US Army Corps of Engineers
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) says it is a relief to have the first portion of the aid for Hurricane Sandy victims pass.
A beach replenishment project in two South Jersey shore towns is being expanded, to deal with damage from not one but two storms.
This $4½-million project is targeted for the beaches of Stone Harbor and Avalon.
Federal, state, and local governments have spent some $700 million over the last 25 years, pumping sand from the ocean onto beaches to create a buffer between towns and storm-tossed seas.
At what price? He estimates between $750 million and $1 billion.
There are a pair of getaway gem towns that are often overlooked but very close to home. They’re both on the nearby Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.
The US Army Corps of Engineers is expecting to get its orders shortly to continue deepening the shipping channel on the river from 40 to 45 feet. This phase of the work will begin just north of Wilmington.
The US Army Corps of Engineers says the Delaware River dredging project will not be slowed or cost more even if federal authorities decide to declare the Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species.
Tom Foley, the city’s emergency management coordinator and chief of emergency services, says an unaware pedestrian could fall and be injured or even killed.
The basic argument to stop the $360-million project, argued to be critical to bringing new, larger ships upriver, is that the US Army Corps of Engineers didn’t pay enough attention to opponents’ various concerns.
New Jersey has taken its fight over dredging the Delaware River to a federal appeals court in Philadelphia.