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Floodwalls are a measure under consideration as part of the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management study. The study is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Floodwalls
Floodwalls are a measure under consideration as part of the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management study. The study is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Natural and nature-based features such as living shorelines  are potential solutions under consideration as part of the New Jersey Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The study is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Nature-Based Features
Natural and nature-based features such as living shorelines are potential solutions under consideration as part of the New Jersey Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The study is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are conducting the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management study. Nonstructural measures are under consideration as part of the study. This includes elevating, relocating or floodproofing infrastructure to reduce flood damages.
Nonstructural Measures
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are conducting the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management study. Nonstructural measures are under consideration as part of the study. This includes elevating, relocating or floodproofing infrastructure to reduce flood damages.
Storm surge barriers consist of a series of movable gates that stay open under normal conditions to let navigation and flow pass but are closed when storm surges are predicted to exceed a specific water level. This is one of several measures under consideration as part of the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Storm Surge Barriers
Storm surge barriers consist of a series of movable gates that stay open under normal conditions to let navigation and flow pass but are closed when storm surges are predicted to exceed a specific water level. This is one of several measures under consideration as part of the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
A Contractor installs rebar for the Price Landfill Groundwater Treatment Plant concrete foundation. The USACE Philadelphia
District constructed the facility on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.
Price Landfill Superfund Site
A Contractor installs rebar for the Price Landfill Groundwater Treatment Plant concrete foundation. The USACE Philadelphia District constructed the facility on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.
Contractors unload and set the Fluidized Bed Reactor
tank in place at Price Landfill Groundwater Treatment Plant in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The USACE Philadelphia District constructed the facility on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.
Price Landfill Superfund Site
Contractors unload and set the Fluidized Bed Reactor tank in place at Price Landfill Groundwater Treatment Plant in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The USACE Philadelphia District constructed the facility on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.
Contractors excavate in preparation for the placement of an Oil Water Separator at Price Landfill Groundwater Treatment Plant (Effluent Tank foundation rebar is in the foreground). The USACE Philadelphia District constructed the facility on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.
Price Landfill Superfund Site
Contractors excavate in preparation for the placement of an Oil Water Separator at Price Landfill Groundwater Treatment Plant (Effluent Tank foundation rebar is in the foreground). The USACE Philadelphia District constructed the facility on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.
The USACE Marine Design Center managed the design and construction of the Wicket Lifter "Keen." The vessel is owned and operated by the USACE Louisville District. The wicket lifter operates by raising or lowering the wickets that comprise the Olmsted Lock and Dam.
USACE Wicket Lifter "Keen"
The USACE Marine Design Center, located in Philadelphia, PA, managed the design and construction of the Wicket Lifter "Keen." The vessel is owned and operated by the USACE Louisville District. The wicket lifter operates by raising or lowering the wickets that comprise the Olmsted Lock and Dam.
The New Jersey Back Bays study area includes approximately 950 square miles and nearly 3,400 miles of shoreline. The objective of the study is to investigate problems and solutions to reduce damages from coastal flooding that affects population, critical infrastructure, critical facilities, property, and ecosystems.
New Jersey Back Bays Study Area
The New Jersey Back Bays study area includes approximately 950 square miles and nearly 3,400 miles of shoreline. The objective of the study is to investigate problems and solutions to reduce damages from coastal flooding that affects population, critical infrastructure, critical facilities, property, and ecosystems.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor built two sections of a seawall and rebuilt portions of the Atlantic City boardwalk along the Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, N.J. Work was completed in April of 2018 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor built two sections of a seawall and rebuilt portions of the Atlantic City boardwalk along the Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, N.J. Work was completed in April of 2018 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.
USACE Philadelphia District Deputy Commander MAJ Brian Corbin made remarks during a ribboncutting ceremony for the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild on May 25, 2018 in Atlantic City.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
USACE Philadelphia District Deputy Commander MAJ Brian Corbin made remarks during a ribboncutting ceremony for the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild on May 25, 2018 in Atlantic City.
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
Absecon Inlet Seawall & Boardwalk Ribboncutting
On May 25, 2018, USACE and its partners celebrated the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The project accomplishes two goals - reduces the risk of storm damages for the community and restores access to recreational opportunities along the inlet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor J. Fletcher Creamer & Son completed the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk project in April of 2018. Work involved building the seawall along two previously unprotected sections of the Atlantic City shoreline and rebuilding the historic boardwalk behind those two sections.
Absecon Inlet Seawall and Boardwalk Rebuild
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor J. Fletcher Creamer & Son completed the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk project in April of 2018. Work involved building the seawall along two previously unprotected sections of the Atlantic City shoreline and rebuilding the historic boardwalk behind those two sections.
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Marine machinery mechanic and drag tender Ray Bailey prepares to lower a drag arm. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland Marine machinery mechanic and drag tender Ray Bailey prepares to lower a drag arm. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Captain Mitch Tillyard points to a survey of shoaled areas in the shipping channel that the vessel must clear. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland Captain Mitch Tillyard points to a survey of shoaled areas in the shipping channel that the vessel must clear. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
The Dredge McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.
Dredge McFarland Morehead City 2018
Dredge McFarland 2nd Mate Jim Davidson, left, and 3rd Mate Steve Walls navigate the vessel in the shipping channel during dredging operations in North Carolina. The McFarland, one of four ocean-going hopper dredges owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, conducted urgent dredging in Morehead City, N.C. in March and April of 2018. The McFarland is based out of the USACE Philadelphia District.

Navigation

We maintain more than 550 miles of navigable waterways, including the 40-foot-deep Delaware River federal navigation channel from Philadelphia to the Atlantic. The District operates and maintains the  Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Other navigation projects include the Schuylkill River, Wilmington Harbor, the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, and many coastal harbors and inlets. We also own and operate the Dredge McFarland.

Projects

Delaware River Deepening 
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal 

Coastal Storm Risk Management

We are especially noted for our key role in reducing damages to the New Jersey and Delaware Coasts. We've completed coastal storm risk management projects at Long Beach Island, Brigantine Island, Atlantic City and Ventnor, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Strathmere, Avalon and Stone Harbor, Cape May and Cape May Point in New Jersey, and at Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches, Bethany and South Bethany and Fenwick Island in Delaware.

Projects

Coastal Program
Absecon Island Project
Long Beach Island Project
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet
Great Egg to Townsends Inlet 

Flood Risk Management

The District also protects communities in the Delaware River Basin from flooding while providing water supply and enhancing both water quality and recreation.  We operate 5 earthfill dams in eastern Pennsylvania: Blue Marsh Lake near Reading; Beltzville Lake and Francis E. Walter Dam in the Poconos; and Prompton Lake and Jadwin Dam in the northeastern corner of the state.

Projects

Blue Marsh Lake
F.E. Walter Dam
 Beltzville Dam
Prompton Dam
Jadwin Dam

Feasibility Studies

Our Planning Division partners with project sponsors to conduct feasibility studies. These studies involve comprehensive economic, environmental and engineering analyses. Current investigations include a comprehensive study considering solutions to back bay flooding problems in the state of New Jersey.

Studies

NJ Back Bays Flood Risk Management 

Continuing Authorities

The Continuing Authorities Program allows us to respond to a variety of water resource problems without the need to obtain specific congressional authorization for each project. This decreases the amount of time required to budget, develop, and approve a potential project for construction. Project areas include ecosystem restoration, streambank protection, environmental improvements, flood control and navigation.

Projects

Tookany Creek
                Chelsea Heights               

Civil Works

The Philadelphia District maintains more than 550 miles of navigable waterways in the Delaware River Valley. We own and maintain the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and the 6 six bridges that cross it. The District nourishes beaches in New Jersey and Delaware to reduce storm damages. We operate 5 dams in eastern Pennsylvania that have prevented millions of dollars in floods damages. We also execute a number of smaller projects under the Continuing Authorities Program.  

Contacts

Operations 215-656-6722

Programs 215-656-6511

Planning 215-656-6541