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Corps of Engineers

Contract awarded for levee work in Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights

$2.4 million contract awarded Aug. 31, for work on Levee 37 that extends from Euclid Avenue to Palatine Road. This contract includes small closure structures for pipes crossing the line of protection - adding 135 feet of floodwall along Milwaukee Avenue and closing a regulated 600-foot gap in the levee, following construction completion of compensatory storage. Work will benefit residents of Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights, Ill. [Read More]
Published: Sep-09-13

Corps awards contract for work on new electric barrier

The district awarded a contract July 31, 2013, for construction of water structures as part of a new electric barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Romeoville, Ill. This is as an upgrade to the demonstration barrier that has been online since 2002. The barriers are operated to deter the inter-basin establishment of Asian carp and other fish through an electric field in the water. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Natural treasures protected through GLFER and GLRI

Resources like the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration program and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding allow the Corps of Engineers to protect and restore our natural treasures, from the smallest wetlands to our Great Lakes. The Chicago District manages an extensive ecosystem restoration program that restores and protects over 2,600 acres of streams, lakes and wetlands and opens up over 58 miles of free-flowing river. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-13

Corps signs project partner agreement for Rosewood Park ecosystem restoration project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Park District of Highland Park signed the Project Partnership Agreement for the Rosewood Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, July 25, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-13

New home for Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Headquarters

The Chicago District Headquarters will move to a new location at the Bank of America Building, effective approximately July 15, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Jun-18-13

Officials mark construction start for East Chicago pipe lining project

Today, Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1), officials from East Chicago, Ind., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the East Chicago pipe lining project. [Read More]
Published: May-13-13

Officials mark construction start for Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project

Today, Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1), officials from Gary, Ind., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a groundbreaking ceremony in Gary, Ind., to mark the construction start for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project. [Read More]
Published: May-03-13

Corps, Indiana Earth Day message to northwest Indiana landowners: Call before you fill!

The Corps and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are partnering to remind private, public and commercial land owners that permits are required if wetlands and/or streams may be impacted during a project. Protecting streams, lakes and wetlands is critical due to their role in preventing flooding, improving water quality, and providing habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as the extensive recreational value they provide to the public. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-13

Corps of Engineers to hold public meeting for 2013 Indiana Harbor dredging start

Indiana Harbor Dredging Contractors Kokosing Construction Co. and O’Brien & Gere and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the 2013 Indiana Harbor dredging activities and schedule at a public meeting April 3, 2013. Over a period of eight to 10 years, this project will produce an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards of dredged materials. IHC is one of the busiest ports by tonnage and the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-13

Corps and partners release Asian carp environmental DNA study findings

Federal agencies released an interim report for the Asian Carp Environmental DNA Calibration Study (ECALS), which is a three-year study funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, as scoped by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework.The purpose of ECALS is to improve the understanding and interpretation of Asian carp environmental DNA results, so we can refine and make this relatively young monitoring tool the most effective to detect live Asian carp presence. [Read More]
Published: Feb-20-13
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