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Administration’s fiscal 2017 budget calls for $109.3 million for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Civil Works program

The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 (FY 2017) includes roughly $109.3 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. This funding allows Baltimore District to continue to maintain and improve water resources infrastructure, bringing economic and environmental returns to the Nation, while reducing risks to public safety. [Read More]
Published: Feb-10-16

Oyster restoration delayed in the Tred Avon River

The Baltimore District announced Feb. 2, 2016, that it has delayed oyster restoration in the Tred Avon River at the request of its non-federal cost-share sponsor, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This delay affects 8 acres of reef restoration that was part of an initial 24-acre project performed in spring 2015. Additionally, the delay will impact 20 - 30 acres of shallow-water reef restoration planned for a contract award in summer 2016 with construction taking place in winter 2016/2017. As a result of this delay, the Baltimore District plans to send a portion of its available oyster restoration funding in 2016 to the Corps’ Norfolk District for Bay restoration in Virginia. [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-16

Army Corps seeks public comment on modified permit process for activities in Maryland

The Baltimore District released for public comment its proposal to renew and revise its existing Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP), with the addition of two new authorized activities for culvert pipe grouting and stormwater management facilities. This permit will be valid for 5 years and applies to activities proposed in waters of the United States, including navigable waters, streams, rivers, other open waters and wetlands within Maryland. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-16

Oyster restoration efforts continue in the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partners resumed oyster restoration in Harris [Read More]
Published: Jan-13-15

New report released for public comment analyzes sediment and pollution flow impacts to Chesapeake Bay from watershed, Conowingo Dam – names watershed-wide reduction strategies as key

The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA) draft report released for public comment, Nov. 13, 2014, indicates that the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam is trapping smaller amounts of sediment and has essentially reached its limit to trap in the long term. However, a large majority of the pollution to the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River comes from runoff from pollution sources from the upstream drainage area or watershed, as opposed to the sediment and associated nutrients collected behind the dam. Public comment period is open until Jan. 9, 2015. A public meeting will be held Dec. 9, 2014, at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md. [Read More]
Published: Nov-13-14
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