Engineering

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

North Carolina: General coastal permit now available for marsh sill living shorelines

A general permit for marsh sills, a type of “living shoreline,” is now available to people in coastal North Carolina who want to stabilize estuarine shorelines.

Northeast
Engineering

Massachusetts: Oak Bluffs Beachfill Project Proposed

The Town of Oak Bluffs is seeking a permit from the Army Corps’ New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with protecting coastal banks and restoring public beaches in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

International
Engineering

Australia: Challenger Beach renourishment works to start

The City of Rockingham will carry out sand renourishment works at Challenger Beach this month to combat ongoing erosion issues that are occurring on site.

International
Engineering

Australia: Jimmys Beach sand transfer system will deposit 10,000 cubic metres of sand twice a year

Thirty years of research and community debate about the most effective way of controlling severe erosion at Jimmys Beach, Hawks Nest will culminate next month when the first load of sand from a newly installed sand transfer system is pumped onto the beach.

Northeast
Engineering

Massachusetts: Ruling On Erosion Control May Set Precedent

Homeowners on Cape Cod have long looked for innovative technology to protect their homes from erosion, but it looks likely that rows of timber pilings will not fit the bill, at least not ones that are packed tightly together.

Coastwide
Engineering

AT&T Uses Supercomputer to Map Out How Climate Change Will Destroy Its Networks

Rising sea levels can submerge the backbone of the internet, increasingly powerful storms can destroy the cell networks phones need to work, and high-intensity winds can tear down the critical infrastructure that makes 21st century America go.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Texas: $105 M in coastal funding secured for Jefferson County/Port Arthur

BEAUMONT — Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick updated commissioners’ court Monday on the ongoing coastal reconstruction project. (CNT Note: For you non-Texans, the "County Judge" is the elected Chief Executive of the county, not a judicial position. The "Commissioners Court" is the county's board of county commissioners).

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Louisiana: After a $14-Billion Upgrade, New Orleans' Levees Are Sinking

Sea level rise and ground subsidence will render the flood barriers inadequate in just four years

International
Engineering

South Africa: Unique sand bypass system at Port of Ngqura mimics nature successfully

The Port of Ngqura is the first port in the world to have a fixed embedded jet pump sand bypass. The sand bypass is designed to mimic the natural long shore drift of sand along the coast of South Africa. This is achieved by pumping the sand from the updrift (west) section of the coast to the downdrift (east) section of the coast.

Northeast
Engineering

NYC Develops Plan to Protect Lower Manhattan's Shoreline from Climate Change Impacts

The project will include the expansion of the Lower Manhattan shoreline and four capital projects devoted to the resiliency of Lower Manhattan neighborhoods

Southeast
Engineering

South Carolina: Hunting Island visitors could see beach changes by the end of the year

Hunting Island’s North Beach would receive an additional 1.2 million cubic yards of sand pumped from the ocean floor. Under the settlement reached with the Coastal Conservation League last year, the number of proposed groins — hard structures extending into the water to trap and build up sand on the beach — would be reduced from four to one with an option to build a second.

International
Engineering

England: Southsea Seafront Flood Defense Plans Continue to Progress

Plans to provide new flood defenses for the Southsea Seafront continue to progress with a tender for detailed engineering designs now underway, Southsea Coastal Scheme said in its latest release.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

$132 million slate of Alabama coastal restoration projects gets federal approval

A slate of $132 million in projects intended to offset environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the Alabama coast has received federal approval, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Friday.

West Coast
Engineering

Open Forum: San Francisco should look to nature to respond to sea-level rise

With crumbling sea walls, rising seas and effective federal action still up in the air, it’s no wonder that climate change is a growing topic of concern for San Franciscans.

International
Engineering

Jimmys Beach New South Wales sand transfer system is operational

New South Wales, Australia - Construction work on the $4.1 million sand transfer system at Jimmys Beach, Hawks Next has been completed.

Great Lakes
Engineering

Advocates say Indiana lakefront in Portage needs $1 million to fight erosion

INDIANA - Time is not on the side of the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. With the Indiana legislature preparing to finalize the state’s biennial budget this month, advocates working to save the riverwalk from further erosion and the resulting damage said receiving $1 million in state funds now toward beach nourishment and a study on long-term solutions is critical.

Coastwide
Engineering

Rebuilt Wetlands Can Protect Shorelines Better Than Walls

Fortified wetlands can protect shorelines better than hard structures. Surprising data show that in many places marshes protect shorelines better than walls and are cheaper to construct. Scientists are perfecting techniques for rebuilding tattered wetlands, creating custom configurations for individual shorelines. Governments and disaster planners are starting to give more consideration to living shorelines, and money to restore them is rising.

Coastwide
Engineering

How Cities Can Protect Themselves from Rising Waters

Climate change is already leading to unprecedented flooding, but urban planners have many tools to help them keep things dry

Southeast
Engineering

10 Acres In, Wetlands Restoration Project Near Flagler Beach Is Still Kicking Up Turbid Opposition

FLORIDA - Construction on the controversial $516,000 Flagler County Coastal Wetlands Restoration Project began on Feb. 13 on 100 acres of decades-old dragline ditches in the area of the Intracoastal Waterway, parallel to Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area and parts of Flagler Beach.

Southeast
Engineering

Seawalls and the Tyranny of Small Decisions

“They start at 6 a.m., if you can believe it,” my friend told me with a hint of frustration. This was his neighborhood, and we were both gawking at a huge pile-driver sitting atop the dune across from the Turtle Shack in Flagler Beach."

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Lido Beach emergency rebuilding is complete

FLORIDA - Sarasota finished work that began last November and added 40 to 80 feet of sand to critically eroded areas.

Northeast
Engineering

New Hampshire agency warns of disappearance of Rye’s beaches

RYE, New Hampshire-- The Board of Selectmen met with a state Department of Environmental Services (DES) representative to review conservation practices to reduce erosion and prepare for impacts of sea level rise on the town’s coast and coastal estuaries.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans

Scientists use satellite data to map the Houston-Galveston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush to Award top to $1.8 million in Coastal Project Grants

The General Land Office, the lead coastal agency in Texas, is making available $1.8 M in new grant funds for coastal projects. The GLO administers the state Beach Access & Dune Protection Program, Texas Coastal Management Program, the Coastal Erosion Response and Planning Act (CEPRA), the Texas Oil Spill Response Program, Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds, and Post-Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grants, and plays an major role in the allocation of RESTORE Act revenues derived from the BP Horizon Oil Spill,

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Sarasota County greenlights joint Manasota Key beach renourishment project with Charlotte County

SARASOTA COUNTY — Residents on Manasota Key who fear their homes could be washed away by the Gulf of Mexico will finally get the protection they desperately need for their properties.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Carteret County Shore Protection Project Enters Last Phase

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) finished working eastward from the submerged pipeline landing at 8th Street on Saturday (April 6), and is now working westward from 8th Street, informs the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.

Southeast
Engineering

Crews Restore South Carolina Beaches After Storms

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, a mix of tools and machinery is hard at work in a part of South Carolina known as a place for fun and relaxation: the coastline in and around Myrtle Beach.

Coastwide
Engineering

Could Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Lose Strength? The Stock Increases A Lot Today

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in Q4 2018. It's up 0.30, from 1.31 in 2018Q3. It is positive, as 4 investors sold Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation shares while 32 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 43.74 million shares or 0.86% more from 43.37 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported.

International
Engineering

Against the tide: Thai 'floating temple' defies coastal erosion

As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbours fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country's fast-eroding coastlines.

Northeast
Engineering

Lavallette Beach Replenishment Hits the Final Stretch: Take a Tour

New Jersey - Video of Weeks Marine's trailing hopper suction dredges "RN Weeks" and "MV Magdalen" work offshore to pumping sand ashore while support excavating machinery builds back the Lavallette Beach, in NJ.

Northeast
Engineering

Rehoboth, Dewey Delaware expecting late-fall beach replenishment

Last done in 2016, part of a 50-year federal program, state pays 35 percent

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Sandbridge Beach, Virginia and dunes to be renourished (NCAA Final 4 - Go Cavs)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Renourishment to Sandbridge Beach and dunes are soon to come after an agreement was authorized to use of up to 2.2 million cubic yards of sand from federal waters.

International
Engineering

'This is a wake-up call:' swift action needed on rising seas, experts say

Changing Climate Report says East Coast sea levels could rise 75 cm to 1 metre in next century

Northeast
Engineering

Opinion We Can’t Effectively Plan for Climate Change without Real Community Dialogue and Long-term Planning

As we march toward a new climate reality, are we leaving the public behind? The New York City Panel on Climate Change’s (NPCC) 2019 report, released on March 15, offers a sobering new lens known as the Rapid Ice Melt scenario: the metropolitan region could experience 9.5 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century. That’s six inches short of the height of a regulation basketball hoop.

Northeast
Engineering

Queens, NYC: Beach Re-Nourishment Process Begins

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor has begun moving work vessels, pipe, and other equipment to perform maintenance dredging of East Rockaway Inlet to beneficially use dredged sand to re-nourish and restore Rockaway Beach between Beach 92nd Street and Beach 103rd Street, the USACE and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Louisiana bill would put BP funds towards highways, bridges

In yet another effort to dedicate more state funding to new highways and bridges, Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, is proposing a bill that would dedicate $50 million a year in BP settlement funds to a few specific infrastructure projects. Among these projects is a new flyover ramp connecting La. 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish across the Intracoastal Waterway to La. 1.

Southeast
Engineering

Florida could get more underground power lines, but utility customers would pay the price

After hurricanes during the past three years knocked out electricity for millions of Floridians, lawmakers are moving forward with regulatory changes that could lead to more underground power lines.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Collier County Florida wants to protect homes near the coast for $30 million

Natural disasters can cause erosion and destruction, that's why Collier County is taking steps to prevent catastrophic damages to structures near the coast.

Southeast
Engineering

St. Lucie County may need $17 million for beach fix — but there's a way to cut costs

Between 1944 and 2017, the state of Florida spent at least $1.34 billion on beach rebuilding projects. Put another way, we could have renourished our beaches with dollar bills instead of sand — and the effect would be pretty much the same.

Southeast
Engineering

Army Corps stops Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie, reduces to Caloosahatchee River

Lake Okeechobee discharges have stopped to the St. Lucie River and been reduced to the Caloosahatchee River, but the Army Corps of Engineers hasn't ruled out the possibility of restarting and increasing them.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Unhappy with the Resource Institute, two more coastal towns ask lawmakers to divert funds from controversial nonprofit

The fortunes of the Resource Institute could continue to dwindle, as the towns of Topsail Beach and Surf City are asking their lawmaker for tax dollars originally appropriated to the controversial nonprofit.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Five common myths and misconceptions about flooding risks

Flooding, the costliest and most common disaster in the United States, leaves no part of the country untouched: from nor’easters along the coast of Maine, to king tides in Florida, to overflowing rivers in Nebraska, to mudslides in California.

International
Engineering

Nova Scotia is one 'perfect storm' away from being cut off from Canada

The event could occur at any time through a combination of stormy weather conditions, say emergency officials

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Recent full-moon tide and northeaster eroded some of Surf City’s recently restored dunes

Beach engineer Chris Gibson expected some of the newly arrived sand to be pushed back out to sea during the spring northeaster season, but said it’s all a part of the symbiotic relationship between beach nourishment work and “Mother Nature."

Northeast
Engineering

Islanders fear boardwalk could be off limits for years as East Shore Seawall plans move ahead

STATEN ISLAND -- As the federal government readies to begin construction on the long-awaited East Shore Seawall, some frequent Island visitors of the South Beach Boardwalk worry about losing a beloved recreation and scenic area for years.

Northeast
Engineering

How making lower Manhattan larger will protect it from future flooding

The $10B climate resiliency plan would extend the Manhattan shoreline by as much as 500 feet into the East River.

West Coast
Engineering

Protecting California’s Coast With Armor And Habitat

Highway 101 is busy. People driving between Solana Beach and Encinitas can take the scenic road instead of hopping onto the nearby, but frequently congested Interstate 5. Encinitas City Council Member Kelly Shaw Hinze said the road draws more than just car traffic.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

State senator urges Corps to push $877M diversion projects to mitigate Mississippi River flood risks

Louisiana - State Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Prairieville, is calling for the advancement of a roughly $877 million sediment diversion effort—as well as more diversion projects in general—between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Sarasota County considers joint beach rebuild for Manasota Key

The total cost of the partnership with Charlotte County is estimated at $35.3 million, with a projected $7.7 coming from Sarasota

Southeast
Engineering

Porpoise Point monitors new barrier as latest nor'easter hits St Johns County, Florida

Barrier built after last week's nor'easter conditions washed away part of road By Allyson Henning - Reporter, Jennifer Ready - Reporter

Coastwide
Engineering

FEMA Flood Maps Are Changing: What You Need To Know

Residents and businesses may see changes to their flood insurance rates as Hillsborough County coastal flood maps are updated for the first time in 30 years.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

$21M Bogue Bank Nourishment project progresses

BOGUE BANKS — The $20.1 million beach nourishment stalled a bit late last week because of bad weather and sea conditions, but it’s still on track for completion well ahead of schedule.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Calhoun County, Texas Retains Mott MacDonald: Spotlight on Magnolia Beach Erosion

A feasibility study to ongoing erosion at Magnolia Beach in Texas was approved by the Calhoun County Commissioners’ Court during its meeting last week.

International
Engineering

Alarming speed at which East Anglia's coastline is eroding is laid bare in incredible aerial photos

Mike Page, 79, created a unique aerial archive showing the alarming erosion of land in Norfolk and Suffolk. Images show how shoreline has shrunk between 1999 and the present day as large chunks fall into the sea . Mr Page flies above the coastline in a two seater Cessna 150 and takes photos with a handheld Cannon 1D3

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

The Post Florence Project in Full Swing

Work under the Post Florence Renourishment project continues to progress eastward towards the Summer Winds (Indian Beach), informs the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Prep for beach re-nourishment in Nags Head to start soon

Contractors will begin deploying equipment any day now and re-nourishment of the beach in Nags Head is expected to start by the end of April.

International
Engineering

Balluta Bay sand disappears seven months after replenishment

Balluta Bay, Malta - Marine experts had warned project was doomed to fail. The little sand that remained at Balluta Bay, St Julian’s, has disappeared after the latest storm, just seven months after the completion of €110,000-replenishment project by the Tourism Ministry.

Northeast
Engineering

Manhattan Transfer - To save the city from rising seas, build more of it.

Bill de Blasio has plans to part the East River—and expects New Yorkers to follow him 500 feet into the estuary, to a new land that will protect downtown from the sea.

Great Lakes
Engineering

State Review Powers at issue: Proposed USACE budget would end ban on dumping dredged materials in Lake Erie

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A budget proposal that President Donald Trump unveiled last week calls for ending a ban on dumping material dredged from Cleveland harbor and the Cuyahoga River into Lake Erie without approval from the state of Ohio.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Remember Harvey? Houston remains unprepared for the next big flood. [Editorial]

There’s something uniquely Houston about the fact that one of the most flamboyant celebrations the city ever held was in commemoration of a bayou infrastructure project.

International
Engineering

Explainer: Why sand is so highly valued and consequences of overmining

Data from the Singapore Land Authority showed that Singapore had grown to 724.2 square kilometres in 2018 as compared to its land size of 581.5 square kilometres in 1959 — a 24 per cent increase.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Virginia as the "Silicon Valley" of sea level rise? It could happen.

NORFOLK, VA - Can Virginia make money off sea level rise? The very idea sounds backwards — usually frequent flooding from bigger and more destructive storms is costly. Remember Hurricane Florence? One study showed a direct hit could have cost the region $5 billion of its gross domestic product in just three months.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Analysis: Support For Terminal Groins Erodes

WILMINGTON, N.C. – When the long-standing state ban was lifted on terminal groins, a handful of beach towns jumped at the chance to build a case for why a hardened erosion-control structure would be their best line of defense against losing sand.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Mid-Barataria diversion -- most expensive coastal restoration project ever attempted -- delayed several months

The most expensive coastal restoration project ever attempted in Louisiana will be delayed several months due to a series of permitting, design and engineering setbacks.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

This Humble Mollusk Can Save Shorelines From Rising Seas

As entire islands disappear in Chesapeake Bay, the oyster is enlisted as a first line of climate defense. In Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South, Rick Van Noy shows what communities are doing to become more climate-resilient and to survive environmental challenges. Here, he tours Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Virginia Beach, where entire islands are disappearing because of rising sea levels. He finds that, in the shadow of the nearby naval base, the best defense against the effects of climate change may come from an unexpected source: the humble oyster.

Southeast
Engineering

Opinion I Editorial: Vote in Florida Senate kindles hope for state leadership on sea-level rise

Every journey of a thousand miles, the adage goes, begins with a single step. Last week, a state Senate committee took a small step toward protecting our region against the devastation that can be foreseen as the sea keeps rising.

Coastwide
Engineering

‘Living shorelines’ the best defense against storms

As Rowan Jacobsen reports in FERN’s latest story, published with Scientific American, research done over the last decade has made clear that “living shorelines” are far better at protecting the coastline from the devastating floods and tidal surges caused by the huge storms of the climate-change era than seawalls and other “armored” shorelines.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Post Florence Renourishment Project Moves Forward

The Carteret County announced yesterday that Reach 3 (east Indian Beach and Salter Path) under the Post Florence Renourishment Project was completed last Sunday.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

$35M for Boston Harbor Dredging Project

The Massachusetts Port Authority announced that $35 million has been secured to help fund the ongoing Boston Harbor Dredging Project. The project is approximately 30 percent complete, and this funding will enable the project to continue on schedule.

Northeast
Engineering

Stunning Photos of NYC Subway Cars Dropped into the Ocean to Become Reefs

Have you ever wondered what happens to New York City’s subway cars after they are taken out of service? From 2001 to 2010, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), dropped 2,580 cars into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia, to become artificial reefs. This incredible process, which began in the 207th Street Overhaul Shop in Inwood, Manhattan, was documented over the course of two years by photographer Stephen Mallon.

Arctic & Antarctica
Engineering

Antarctic wharf deconstruction complete as modernisation project rolls on

Plummeting to the bottom of an icy sea bed, divers have completed the final part of a wharf deconstruction on the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) at Rothera Research Station. Two months of deconstructing the old wharf came to an end over the weekend with the first frame of a new 74-metre long wharf being lowered into place.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Revenues from post-Hurricane Katrina, Rita offshore drilling projects fall short

In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

North Carolina wins federal OK for long-planned $440M Mid-Currituck Bridge

A Record of Decision has been received from the Federal Highway Administration for the Mid-Currituck Bridge, indicating federal approval of a span between Aydlett on the mainland and Corolla on the Outer Banks.

Southeast
Engineering

Georgia Lawmakers may reduce sand dune protections as hurricane threat unabated

State lawmakers may ease restrictions on the construction of decks and patios next to sand dunes, plus crosswalks over dunes, even as the lead author of NOAA’s Atlantic Ocean hurricane outlooks issued this month a preliminary warning that the upcoming hurricane season will be as dynamic as the one that pummeled Georgia in 2018.

International
Engineering

Engineering first as Dutch flood defence scheme is unveiled in Somerset

The tiny coastal community of Stolford has become the first location in the UK to benefit from innovative flood defence technology pioneered in Holland.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Coastal News Roundup: The Ripple Effects of a Flooding Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has been at flood stage for months. Levees and spillways keep most homes and businesses safe and dry from the flood waters, but the high water still creates headaches for levee districts and industries like oil and gas, and fisheries.

International
Engineering

Scheme to mine the abyss gets sea trial

A Belgian company, Global Sea Mineral Resources, is set to test a bus-size machine designed to vacuum up metallic nodules that sit on the dark abyssal sea floor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, a nodule-rich area between Mexico and Hawaii. During the short trial, a team of independent scientists will deploy more than 60 sensors to monitor the collector's environmental impact.

Northeast
Engineering

NYC Mayor Proposes $10B Plan to Flood-Proof Manhattan as Climate Risk Grows

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $10 billion plan to push out the lower Manhattan coastline as much as 500 feet, or two city blocks, to protect from flooding that’s expected to become more frequent as global temperatures rise.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

How will Mississippi spend $23 million in Gulf oil and gas money?

Mississippi will spend more than $23 million in Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act money on six projects, Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Wednesday.

Southeast
Engineering

Beach Renourishment Project Underway on Hollywood Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has engaged Eastman Aggregate Enterprises to renourish 7.2 miles of critically eroded shoreline along the City of Hollywood, Florida.

International
Engineering

Three challenges that may affect green bond issuance

More than a decade ago, the World Bank’s offered the first green bond and a blueprint for what is currently a $500+ billion market (watch a video on the history here).

International
Engineering

Asia's largest dredging vessel sets sail in operation

Tian Kun Hao, a Chinese-built dredging vessel, the largest of its kind in Asia, sails under a sea trial after departing a port in east China's Jiangsu Province, Constructed by Tianjin Dredging Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China Communication Construction Co., Ltd. (CCCC), the 140-meter-long vessel, with the designed capacity to dredge 6,000 cubic meters per hour, can dig as deep as 35 meters under the sea floor.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

Kahana Bay condos aim to fight erosion with beach nourishment plan

KAHANA BAY, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new beach nourishment proposal could help restore a shrinking shoreline along the coast of West Maui — and end a fierce fight over a seawall that’s currently under construction.

Northeast
Engineering

To address climate change, Manhattan would get larger under Mayor de Blasio's plan

The initial plan is to spend $500 million to fortify most of lower Manhattan with grassy berms in parks and removable barriers than can be installed this year when major storms approach. But the mayor and recommendations the city's Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project calls for a more ambitious long-term plan.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Editorial: Texas coastal plans are nice; money counts, as well

The General Land Office’s updated Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, released Monday, is a beauty, with lots of spot color, graphics and maps. It’s worth a look. Spilling out over 234 pages, it includes 123 projects that GLO believes are preferred, in that they can do the most good to “restore, enhance and protect the coast.” Can’t argue with that. Call them Tier 1 projects, which is what GLO does.

Northeast
Engineering

Will damage awards threaten beach replenishment?

Two juries in Ocean County recently awarded oceanfront homeowners with compensation for easements placed on their properties in connection with beach replenishment. Some have questioned if these awards will negatively affect the continuation of beach replenishment projects.

West Coast
Engineering

Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows

In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in California, researchers say damage by the end of the century could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history.

Coastwide
Engineering

BOEM’s New National Marine Minerals Information System Enhances Coastal Recovery and Resilience Planning

MMIS maps offshore sand information for managing physical sediment resources in the OCS

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Texas updates coastal resiliency master plan

The state General Land Office has updated its master plan for coastal resiliency, which includes 17 projects in Jefferson and Orange counties, part of the effort to protect and promote “a vibrant and resilient Texas Coast.”

Coastwide
Engineering

Budget would slash Army Corps funds

President Trump today proposed cutting the budget of the military arm tasked with flood control and emergency response by nearly a third.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

Without Corps, dredging may cost $1.5 million more

SHALIMAR — By the end of this week, Okaloosa County officials hope to find a dredge that can perform the county’s East Pass dredging/beach restoration work, possibly within the “100 days of summer” from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Northeast
Engineering

Army Corps of Engineers conducts new round of hearings on storm surge protections for New York Harbor

NEW YORK – The Army Corps of Engineers later today holds the first of eight public sessions to hear about proposals to build storm surge barriers in New York Harbor.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Nags Head Beach Nourishment Set for May

The Town of Nags Head, NC, will be conducting a beach nourishment maintenance project starting in May 2019 and lasting possibly into October 2019.