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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company completed a dredging and habitat creation project near Stone Harbor, N.J. in December of 2018. Work involved dredging a portion of the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company completed a dredging and habitat creation project near Stone Harbor, N.J. in December of 2018. Work involved dredging a portion of the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The Dredge Fullerton, owned and operated by Barnegat Bay Dredging Company, conducts dredging in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Stone Harbor, N.J. as part of a  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. The sediment was placed to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
The Dredge Fullerton, owned and operated by Barnegat Bay Dredging Company, conducts dredging in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Stone Harbor, N.J. as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. The sediment was placed to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company completed a dredging and marsh restoration project near Stone Harbor, N.J in December of 2018. Work involved dredging sediment from the channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Dredging and Marsh Restoration
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company completed a dredging and marsh restoration project near Stone Harbor, N.J in December of 2018. Work involved dredging sediment from the channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway and beneficially using the material to create habitat on marshland owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, loads rock onto a barge as part of the project to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet. The project is a joint effort between USACE and the Port of Philadelphia. The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.
Delaware River Deepening Rock Removal
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, loads rock onto a barge as part of the project to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet. The project is a joint effort between USACE and the Port of Philadelphia. The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, removes rock material from the Delaware River as part of the project to deepen the channel from 40 to 45 feet. The project is a joint effort between USACE and the Port of Philadelphia. The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.
Delaware River Deepening Rock Removal
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, removes rock material from the Delaware River as part of the project to deepen the channel from 40 to 45 feet. The project is a joint effort between USACE and the Port of Philadelphia. The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, loads rock onto a barge as part of the project to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet. The project is a joint effort between USACE and the Port of Philadelphia. The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.
Delaware River Deepening Rock Removal
The mechanical dredge NEW YORK, owned and operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, loads rock onto a barge as part of the project to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet. The project is a joint effort between USACE and the Port of Philadelphia. The deeper channel will provide for more efficient transportation of cargo to and from Delaware River ports.

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 in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May Counties in New Jersey and at Broadkill Beach, 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
Water Quality Reports

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
                       Assunpink Creek                         

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