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Newt Marine Services Creating Wildlife Islands in Upper Mississippi River

Newt Marine Services Creating Wildlife Islands in Upper Mississippi River

Newt Marine Services of Dubuque, Iowa, is in the second year of a three-year project to create wildlife habitat in the Upper Mississippi River in Harpers Slough.

June 2016

Corps Performs Lakebed Imaging Study for Erosion Analysis

Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District began a lakebed imaging study to determine changes near the New Buffalo, Michi-gan, area. The Detroit District Hydrology and Hydraulics Office is analyzing the data to under-stand how the sand is moving and why, and what might be done to alleviate problems with erosion. In September 2015, 11 scientists and engineers spent two weeks collecting data to quantify the changes in the amount of sand in the coastal zone.

April-May 2016
EPA Declares End to Hudson River Dredging, Maybe

EPA Declares End to Hudson River Dredging, Maybe

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reopened the door to further dredging in the Hudson River, at least a little bit.

January-February 2016
Corps Studies Contaminated Sediment Treatment with Activated Carbon

Corps Studies Contaminated Sediment Treatment with Activated Carbon

During the 2015 dredging season at Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the Buffalo District launched a study in August to determine if placing activated carbon with contaminated sediment could reduce bioaccumulation at a 50-foot open-water placement site.

November-December 2015
Gator Dredging Wins Another Cape Coral Contract

Gator Dredging Wins Another Cape Coral Contract

The City of Cape Coral, Florida, has again contracted with Gator Dredging to survey some of the city’s canals and create a management plan for dredging.

July-August 2015

Corps Dredge McFarland Responds to Shoaling at Southwest Pass

From the end of March through the end of May, The Dredge McFarland, based out of Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, completed 62 days of urgent dredging at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River 90 miles south of New Orleans.

July-August 2015
Brig. Gen. Kaiser on Future of Corps Dredging on the Great Lakes

Brig. Gen. Kaiser on Future of Corps Dredging on the Great Lakes

Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander, is responsible for long-term planning and oversight of the dredging operations on the Great Lakes, and in late April, he shared with the Buffalo District his thoughts on the challenges, successes and the road forward for dredging the Great Lakes harbors.

June 2015
Sennebogen 870 Material Handlers Work Around the Clock on PCB Remediation Project on the Hudson River

Sennebogen 870 Material Handlers Work Around the Clock on PCB Remediation Project on the Hudson River

Approximately three times a week, for six months of the year, trains depart from upstate New York, en route to one of three EPA-approved long-term disposal facilities. The trains, which are loaded with dewatered, PCB-containing sediments, represent the last leg of a complex environmental dredging project undertaken by General Electric Co. in New York’s Upper Hudson River.

June 2015
Egypt Fisheries Management to Dredge Wetland Lakes

Egypt Fisheries Management to Dredge Wetland Lakes

The General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD) in Egypt took delivery and received training in the operation of two 10-inch Wolverine Class Dredges, designed and manufactured by DSC Dredge at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility.

June 2015
Dredging Resumes in Michigan After Spring Thaw

Dredging Resumes in Michigan After Spring Thaw

By April 20, the ice in the northern reaches of Lake Huron had cleared enough for Luedtke Engineering Company to resume dredging on the Cheboygan River in northern Michigan.

June 2015
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