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  • October

    Blue Marsh Lake named 'best' in Army Corps

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s own Blue Marsh Lake has been named the top recreational area in USACE by Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick.
  • September

    USACE Philadelphia District team inspects Wolf Creek Dam

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. -- Suspended by rappelling cables and ropes 200 feet in the air, Carl Leunig, and Adrian Kollias, civil engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and two civilian contractors, Eddie Page and Chad Dahl, precisely lower themselves along the concrete wall beside large spillway hydraulic radial gates at the Corps' Wolf Creek Dam, in Jamestown, Ky., July 24 to inspect 10 tainter gates for signs of corrosion or structural damage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Special Rope Access Climb Team is one of three specialized inspection teams USACE uses for inspection purposes that travels to a variety of locations offering districts specific support tailored to the project needs. The others are in the San Francisco and Sacramento Districts.
  • August

    Officials commend Army Corps’ efforts to restore Delaware coastline

    Federal, state, and local officials gathered at the north shore of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware on Aug. 5 to witness the dredging, pumping and placing of sand onto a beach that was significantly eroded by Hurricane Sandy. The work at the inlet is one of three contracts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded to help restore the Delaware coast and is part of a larger effort to restore projects across the northeast.
  • July

    USACE and partners hold stream restoration workshop in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Philadelphia Water Department to host a stream restoration workshop July 22-24.
  • Prompton hosts barefoot waterskiing event

    On July 19-20, 2013, the American Barefoot Waterski Club held its Eastern Regional Championship at Prompton Dam for the second straight year. Before last year’s event, Prompton had not hosted a barefoot waterskiing tournament since 1991.
  • June

    USACE holds emergency response exercise in Philadelphia

    More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel descended on Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia June 10-14 to participate in a national emergency response exercise. The exercise, which involved simulating response activities to a category 3 hurricane, was designed to prepare teams and individuals for real events.
  • USACE Inspectors dive under bridges, look for cracks

    A team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers divers inspected two of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's bridges May 30, 2013, here. A licensed inspector has to inspect every bridge on JB MDL, N.J., every four years as Federal Highway Administration law directs. The law makes no exceptions for bridges which reach under water.
  • February

    Philadelphia District employee joins dive team for Okinawa mission

    Four countries, three continents, eight cities and towns and two islands; this hectic schedule is that of the newly formed USACE Forward Response Dive and Survey Team during its 2012 inaugural season. By the end of this year, the team and its members, including Philadelphia District Hydraulic Engineer Steve England, combined to travel more than 50,000 miles during 80 operational day’s flawlessly executing six separate underwater and two survey missions. England, participated in the team’s 20-day September mobilization to Naha Military Port, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Army Corps repairs canal bulkhead with innovative project

    POINT PLEASANT, NJ – When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to repair a dam outlet, marine bulkhead or any other infrastructure submerged in the water, it presents an engineering challenge. The added variable can make repairs more difficult, costly and time-consuming. Ongoing repair work along the Point Pleasant Canal has been just that – a challenge – but through resourcefulness and innovation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and its contractor are nearing completion of work.