International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Corps Taking Comments on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Dredging Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting public comments on the operations and maintenance dredging and placement of dredged material of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). The Corps is preparing a Dredge Readiness and Operation Plan (DROP) for the GIWW that will outline maintenance dredging priorities over… Read More

R.D. James to Head Corps of Engineers

On January 25, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Rickey Dale “R.D.” James to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the position of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. James was a self-employed farmer and manager of cotton gins and grain elevators for the A.C. Read More

OMB Underfunds Civil Works; U.S. Waterways at Risk

|!|We are beginning to hear and feel the first effects of the Administration's recently released FY2005 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|!| said Worth Hager president of the National Waterways Conference Inc. on February 10. |!|The slowdown in the Corps' civil works program has already begun and termination letters for some on-going projects have been sent. Communities and stakeholders all over thecountry are crying foul|!| she said. Hager was commenting on the shortfall in the budget for water resources projects which the Corps had scheduled for fiscal year 2005. Read More