In addition to causing serious damage to many communities in the Carolinas, Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017) and Florence (2018) were responsible for considerable destruction to the beaches in several communities throughout South Carolina that rely on local, regional and national tourism.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) Ketchikan officials want to remove part of an underwater rock to expand the waterway's safe navigable area for cruise ships docking at the city.
The Army Corps of Engineers issued a public notice on Nov. 26 on the city's application to reduce the rock's height, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement Dec. 11 in reaction to the release of the new clean water rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers:
A new measure announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announce the release of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, a milestone in the effort to reduce the risk along the Texas coast from dangerous storm surges and other threats.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah began construction March 27 on a $127 million rail terminal designed for longer trains that can take advantage of bigger cargo ships arriving at the busy seaport and target new customers in the Midwest.
The new hub for transferring cargo between trains and docked ships will be a “game changer” for Savannah, the nation's fourth-busiest container port, said Jimmy Allgood, board chairman for the Georgia Ports Authority.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) A dredging ship on the Savannah River emptied another load of sand and mud capable of filling roughly 170 dump trucks as officials overseeing the $973 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah declared the project had nearly reached its halfway point.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) Rising water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are keeping shoreline stabilization, dock and hoist companies in Michigan busy. The Army Corps of Engineers said water levels for the two lakes averaged 580 ft. in December, which is nearly 2 ft.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Coast Guard said it is coordinating operations to salvage a tugboat that sank on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn. In a news release Dec. 12, the Coast Guard said the Army Corps of Engineers is surveying the location where the 66-ft.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Foxconn Technology Group won't need federal approval to fill wetlands for its new flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant. A $3 billion incentives package Gov. Scott Walker signed to lure the plant to Wisconsin allows Foxconn to fill state wetlands.
CLEVELAND (AP) The federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie has dropped its appeal of a federal judge's ruling over the dredging of Cleveland's harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it won't try to overturn the ruling that said the agency was wrong to delay its dredging of the harbor in 2015.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A human rights law firm has sued the Louisiana governor's office and a sheriff's office to get records involving a crude oil pipeline proposed to cross the Atchafalaya (uh-CHAF-uh-LY-uh) Basin. The suit against St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne also asks for records of his office's participation in the response to protests against a North Dakota pipeline.