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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dredging to deepen the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah has resumed after an 18-month pause, Col. Daniel Hibner of the Army Corps of Engineers recently announced as the second half of the $973 million expansion has started to get under way. This portion, which is making room for larger cargo ships, involves deepening a 40-mi.

When the unprecedented and historical flooding started in the Missouri and Platte River basins in March 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District responded immediately. Within hours, the District, led by the Readiness Branch, was developing plans and sending materials out to fight the flood and provide assistance to communities within harm's way.

Monitoring efforts are under way following completion of this season's dredging operations at Indiana Harbor and Canal (IHC) in East Chicago, Ind. It is one of the most polluted waterways in the Great Lakes area. Crews will treat water from the confined disposal facility (CDF) until freeze up, with the 2020 season scheduled for next spring.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its second contract for a Red River diversion project around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., metropolitan area. The Corps announced that the more than $59 million project to build a flow control structure on the Wild Rice River will be built by Ames Construction Inc., based out of Burnsville, Minn.

The Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) and the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) are taking the lead on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $10.3 billion Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project in Louisiana, which so far has received an investment of more than $450 million in construction work for levees and floodgates.

The Trump administration's repeal of a 2015 proposed rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said. "The regulatory ping-pong on roadside ditches has created vast uncertainty for years with little environmental benefit," said ARTBA President and CEO Dave Bauer.

A federal district judge has ruled an Obama administration-era wetlands regulation fails to comply with the law, handing the 2015 directive its second defeat since May. The decision is a win for the nation's transportation construction industry, which is fighting the regulation because it could subject roadside ditches to federal regulations, causing delays and driving up project costs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $2,841,062,000 (current estimate) Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project is pressing forward, and one of the ongoing elements is the $46,040,475 Diversion Inlet Structure (DIS) initiative in the city of Horace, N.D.

The Port of Brownsville is closer to deepening the Brownsville Ship Channel after receiving a key permit June 6 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to advance the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project (BIH) to its construction phase.

Granite (GVA) has been awarded a $39 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for modifications to the Lewisville Dam in Lewisville, Texas. Granite will book the project into its second quarter 2019 backlog. Scope of work includes the construction of upstream embankment modifications, crest road improvements, conduit filter, waterline relocations, seepage collection systems, improved roadway system and associated work.

Damage from a levee breach in Dardanelle, Ark., is still being addressed several weeks later and a decision is yet to be made on repairs. The city is located about 60 mi. northwest of Little Rock in Yell County. Dardanelle Mayor Jimmy Witt reported that the damage is 45 ft.