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Public Meeting on Dredged Material Management in Winona, Minnesota

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District is hosting a public meeting on January 31 to gather public input into its planning efforts to manage Mississippi River dredged material in Winona, Minnesota. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winona County History Center,… Read More

Corps Awards Contract for Dredging Atchafalaya River Bar Channel South of Morgan City

On October 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a single award task order contract to Alaska-based Brice Civil Constructors Inc. to dredge the last 12 miles of the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel south of the Port of Morgan City. The announcement marks a significant milestone for the port,… Read More

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

WRDA Is Signed Into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law on October 23. The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. The bipartisan… Read More

Reevaluation Report and EIS Released for Deepening Mobile Harbor Channel

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District has released the draft Mobile Harbor, Mobile, Alabama Integrated General Reevaluation Report with Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GRR/SEIS) for a 45-day public comment period. In June 2014, the Alabama State Port Authority requested the Corps consider increasing the depth and width… Read More

Ohio State and Federal Agencies Look to Beneficial Use as Open-Lake Disposal Ban Approaches

The State of Ohio has many reasons to be thinking about dredged material – its confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are reaching their capacity, and as of July 2020, open-lake placement of dredged material will be banned in all Ohio harbors. With shrinking budgets removing less material and fewer places to… Read More

Indiana’s In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Approved by the Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville, Detroit and Chicago Districts approved the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) In-Lieu Fee Program Instrument. In-Lieu Fee (ILF) mitigation allows a permittee to purchase credits from an ILF Program instead of completing project-specific mitigation or purchasing credits from an approved mitigation bank. Read More

Corps Seeks Restoration Project Candidates for the Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore and Norfolk Districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), have released the main report of the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan. This plan informs government and non-government of the problems, needs and opportunities within the 64,000-square-mile… Read More