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  • October

    Army Corps continues Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts

    NEW YORK – It’s been five years since Hurricane Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall near Brigantine, N.J. on Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the New York and New Jersey coasts, the storm killed more than 100 Americans and caused more than $50 billion in damages. Since the storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has supported repair and recovery efforts throughout the northeast.
  • August

    Philadelphia District recognized with Chief of Engineers award for commitment to safety

    PHILADELPHIA (JUNE 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District was recently recognized with the North Atlantic Division Commanding General's Safety Award of Excellence for its ongoing commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. The District is now under consideration for nationwide safety honors.
  • July

    Students study snake population at the Francis E. Walter Dam

    A group of graduate students from East Stroudsburg University partnered with the staff at the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA as part of thesis work on rattlesnakes. The biological research involves measuring, tagging, determining the sex of the snakes and whether the females are gravid. Information gathered at dam will be used in a larger study that will help conservation efforts on the timber rattlesnake throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
  • April

    Northern Area Engineer retires after 41-year career

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is bidding farewell to George Sauls, the Northern Area Engineer who retired after serving for more than 40 years. He was closely involved with numerous civil works projects and mentored many employees throughout his career.
  • January

    The dual benefits of dredging

    For the Delaware River Ports, dredging has always been first and foremost about navigation, and that's not about to change. What is changing is that more and more, dredging's benefits are extending to other areas as well.
  • Philly District remembers former dam operators

    In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District mourned the loss of three former dam operators. Floyd “Jim” Wildrick and Mike Husovich were head dam operators at the Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, PA and Carl Warner was the head dam operator at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, PA. The three men served the United States Army Corps of Engineers for a combined 101 years. All three were also veterans of the U.S. Army.