Key Bridge Update – Friday, April 5

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Work has been on-going – day and night to clear the wreckage of the Key Bridge since the container ship, Dali, struck the bridge in the early morning hours of March 26th. Two channels have been opened to maneuver tugs and barges around the collapse site and also help traverse some smaller vessels. The US…

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Beach Replenishment Continues in Bethany Beach & South Bethany

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The 2023 beach replenishment work continues in Delaware with work still going on in Bethany Beach and South Bethany. In Bethany Beach the dune crossovers at Garfield Parkway, Hollywood Street and Parkwood Street are closed. The US Army Corps of Engineers says replenishment work is ongoing with sand placement operations expected to be completed late…

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UPDATE On Delaware Beach Replenishment Project

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The beach replenishment project in Rehoboth Beach will be completed today and crews will move on to Dewey Beach tonight. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had a progress meeting this morning and Public Affairs Officer, Steve Rochette, tells the Talk of Delmarva that Weeks Marine is looking at a late May or early June…

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UPDATED: Beach Replenishment Underway in Rehoboth Beach

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UPDATED – 4/21/23 – Beach replenishment is underway in Rehoboth Beach. The equipment is set up at Olive Avenue and work will be done to the north – and then to the south over a 21 day operation. Work in Dewey Beach is expected to begin around May 7th with that portion of the project…

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US Army Corps & DNREC Sign Cost-Sharing Agreement

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Philadelphia District has signed a feasibility cost sharing agreement with DNREC to initiate a new study for the Delaware Inland Bays. The signing of this agreement on November 29, 2022, formally kicks off the Delaware Inland Bays and Delaware Bay Coast Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The study will evaluate…

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Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Highlight Climate Change Challenges During Beach Visits

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Senator Tom Carper visited two Delaware beach communities Tuesday. (photo courtesy of Sen. Tom Carper's Office)
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Delaware for the most part is flat and low-lying, leaving it exposed to the threat of climate change, according to Senator Tom Carper, D-Delaware Carper was accompanied by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware, Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin and officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday during visits to Slaughter Beach and…

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OC Dredging Issues Examined At Hybrid Meeting This Week

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The US Army Corps of Engineers along with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County will host a hybrid public meeting this week. The session Tuesday will examine the navigation improvement project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet, and a study into the ‘scour hole’ near Homer Gudelsky Park. The…

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Ocean City Beach To Be Replenished Over 2021/22

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Ocean City’s beaches will be built up thanks to a nearly $15.7-million contract between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Weeks Marine Incorporated. According to Maryland Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md. 1st, who represents the Eastern Shore, the project will pipe 1.3-million cubic yards of sand from the outer continental shelf to replenish 8.3 miles…

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OC Inlet To Be Dredged This Month

Ocean City Inlet (photo courtesy of oceancltylive.com
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The US Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to dredge the Ocean City inlet later this month. According to Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md. 1st, shoaling in the inlet will be addressed, and any obstacles that may have been stirred up by Tropical Storm Elsa would be removed. The dredging is expected to take part between…

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US Army Corps of Engineers Receives Additional Funding for Multiple Projects Including OC Beach Renourishment

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, received an additional $56.02 million boost for fiscal 2021, including funds for oyster restoration, beach renourishment in Ocean City, the dredging and south jetty rehabilitation of Fishing Creek in Calvert County, completion of engineering and design work to restore James and Barren islands, and more. This funding…

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Schedule Revealed For Fall Beach Replenishment Project

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A beach replenishment project in Bethany Beach and South Bethany will start in mid-October.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project will start in South Bethany, then move on to Bethany Beach after about 30 days.The project involves pumping sand onto the beach through pipes and repairing dunes.There will be closures of one-thousand-foot sections of the…

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Beach Replenishment to Start This Week in Rehoboth Beach

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Rehoboth Beach beach nourishment project to begin this week along the north end of Rehoboth. The project is being done by DNREC and the US Army Corps of Engineers – sand pumping operations will be through Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. Expect temporary closures of sections of the beach while the pumping is being…

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Dredging of OC Inlet to Begin Wednesday

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Congressman Andy Harris has announced the start of dredging of the Ocean City Inlet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers was able to secure a corps dredge vessel from their sister district, Wilmington, for the project. That vessel arrived today and will conduct five days’ worth of dredging over the coming week beginning on…

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