Army Corps of Engineers

9:53 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Dredging Planned for Isle of White and Sinepuxent Bay Channels

Sinepuxent Bay
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This fall the Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging the Isle of Wight and the Sinepuxent Bay Channels.

Money will flow from the Hurricane Sandy relief funds which will also repair the damaged seawall along the north side of the Ocean City Inlet.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the corps figures the current channel depth of Isle of White at 2 feet and the Sinepuxent Bay at 3 feet.

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9:33 am
Mon April 1, 2013

A 40 Year Old Plan to Halt Erosion at the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Indian River Inlet Bridge
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The Army Corps of Engineers are now on the verge of completing an erosion reduction plan for the Indian River Inlet bridge that they drew up more than 40 years ago.

The project is being financed through the Sandy relief bill that includes funding for the original design after damage done by the storm.

It will involve construction of a huge dune along the coastal highway bridge. 

The plan is to pump 500-thousand cubic yards of sand to build a dune averaging 16 feet high allowing for, at least, a 50 foot wide beach.

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9:06 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Restoring Oysters in Bay Tributaries


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal plan to restore the native oyster to the Chesapeake Bay identifies 24 tributaries in Virginia and Maryland that provide the best potential to bring back a coveted hard-shell that has declined to less than 1 percent of historic highs.

The plan was prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the federally directed effort to restore the environmentally battered estuary, the nation's largest. It concludes that 14 tributaries in Maryland and 10 in Virginia offer the best hope of restoring the bay oyster.

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8:42 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Okays Dredging of Delaware River

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has rejected an appeal from environmental groups and the state of New Jersey challenging the Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of the Delaware River.

In a 67-page ruling issued Tuesday, the court upheld decisions by federal judges in Delaware and New Jersey who said the Corps could deepen the shipping channel in the river by five feet without violating federal environmental laws.

The Corps is deepening a 103-mile stretch of the river from 40 to 45 feet in order to accommodate larger commercial ships.

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