Corps Engineers News

Dredging work to deepen channel finished on Snake and Clearwater rivers

LEWISTON, Idaho –  Dredging work in the Snake and Clearwater rivers near the Idaho and Washington state border to aid barge traffic is finished.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells the Lewiston Tribune (http://bit.ly/1C4x0MH) that work wrapped up Thursday, a few days ahead of schedule."Navigation on the lower Snake River is now safer," said Lt. Col.

Coast Guard announces salvage plan for sunken barge in Fort Pierce Inlet - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: New

Coast Guard announces salvage plan for sunken barge in Fort Pierce InletStory by CBS12 News Web teamFORT PIERCE INLET (CBS12) -- The Coast Guard announced a three-point plan to salvage a 100 foot barge that broke apart and sank to the bottom of the Fort Pierce Inlet.Authorities say the plan to recover the barge and re-open…

Bigger Ships or Coral Reefs?

Outside Miami's Biscayne Bay, coral reefs that were once a vivid rainbow have been turned a barren gray, choked in sediment, by a dredging operation run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Port of Miami is dredging its shipping channel in the hope of luring the mammoth cargo ships that will sail through the widened Panama Canal when that work is finished in 2016.

Orange Beach welcomes dredging project at Perdido Pass

Orange Beach, a city known for its charter boats and recreational fishing, received some good news about Perdido Pass this month.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin dredging the city's lone access to the Gulf of Mexico. Once all the equipment is in place, the project at Perdido Pass is expected to wrap up within four weeks.The City Council credited U.S. Sen.

Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a study for public comment that suggests expanding the Port of Nome as a first step in improving…

Company Presses Forward on Plans to Ship Fracking Wastewater via Barge in Ohio River, Drawing Object

A major dispute is brewing over transporting wastewater from shale gas wells by barge in the Ohio River, the source of drinking water for millions of Americans.On January 26, GreenHunter Water announced that it had been granted approval by the U.S. Coast Guard to haul tens of thousands of barrels from its shipping terminal and 70…

NTMWD to begin dredging of Lavon Lake

Exposed lake beds once covered with water crack under the sun as the shoreline retreats farther from where its former position. With an extended drought leaving a noticeable effect on many of the lakes that supply the nearly 1.6 million residents of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), district planners are…

A Diary of the Planet

Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet(Photo: Courtesy of Earthweek.com)Birds vs. FishTwo sets of conservationists in the western United States are at odds over plans to kill 11,000 double-crested cormorants on Oregons East Sand Island to protect endangered juvenile salmon and steelhead trout from the Columbia River.The Army…
Lake Erie lakefront (above); Brigadier General Richard Kaiser (l) and Lt. Col. Karl Jansen (r). Photos by Brian Bull.

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers: Dredging, But No Dumping, In 2015 / ideastream

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided that it will NOT dump dredged sediments into Lake Erie this year. But as ideastreams Brian Bull reports, the Corps hasnt ruled out 2016. The Corps maintains that its scientists have analyzed its dredging methods, and concluded putting dredged material into the lake is a safe and economical way to dispose of the 225…

Dredging project will mean smooth sailing for fishermen | ind.gmnews.com

Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN — For the seafaring members of the Belford Seafood Cooperative, a dredging project that will deepen channels in two local waterways will mean an end to waiting hours to bring in their catch.“Right now, the boats transit the area only at high tide. When it’s low tide, there is no water,” said Joe Branin…

Red River gets additional dredging funds

Thanks to an incredible effort, the Red River waterway will be dredged to its current depth and kept open around the clock for another year.The recently released 2015 spending plan for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers included an additional $2.4 for operation and maintenance of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway. Thats on…

Despite Promises, Dredging Went Unmonitored

The private company pumping sand onto Mission Beach has not done what it’s promised to prevent debris like rebar and rubber from being dumped on the beach.Manson Construction had pledged Wednesday to ensure that any debris pumped onto the beach would be immediately removed after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the…

State warns that Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing

»  Local NewsBy Derrick DePledgeThe Daily AstorianPublished:February 11, 2015 9:14AMJOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian fileColumbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres gives a presentation about the dangers of building a liquefied natural gas terminal in Warrenton to a group of protesters and local community members at the Warrenton Community Center Jan. 22.

Savannah Harbor Expansion Project now underway

The first phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project began on Thursday. A ceremony was held at Fort Jackson, kicking off the project that's been in the works for nearly 20 years.The first project is to bring up the CSS Georgia Iron Clad that's been at the bottom of the river since 1864. A dive team is working to bring up most of the artifacts first…

Culver wants new port moved downstream

What residents of Ridge Road in Salisbury see now across the river: a forest. But it might become heavy industry if the port is expanded.(Photo: Staff photo by Jeremy Cox)Story HighlightsA new port could house 4-5 tenants and create 600 new jobs, according to a new report.County Executive Bob Culver sides with neighbors…

Obama's budget plan includes $2.8 million for Saginaw River dredging; deepening study

SAGINAW, MI -- The shipping lane running down the Saginaw River will see improvements if Congress approves $2.8 million to dredge the channel as part of President Barack Obama's proposed budget.The allocation is part of Obama's $4 trillion 2016 fiscal year budget released Monday, Feb. 2.Jim Koski, the former Saginaw County public works commissioner…

Marine News January 2015 - Editor's Note

Our annual Ferry and Passenger Vessel edition kicks off the New Year in high gear, even if oil prices aren’t necessarily following suit. As vessel operators – our ferry drivers included – celebrate lower bunker prices, another maritime subset frets over what might happen to the offshore service market if the downturn in crude oil prices continues unabated for a significant length of time.

Funding to complete Delaware River dredging project is on its way | WDDE 91.1 FM

Funding necessary to complete the dredging of the Delaware River on schedule is on its way The Army Corps of Engineers is putting another $62.5 million toward the Delaware River Deepening Project. That, combined with $35 million approved by Congress last year, keeps the dredging of the 100-mile channel between Philadelphia and the Atlantic Ocean on track to be finished by 2017.

Ignored by Obama, Port of Georgetown picks up $2M for dredging

One day after being excluded from President Obama’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, a dredging project at the Port of Georgetown obtained $2 million in federal funding to help deepen the harbor to 27 feet — a depth officials say is crucial to luring more business. The $2 million is coming from a civil works budget overseen by the Army Corps of Engineers for the current fiscal year…

Newcomers Club To Host Program By Park Ranger On Cape Cod Canal

For its February general meeting, the Newcomers Club of Falmouth will host Samantha Gray, who is an interpretive park ranger with the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Cape Cod Canal. The canals history, features, and operation will be explored at the meeting at 9:30 AM on February 12 at the First Congregational Church…