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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-18

Environmental Releases from Whitney Point Lake, N.Y. Occur for the First Time (Issued by SRBC)

In accordance with a cooperative agreement to provide drought relief, “environmental releases” occurred for several days in September and October from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Whitney Point Lake project in Broome County, N.Y. These releases provide benefits to the in-stream environment downstream of Whitney Point during low-flow or drought conditions by modifying the amount of water released from the reservoir, as well as the timing of these releases. [Read More]
Published: Nov-29-16

Final report released analyzing sediment and pollution flow impacts to Chesapeake Bay from Conowingo Dam

The final Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA) report is now available. The draft report was released for public comment Nov. 13, 2014. The report concludes that following through on the blueprint to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries will have a much greater and longer-lasting effect on water quality than addressing the Conowingo Dam's reduced capacity to trap sediment. However, if the additional nutrient and sediment load impacts from the Conowingo Dam are not addressed, Bay water-quality standards will not be met by 2025 in three mid-Bay segments - even with full watershed implementation plan achievement. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-16