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Corps Announces Funding for Emergency Recovery Efforts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced work that will be completed with the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and the Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019. Among other things, the Act provides… Read More

Duval County Shore Protection Wins ASBPA’s Best Restored Beach Award

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) recognized the Duval County Shore Protection Project as one of the nation’s best restored beaches for 2019. The project includes four county beaches: Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches, and Hannah Park. The area had back to back sand renourishments… Read More

San Juan Harbor Navigation Project Moves Forward

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, Col. Andrew Kelly and the executive director for Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA), Anthony O. Maceira Zayas signed a partnership agreement on May 24 to move forward to the design phase of the San Juan Harbor Navigation Improvements project. The $54 million… Read More

Jacksonville District Begins Study Process for Future Miami Harbor Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District held a conference call on April 26 to provide an update on the progress of the Navigation Improvement Study for the Miami Harbor in Florida. The area being examined includes the outer entrance channel, Fisher Island turning basin, Fisherman’s Channel and Lummus… Read More

Corps Tests Mini-Robotic Submersible Dredge for Future Military Operations and Precision Projects

Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) took delivery of a new mini-robotic submersible dredge (MRSD) built by EDDY Pump. The dredge was a collaborative effort between ERDC and Eddy Pump. ERDC and Eddy started with Eddy’s initial design… Read More

Corps and City of Wabasha Plan for Dredged Material Placement

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and City of Wabasha, Minnesota, leadership met on April 19 to discuss the dredged material management plan for Lower Pool 4. The Corps is working in partnership with the city to find a suitable, permanent location for nearly 270,000 cubic yards of… Read More

Norfolk Storm Risk Study Recommended for Congressional Authorization

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study investigating coastal storm risk management problems and solutions in Norfolk, Virginia, has been recommended for congressional authorization by Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Corps chief of engineers and commanding general. The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study considered coastal storm risk management and resilience planning… Read More

Corps Releases Guidance to Help Boost Mitigation Bank Program

On February 22, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued Regulatory Guidance Letter (RGL) 19-01 “Mitigation Bank Credit Release Schedules and Equivalency in Mitigation Bank and In-Lieu Fee Program Service Areas.” Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, RGL 19-01 provides guidance to district commanders on two issues… Read More