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St. Paul District Uses Federal Beneficial Use Program to Study Island Creation in Upper Mississippi

In March 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District released the Draft Feasibility Study Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment for the Pigs Eye Lake project in Ramsey County, Minnesota. For the last two years, under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 204, the Corps has studied the… Read More

Emergency Dredging Approved for Moriches Inlet

Under a request from Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District has approved the emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet which connects Moriches Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The emergency declaration allows for expedited coordination between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service,… Read More

Norfolk Harbor Deepening Project Moves One Step Closer

At the end of January, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the plan outlining the national economic benefits of the Norfolk Harbor deepening. A final review by the Corps is expected in June, and pending a positive outcome of that review, the state has $20 million pending… Read More

Savannah Harbor Project Reaches Halfway Point

At the end of February, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District marked the end of the deepening Savannah Harbor entrance channel. This $134 million leg of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) deepened the entrance channel of the harbor and extended it an additional 7 miles… Read More

Sandscaping: British Translate Dutch ‘Sand Engine’ Coastal Restoration Method

Coastal erosion on the East Coast of the United Kingdom (U.K.) is a well-documented, long-term phenomenon. The normal coastal protection systems of beach replenishment, groynes and seawalls have long been recognized as being insufficient, but the issue at hand was: what could be done instead? Heavy storms in… Read More