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Corps of Engineers releases McCook Levee Draft Integrated Feasibility Report, Environmental Assessment for public comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District released for public comment the McCook Levee Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment. The draft report provides a recommended plan to address flood risk in the Villages of McCook, Lyons, and Summit, Ill. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-18

Join us at 2018 Business Opportunities Open House May 22

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District is hosting a Vertical Construction Business Opportunities Open House event on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chicago District Office, 231 S. LaSalle St, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the administration’s One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding

Washington (April 10, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fully supports the administration’s One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed Monday by numerous secretaries of federal agencies, including the Department of the Army. [Read More]
Published: Apr-10-18

Officials mark end of Gary, Lake Station sewer improvement projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1), and Indiana officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of sewer improvement projects in Gary and Lake Station, Ind. [Read More]
Published: Apr-05-18

Chicago Park District and Corps host public meeting for Jackson Park project

The CPD in cooperation with the Corps will host a community meeting to discuss the Jackson Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Park Fieldhouse: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL. 60637. The Corps posted for a 30-day public review a draft study report and Environmental Assessment for the project April 11, 2014. The project site consists of approximately 155 acres of natural land along the western coast of Lake Michigan between 56th and 67th streets. [Read More]
Published: May-05-14

Corps to hold public meeting for 2014 Indiana Harbor dredging schedule

A public meeting will be held in East Chicago, Ind., March 13, 2014, to present the Indiana Harbor and Canal 2014 dredging schedule and activities. [Read More]
Published: Mar-05-14

Army Corps seeks public comment on proposed revisions to Des Plaines River report

The Corps has released for public review Documentation of Changes to the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the “Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries, Illinois and Wisconsin Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment,” originally released to the public on Sept. 3, 2013. The document was prepared based on public comment and outlines proposed changes to the variety of potential flood risk management and ecosystem restoration projects that could be implemented along the Upper Des Plaines River – an area that extends approximately from southern Racine County, Wis., to Riverside, Ill. [Read More]
Published: Jan-17-14

Corps submits report to Congress with alternatives to prevent Asian carp and other species’ transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins

The Corps submitted to Congress the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report Jan. 6, 2014. The report contains eight alternatives, each with concept-level design and cost information, and evaluates the potential of these alternatives to prevent, to the maximum extent possible, the spread of 13 aquatic nuisance species, to include Asian carp. The options concentrate on the Chicago Area Waterway System and include a wide spectrum of alternatives ranging from continuing current activities to complete separation of the watersheds. [Read More]
Published: Jan-06-14

Corps releases research on fish behavior from barge tows crossing electric barriers

The Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released preliminary findings from research following laboratory and field experiments to assess potential impacts on fish behavior from barge tows crossing the electric fish barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Additional review and analysis, as well as additional testing will be required to fully understand the data and any potential impact on barrier operations and navigation in the CSSC. [Read More]
Published: Dec-20-13

Contract awarded for Burnham Prairie Annex ecosystem restoration project

The Chicago District awarded a contract for $1.2 million Sept. 30, 2013, to Industria Inc. for ecosystem restoration on 39 acres at Burnham Prairie Annex, one mile south of Chicago. The project includes removing invasive plants, performing prescribed burns, planting native species and monitoring the effectiveness of aquatic-plant-control techniques. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-13
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