Army Corps of Engineers News

$63M Beach Restoration and Dune Project Begins in Atlantic City

Officials have started a restoration project on some of New Jersey’s popular beaches. The Press of Atlantic City reports that work on beaches in Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport started Thursday. Officials say the monthlong Absecon Island Project consists …

Army Corps on the Defense in Complaint Over Missouri River Flooding

A trial is underway in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending itself against more than 300 farmers and other landowners who say the agency’s management of the Missouri River has contributed to major flooding in five states, …

U.S. to Study Sand from Bahamas to Protect Florida Coast

A potential solution to a troublesome sand shortage off Southeast Florida is tucked away in a massive water resources funding bill President Barack Obama signed into law last month. The 2016 Water Resources Development Act authorizes the Army Corps of …

Corps: Flood Protection Plan for Souris River Could Cost Up to $1B

The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Souris River flood protection project in North Dakota’s Ward County and is accepting public comments through Dec. 22. The Minot Daily News reports that the …

Louisiana Politicians Join Suits Blaming Big Oil for Coastal Ruin

The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse in a state where the industry employs up to 300,000 …

Federal Funding for Ohio Flood Control Plan in Jeopardy

Officials in northwest Ohio may be forced to abandon a flood control project or pay for it with local money as federal funding for the plan is in jeopardy. A review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in recent …

Repairs to Hazardous Lewisville Lake Dam in Texas Likely Delayed

Rising water levels will likely delay repairs to a 160-foot-long landslide along the Lewisville Lake dam, a possible threat to the hundreds of thousands of North Texans who live downstream. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said 16 inches of …

North Dakota Officials Want Corps as Part of River Flood Plan

North Dakota officials are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to make long-term flood protection for the Souris River Valley a priority. Local and state officials fear that any work they do on a proposed $1 billion protection plan might …

Hurricane Protection System for New Orleans Tested by Army Corps

With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans to better protect New Orleans from flooding and testing pumps and floodgates built around this low-lying metropolis since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago. Corps officials …

Communities at Risk in Wake of Failure to Address Rising Seas

Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The …