International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Corps Provides Sand for Beneficial Use Free of Charge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District encourages public, private and government entities to pick up dredged material, or sand, free of charge from the Corps’ beneficial use placement areas. The material available at the sites is generally on a first-come, first-served basis. The Corps makes no warranty,… Read More

St. Paul District Approves New Process for Placement Site Acquisition

In March, the St. Paul District Real Estate Division announced that it received approval from the Corps’ Head­quarters Directorate of Real Estate, to pursue the acquisition of a non-standard estate (NSE). Kevin Sommerland, real estate chief, granted the approval for one of the district’s long-term dredged material placement sites for… Read More

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

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

Rowan/OEM to Build New Corps Dredge

Rowan Electric Inc. (dba Oilfield Electric Marine -- OEM) will build a 20-inch cutter suction dredge to replace the Dredge Thompson for the Corps of Engineers St. Paul District.The company was awarded the $9837500 contract by the Philadelphia District Marine Design Center on September 30 with an expected Notice to Proceed at the end of October 2003. Read More

Sediment Management On Upper Mississippi

By Jon S. HendricksonSt. Paul District Corps of EngineersOriginally presented at the Western Dredging Association Midwest Chapter Meeting October 1 & 2 St. Paul MinnesotaSediment management on the Upper Mississippi River involves providing a safe and reliable inland navigation channel improving habitat quality and diversity and maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the river for recreational users and riparian land owners. These challenges must be met while balancing the multiple competing uses of the river. Read More

Corps Restoring Lost Wildlife Habitat

The Upper Mississippi River System consists of 1300 miles of waterways from Cairo Illinois to Minneapolis Minnesota. Legislation in 1986 established the Environmental Management Program (EMP) for the purposes of restoring protecting and monitoring the natural resources of the system. The EMP is a partnership effort involving federal and state agencies and the public put into effect by the Corps of Engineers. It has become the most significant effort to restore and protect the natural resource values of the Upper Mississippi River. Read More

St. Paul District Gets New Survey Boat

Ross Laboratories delivered a multi-channel sweep boat to the St. Paul District Corps of Engineers on September 20th. Officially named Launch 21 the 24-foot boat was tested in the Mississippi River at LaCrosse and used to demonstrate a sub-bottom profiler before going into storage for the winter at the district service base at Fountain City Wisconsin. Kevin Ressie will operate and manage the new boat. Read More

Krumholz Develops River Plan

Dan Krumholz waterways chief of the St. Paul District Corps of Engineers oversaw assembly of the Upper Mississippi River Channel Maintenance Management Plan which was available in April 1996. It describes in detail the 245 miles of the Upper Mississippi including 10 locks and dams and several navigable tributaries. Read More