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How the Chicago District has 'weathered' recent storm events

A look at Hurricane Sandy and drought impacts to district navigation infrastructure. [Read More]
Published: Dec-26-12

Dredging commences for the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes after 40 years

The Indiana Harbor and Canal had not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Chicago District has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-12

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments for Wisconsin Aquatic Nuisance Species Pathway Reports, released today

Eight draft Aquatic Pathway Assessment Reports for Wisconsin released today, as part of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study. The reports, which were developed in coordination with federal, state and local partners, show that Portage Upstream (Columbia County), Portage and Canal Downstream (Columbia County), Rosendale-Brandon (Fond du Lac County) and Brule Headwaters (Douglas County) have a medium probability for the potential transfer of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv) from the Great Lakes Basin into the Mississippi River Basin. [Read More]
Published: Nov-27-12

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments for Indiana Aquatic Nuisance Species Pathway Reports

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today, Nov. 9, released for public comment three draft Aquatic Pathway Assessment Reports for the State of Indiana: Eagle Marsh, Loomis Lake and Parker-Cobb Ditch. The purpose of each report is to evaluate key evidence to estimate the likelihood of an aquatic pathway forming and the possibility of aquatic nuisance species using it to reach the adjacent basin, as part of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). [Read More]
Published: Nov-09-12

Officials mark construction completion at confined disposal facility, dredging start at Indiana Harbor Canal

On Oct. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Peter Visclosky and officials from Indiana held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the construction completion at the confined disposal facility (CDF) and the start of dredging at Indiana Harbor and Canal. Groundwater pumping and treatment is also underway, and air monitoring activities are occurring. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-12

Officials mark construction start for Griffith sewer improvement project

Oct. 19, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Peter Visclosky, and officials from Griffith, Indiana held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for Griffith’s sewer improvement project. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-12

Corps of Engineers releases interim aquatic nuisance species report to Congress for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study

Today, USACE released the GLMRIS 90-Day Interim Report, sent by the Secretary of the Army, Civil Works, to Congress, Oct. 4. This interim report outlines anticipated milestones, required resources and a plan for the completion of the GLMRIS Report, which will evaluate a range of options and technologies to prevent the transfer of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins by aquatic pathways, by December 2013, as required by current legislation. [Read More]
Published: Oct-05-12

Officials mark construction start for Gary Glen Ryan sewer rehabilitation project

On Sept. 26, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1), and officials from Gary, Indiana, held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Glen Ryan sewer rehabilitation project. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-12

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments for Minnesota Aquatic Nuisance Species Pathway Reports, released today

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released for public comment two draft Aquatic Pathway Assessment Reports for Swan River and Libby Branch of Swan River in Minnesota that evaluate key evidence to estimate the likelihood of an aquatic pathway forming and the possibility of aquatic nuisance species using it to reach the adjacent basin. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-12

Officials mark construction end for Crown Point storm water improvement project

On Sept. 24, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1), and officials from Lake County, Ind., held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the Crown Point storm water improvement project. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-12
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