• Corps announces Corpus Christi Ship Channel jetty repairs to begin mid-June

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced the start of repairs to the entrance jetty of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel located at Aransas Pass. Actual work on the project is scheduled to begin in mid-June.
  • COE to reopen additional boat ramps, some campgrounds

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Phased reopening of campgrounds and additional boat ramps at reservoirs owned and operated by the Army Corps of Engineers along the Savannah River will take place May 15 and May 18, 2020. Playgrounds, beaches, shelters and life jacket loaner stands will remain closed until further notice. Visitor centers at all three projects will remain closed to the public.
  • Burnsville Lake Closed to Boating

    Beginning tomorrow, May 15, Burnsville Lake will be closed to boating until waterline repairs are made. Another posting will be made when the lake reopens. The waterline supplying recreational facilities on the Bulltown end of Burnsville Lake extends from the dam to Bulltown and is routed under water in the lake. The line is weighted to securely hold it in the original river channel.
  • Army Corps announces signing of Chief’s Report for New Jersey study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announces that Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the “New Jersey Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for the Delaware River Feasibility Study” — a significant milestone for the proposed project. The signing of the report advances the project to Congress for authorization.
  • 5 things to know about the Army Corps’ Charleston Peninsula study

    In October 2018, the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a three-year, $3 million feasibility study to
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds at Wappapello to Open Soon

    Wappapello Lake – Keeping in line with state and federal guidelines, the Corps of Engineers is pleased to announce Corps operated campgrounds at Wappapello Lake will open for the season just in time for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend! All Corps campgrounds will open on Friday, May 22. This includes all of Greenville, Redman Creek and Peoples Creek campgrounds (developed campgrounds) as well as all primitive campgrounds and primitive camping.
  • Corps warns mariners about underwater pile dikes on Columbia River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advises recreational boaters and commercial mariners that recent high water levels may be concealing some pile dikes on the Columbia River.
  • PUBLICATION NOTICE: Assessment for Soil Reuse Standards at McMurdo Station

    Abstract:  The soils at McMurdo Station in Antarctica contain hydrocarbons derived from accidental fuel spills and industrial development. The current practice for contaminated soils is to remove any material with concentrations greater than 100 mg/kg of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and to transport them to the United States for disposal. Any soils that contain concentrations of TPH less than 100 mg/kg can be reused on-site. While this is the current standard practice, there remains little evidence to verify that 100 mg/kg is an appropriate reuse standard. Moreover, the current practice is based on the guidelines for cleanup values in California (the port of entry where the soils are currently shipped for treatment and disposal), which has few environmental similarities with Antarctica. In the present study, we investigate current regulations for cleanup and soil reuse in U.S. states, Canadian territories, and other countries with cold climates. We also discuss case studies from Arctic and Antarctic regions where soil has been reused after treatment. Additionally, we present a site conceptual model for risk assessment based on known site information and recommend future focus areas for addressing hydrocarbon-contaminated soils at McMurdo Station.
  • Corps Opens Campgrounds in West Virginia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, has released its West Virginia campground schedule for 2020. Following the Governor of West Virginia campground operating guidelines ( https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/The-Comeback.aspx ), only West Virginia residents will be permitted to enter campgrounds until further notice. If you currently have a camping reservation and are not a West Virginia resident please do the following: Cancel your reservation dates on www.recreation.gov through June 9, 2020. All reservation fees for cancelled days will be automatically refunded.
  • State, federal partners finalize Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project with environmental, agricultural, recreational benefits

    After more than three decades of collaborating with state and federal entities, including local water providers, Chatfield Reservoir will begin storing up to an additional 20,600 acre-feet of water this spring.