Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

Jan. 19, 2022 08:56 AM EST

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change. The spending stems largely from President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure...

Soo Locks to close to marine traffic for winter maintenance

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie are shutting down to marine traffic to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform critical maintenance. The locks on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron are expected to be closed from...

Sunken boat blocks lock on Tombigbee River

Jan. 13, 2022 08:50 AM EST

COFFEEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A boat sunk in a lock on the Tombigbee River in southwest Alabama, temporarily blocking the passage until crews can remove it. WKRG-TV reported that Coffeeville Lock and Dam has been closed since the mishap on Saturday, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Conditions remain dry throughout Missouri river basin

Jan. 06, 2022 15:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Conditions remain dry throughout the Missouri River basin, so officials are predicting that the amount of water flowing down the river this year will be below average again. The dry forecast reduces the chance of widespread flooding along the river this spring...

Army Corps begins dredging of the Cape Henry Channel

Dec. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a California-based contractor have started removing mud, sand and other materials from the Cape Henry Channel as part of a larger project supporting the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia. About 2.4 million cubic yards (1.8 million...

As Charleston seawall looms, some seek more natural methods

Dec. 20, 2021 17:54 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A plan to build a $1.1 billion seawall around much of downtown Charleston is leaning toward relying on concrete structures, although many would like to see the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers include less intrusive solutions such as living shorelines and enhanced marshes. ...

Body found in Georgia lake after days of searching

Dec. 19, 2021 16:08 PM EST

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The body of a man who fell into Georgia's largest lake while working on his boat was found with sonar on Sunday and retrieved by a remotely operated vehicle, officials said. James Dunn Lindsey, 46 of Cumming, fell into Lake Lanier, north of Atlanta, on Thursday,...

Florida education chair not guilty of illegal excavation

Dec. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has found the chairman of the Florida Board of Education not guilty of illegally excavating in waters around his former property in the Florida Keys. The 12-member panel unanimously agreed Thursday in Key West federal court that Tom Grady should be...

High court urged not to take pipeline developers' appeal

Dec. 17, 2021 11:04 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeal by developers of the Dakota Access oil pipeline who are seeking to reinstate a federal permit for the line's Missouri River crossing. Early this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Corps cancels Mississippi flood project that EPA rejected

Dec. 15, 2021 17:02 PM EST

The Army Corps of Engineers has canceled a $450 million Mississippi flood control project following the Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision to overturn the project that had been greenlit in the final days of the Trump administration. “The Corps remains deeply...