- Buckeye Lake plan gets OK from US Army Corps of Engineers Updated: Jul-31-15 1:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's effort to replace the deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake has won key approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- Delayed demolition of St. Petersburg Pier to begin soon Updated: Jul-24-15 3:05 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Officials say the demolition of the St. Petersburg Pier is on track to begin in less than a month, ending an unexpected delay caused by the absence of a required permit.
- Sutton Lake to reopen campground closed by high water Updated: Jul-22-15 7:47 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Sutton Lake is reopening a campground closed by recent high water.
- Army Corps: 3 northern Indiana reservoirs at record levels Updated: Jul-19-15 7:07 pm
PERU, Indiana - Record high water levels at three northern Indiana reservoirs are preventing the flooding of communities downstream, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says.
- $2 million project restoring oyster reef in Virginia river Updated: Jul-18-15 11:49 am
REEDVILLE, Virginia - Contractors are using ancient shells to restore an oyster sanctuary in the Great Wicomico River. In the $2 million joint venture between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, workers dredged 10,000-year-old "fossil" shells from the James River to create the 12-acre oyster reef. The work will elevate the 6-inch reefs that were built more than a decade ago. The Army Corps found that taller 1-foot reefs are better at keeping out sedimentation. Living oysters will naturally take hold of the ancient material and grow there, but they will not be harvested. They are intended to restore the Chesapeake Bay's vastly depleted oyster stocks and provide habitat for other marine creatures, such as another signature bay catch: blue crabs. Oysters also help keep the bay clean. A single adult oyster can purge as many as 50 gallons of water a day. In the past some of the oysters on the reef were poached. The Corps and Marine Resources are teaming for enforcement actions to deter poaching. Work on rebuilding the sanctuary is scheduled to take one month. The area is part of 85 acres set aside in the Great Wicomico for oyster sanctuaries.
- Corps to follow rise of Mississippi River Updated: Jul-18-15 11:47 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning daily inspections of levees from Baton Rouge to Venice as the Mississippi River rises.
- Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore has new commander Updated: Jul-17-15 2:45 pm
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers is welcoming a new commander.
- Federal regulators approve Monongahela hydroelectric plant Updated: Jul-17-15 8:23 am
PITTSBURGH - A federal regulator has approved plans for a Western Pennsylvania hydroelectric project that backers say will produce power for about 5,250 homes.
- Engineers to clean up unexploded munitions on Big Island Updated: Jul-16-15 12:56 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to remove explosives from areas of a former defense site on the northwest side of the Big Island.
- Flooding reduces barge traffic, heavily dents commerce Updated: Jul-12-15 5:29 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Drenching rains and flooding over the past two months have greatly reduced barge traffic along the 455-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and dented the finances of companies that depend on the waterway.
- Repairs to Laupahoehoe Harbor breakwater to begin this month Updated: Jul-12-15 5:19 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Repairs to the breakwater at Laupahoehoe Harbor on the Hamakua Coast are set to begin this month and be completed by February 2016.
- Clogged waterway no one's responsibility, everyone's problem Updated: Jul-11-15 10:22 am
STRATHMERE, New Jersey - Because no government agency is responsible for maintaining Corsons Inlet, the waterway between the southern end of Ocean City and the northern tip of Strathmere is everyone's problem.
- Grand Haven working to save pier's catwalk, lighthouses Updated: Jul-08-15 2:34 pm
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - Local officials are working to secure funding for two separate efforts aiming to preserve historic structures along Lake Michigan amid a $2.1 million repair job on the Grand Haven South Pier.
- Missouri River reservoirs still have room for flood waters Updated: Jul-07-15 1:27 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - More rainfall than expected flowed into the Missouri River last month, but the river's reservoirs still have plenty of room because of this year's below-average snowfall.
- Officials push corps to be part of Souris River flood plan Updated: Jul-07-15 9:34 am
MINOT, North Dakota - North Dakota officials are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to make long-term flood protection for the Souris River Valley a priority.
- Arkansas Boaters warned about holiday weekend water levels Updated: Jul-05-15 1:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Officials are warning boaters that the Arkansas River is still flowing faster than normal this holiday weekend.
- Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reported Updated: Jul-04-15 8:19 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene.
- Efforts to reduce vulture population at dam see success Updated: Jul-03-15 11:35 am
BULL SHOALS, Arkansas - Workers have succeeded in dropping the number of vultures roosting near Bull Shoals Dam from about 300 to 40 since June 22, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday.
- Deepening of Charleston Harbor moving quickly forward Updated: Jul-03-15 10:05 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The planned half-billion dollar deepening of the Charleston Harbor shipping channel has passed another milestone and the cost of the project may prove to be lower than first projected.
- Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks Updated: Jul-03-15 9:19 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Flooded areas in nearly a dozen rain-soaked Missouri parks are closed to visitors for the July Fourth weekend, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has urged campers with reservations to verify that campgrounds are still open.