance dredging along NJ Intracoastal Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has issued an advisory regarding upcoming maintenance dredging. The government owned and operated Dredge Merritt will be conducting maintenance dredging of portions of the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway between markers 419 and 427, and between markers 388 and 399 near Stone Harbor, N.J. Work will take place between September 21 and 24 during daylight hours.
  • Army Corps awards contract for Maurice River maintenance dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Barnegat Bay Dredging Company of Harvey Cedars, N.J. for $3.3 million to conduct maintenance dredging of the lower Maurice River in Cumberland County, N.J. The dredged sediment will be beneficially used to support eroded marsh areas within the Heislerville Wildlife Management Area.
  • Army Corps awards contract for Cape May City beachfill project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill. for $16.1 million to complete periodic nourishment of the Cape May Inlet to Lower Township (Cape May City) Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Army Corps partners with Pennsylvania to reduce spread of invasive species at Beltzville Lake

    Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and open to the public since 1972, Beltzville Lake has become a popular recreational spot for swimmers, boaters, and picnickers throughout Carbon County and surrounding areas. One of the Corps’ priorities at this project is safeguarding water quality, and recent samples have shown the presence of hydrilla throughout the lake. Not native to this region, hydrilla is an aquatic invasive species in the form of a plant mass that often attaches to boaters’ anchors. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and other agencies, the Corps has been focused on containing the spread of hydrilla, thus introducing the Invasive Species Portable Washing Station.