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Army Corps resumes oyster restoration in Tred Avon River sanctuary

The Baltimore District resumed the construction of oyster reef in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County, Dec. 14, 2016. Eight acres of reef will be restored using aged mixed shell in water depths greater than 9 feet mean lower low water. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-16

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

District of Columbia Launches Climate Ready DC Plan, Announces Projects to Reduce Flood Risks (Issued by DOEE)

The Corps helped City Administrator Rashad Young, Deputy Mayor Courtney Snowden, and Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) Director Tommy Wells launch Climate Ready DC, the District’s new plan to adapt to a changing climate that could result in more dangerous heatwaves, severe storms, and flooding. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-16

New online maps show storm-based flood potential along Potomac, Anacostia rivers

New digital maps allow government leaders, emergency managers, and the public to view potential flood impacts during high-water events along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and nearby communities. The maps are now live on the National Weather Service’s web site. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-16

Raystown Lake boat launch closures to start Nov. 18

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake has closed Aitch [Read More]
Published: Nov-18-16

Corps of Engineers completes projects to manage stormwater at two Hyattsville elementary schools

Baltimore District, in coordination with the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, completed the construction of multiple projects to manage stormwater at both Ridgecrest Elementary and César Chávez Dual Spanish Immersion schools in Hyattsville, Maryland. [Read More]
Published: Nov-18-16

Additional prescribed burns scheduled for Raystown Lake Region Nov. 11-18

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Raystown Lake will be [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-16

Prescribed burns planned for Raystown Lake Region Nov. 7-9

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with CHLOETA Fire to [Read More]
Published: Nov-04-16

Corps of Engineers to host webinar on new permit process for work in Maryland

The Regulatory Branch is hosting a webinar Nov. 9, 2016, from 10 a.m. - noon on its fifth version of the Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP-5), which became effective Oct. 1, 2016, and will expire Sept. 30, 2021. The intent of MDSPGP-5 is to provide a streamlined Department of the Army authorization for certain recurring activities in Maryland formerly covered by the Nationwide Permits program that are similar in nature, have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment, and satisfy other public interest review factors. [Read More]
Published: Oct-21-16

Army Corps enacts new permit process for activities in Maryland

The Baltimore District published its fifth version of the Maryland State Programmatic General Permit, Oct. 1, 2016, which will expire Sept. 30, 2021. The intent of MDSPGP-5 is to provide a streamlined Department of the Army authorization for certain recurring activities in Maryland formerly covered by the Nationwide Permits program that are similar in nature, have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment, and satisfy other public interest review factors. [Read More]
Published: Oct-03-16
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