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July-August 2004

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Corps Issues Unexploded Ordnance Warning

Panama Canal Reconsidering Measurement System

Texas A&M Course Deadline Announced

Dredging Course Deadlines Announced


Beneficial Uses Discussed at GICA Meeting

WEDA Pacific Chapter to Meet in St. Augustine

The Eastern Chapter of the Western Dredging Associations Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the North and South Atlantic Divisions of the Army Corps of Engineers Annual Corps/Industry Regional Dredging Meeting at the Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida.

WEDA Pacific Chapter to Meet in St. Augustine

Norfolk Dredging Company Protests Court Decision

Norfolk Dredging Company Protests Court Decision

On July 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a Court of Claims decision that the Oceans Act of 1992 permitted dredging company Bean Stuyvesant LLC to utilize non-hopper dredges only on a project that also involved the use of the hopper dredge "Stuyvesant", or any other hopper dredge chartered to Bean Stuyvesant and documented before 1992. On July 21, Norfolk Dredging Company filed a Petition En Banc to have the decision overturned.

WRDA 2004 Areas of Concern

. A section-by-section discussion of areas of concern and reasons for concern of the Water Resources Development Act of 2004. Issued by the National Waterways Alliance.

WRDA Bill Contains Problem Items

DCI Seeks Joint Venture Partners

Engler to Head New ASCE Dredging Group

Engler to Head New ASCE Dredging Group

731 Words Dr. Robert M. Engler will chair the new Dredging Operations subcommittee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Coastal, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI). The body was formed by the COPRI Board of Governors at their meeting in Houston in May. The dredging group will be a subcommittee to the COPRI Waterways (WW) Committee.

John Adams Receives Murden Award

John Adams Receives Murden Award

John F. Adams, chief of the Jacksonville District Construction Operations Division was presented with the William R. Murden Lifetime Achievement Award by the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). Kurt Luedtke, president of DCA, presented the award at a reception in Washington D.C. on June 9. The award is for outstanding service in navigation and dredging.

Underfunding on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Amphibious Excavators Working in Louisiana Marsh to Build MRGO Maintenance Material Site

Low ground pressure equipment is necessary when building dredged material placement sites and doing wetland restoration in low-lying areas. Marsh Buggies Inc. is using their amphibious excavators to build 28,000 feet of dikes for a placement site in a marshy area of Louisiana, to be used for maintenance material from the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

Multi-Agency Team Creates Bird Island in Long Island Waterway

In spring of 2004, the New York District, Corps of Engineers completed a bird habitat project on East Inlet Island in Long Island (New York) Intracoastal Waterway that has attracted hundreds of endangered terns, which are nesting on the island.

Soft Terrain Vehicles Used In Dredged Material Sites

Wilco Marsh Buggies LLC has been in business for more than 27 years, manufacturing amphibious hydraulic undercarriages for a wide range of equipment -- primarily hydraulic excavators.

OMB Adds $8 Million To Ouachita '05 Budget Request

April 30 through June 17, 2004

Eighteen dredging contracts awarded in the United States between April 30 and June 17, 2004.

Arkansas Waterway Hearing Right on the Mark

New Fleet Commemorates St. Paul District Employees

New Fleet Commemorates St. Paul District Employees

The St. Paul Districts new dredge and support vessels were named after distinguished District employees. These are their biographies. Article and illustrations courtesy of the St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers.

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