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Corps Announces Ten Beneficial Use Projects, Following WRDA 2016, Section 1122

At the end of December 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its selection of 10 pilot projects for the beneficial use of dredged material. The projects are part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Section 1122, which required the Corps to establish the pilot program. Read More

CDMCS Honors Government and Industry in First Safety Awards

From left to right, Don Riley, senior advisor at Dawson Associates, Drue Pearce, deputy administrator at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), William Doyle, CEO and executive director at DCA; Hon. Howard “Skip” Elliott, administrator at the PHMSA; Ed Landgraf, chairman of the Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO);… Read More

CEDA & IADC Publish New Book, “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure”

Dredging is more than simply lifting sediment out of the water and moving it to somewhere else. This was once again obvious on November 19 and 20 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, when a conference was held with the theme, “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure.” The conference marked the launch of the… Read More

Mississippi River Ship Channel Dredging and Wetlands Creation – An Environmental Success Story

There are 6,800 acres of new marshland bordering the Passes of the Mississippi River – land that was created starting in 2011 by a coalition intent on stopping the loss of land in Louisiana at a rate once described as “a football field every hour.” The Mississippi River advocacy group… Read More

Boskalis Uses SediMeter™ to Monitor Sediment and Turbidity for Projects Near Eelgrass Beds

In July, Boskalis began using the SediMeter™ by Lindorm Inc. of Miami on two separate projects. The sediment monitoring system has been deployed at Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, at an LNG terminal construction project and with the City of Amsterdam on a land reclamation… Read More

EPA and the Corps Join Forces to Help States Assume Responsibility of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Program

In August, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a memorandum, taking initial steps to empower states and tribes in assuming Section 404 permit authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The hope being that states can accelerate infrastructure development and streamline the permit process. “This action supports this administration’s… Read More