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Environmental Assessment for sewer improvement project, Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind.

7/15/2014
Environmental Assessment released July 15, 2014, for 30-day public review, for project alternatives and a recommended plan for sewer improvements in Porter County. The project would improve the efficiency and capability of the existing deteriorated storm sewer system to the residents of Valparaiso. Improvements would alleviate commonly-occurring leakage and cases of sewer backup affecting residential areas and reduce potential groundwater pollution. The proposed project would reline up to 19,361 linear feet of existing deteriorated sanitary sewer lines; and up to 70 manholes within the relined-sanitary sewers will be inspected and relined, as needed. Work would begin in 2014 with completion anticipated within approximately 12 months.

Environmental Assessment for sewer improvement project, Hermit Lake, Lake County, Ind.

6/4/2014
Environmental Assessment released June 6, 2014, for 30-day public review, for project alternatives and a recommended plan for sewer improvements in Lake County, Ind. The project would improve the efficiency and capability of the existing undersized storm sewer system to the residents of the Hermit Lake neighborhood, located in unincorporated Lake County, to the southwest of Crown Point. Improvements would alleviate flooding currently caused by typical rainfall events, and eliminate potential sanitary sewer discharges into Foss Ditch, Lake Dalecarlia and the Kankakee River.

Environmental Assessment for sewer improvement project, Lake Station, Ind.

5/21/2014
Environmental Assessment released May 21, 2014, for 30-day public review, for project alternatives and a recommended plan for sewer improvements in Lake Station, Ind. The proposed project would remove and replace a deteriorated 2,900-foot-long section of 18-inch sanitary sewer force main along Elkhart Avenue. Sanitary sewer system construction improvements would alleviate the commonly-occurring cases of sewer leakage, backup and flooding affecting the area.

Environmental Assessment, Permanent Electric Barrier I

6/18/2013
Environmental Assessment, Permanent Barrier I, Lockport Pool, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Will County, Illinois, June 17, 2013. Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the environment, of upgrading the existing electric Demonstration Barrier with electric Permanent Barrier I to deter the movement of Asian carp and other fish species from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes Basin via the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

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A living laboratory along the shores of Lake Michigan

7/17/2014
Northerly Island will act as a living educational spot as part of the world-renowned Museum Campus - also home to attractions like the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. The Corps leads the 40-acre habitat restoration project on land home to Chicago’s second World’s Fair, but more recently used for an airport.

Permit us to work with you: Corps Regulatory Program

7/17/2014
The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. There are approximately 1,300 regulators working in 38 Corps district offices nationwide. Though the landscapes and primary missions may fluctuate across districts, all of the regulatory specialists serve the same role – as protectors of our main life source, water. And the Corps – as a steward of waters in 43 states – is committed to the national goal of no net loss of aquatic resources.

Corps awards contract for dredging of Burns Harbor

7/2/2014
The Chicago District awarded a $1.69 million contract June 30, 2014, to Luedtke Engineering Company for maintenance dredging of Burns Harbor in Portage, Ind. Work is expected to begin summer 2014.

2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework Released

6/24/2014
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced a coordinated strategy to protect the Great Lakes from silver and bighead carp, building on previous efforts to prevent self-sustaining populations from becoming established in the Great Lakes. The 2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework introduces several new initiatives, including testing and deploying new physical and chemical control tools, constructing a new electric barrier in the Chicago Area Waterway System, and building a project to physically separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins at Eagle Marsh near Fort Wayne, Ind.

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