New England News Releases

Town of Temple seeks permit for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook off Mitchell Brook Road in Maine
2/15/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Town of Temple for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in wetlands and waterways off Route 78 in Swanton, Vermont
2/8/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Vermont Agency of Transportation in Barre, Vermont, for...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in freshwater wetlands, tributaries in Rumford, Maine
12/28/2023
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Twin Energy LLC in Cohasset, Massachusetts, for proposed work...

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Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

Research project studies enhanced performance of thermally modified structural lumber
1/29/2024
A groundbreaking partnership between the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) is paving the way for a new mass timber product...
Safety first: Northwestern Division’s occupational health nurse hopes to prioritize health and safety across the division
1/4/2024
Active construction sites can be dangerous places. Full of heavy mechanical equipment and other hazards, the risk posed to the workers at these sites is often high. But there are other, less obvious...
First meeting of task force set to address issues in the Kansas River Basin
2/2/2024
This month, a dedicated group of professionals took an important step for the health of Kansas water resources. On Jan. 18, 2024, the Kansas Reservoir Sedimentation Task Force, made up of...

Feature Stories

President’s FY16 budget would keep Corps of Engineers in New England operating at normal levels

Published March 4, 2015
With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 for Corps of Engineers Civil Works, the Corps’ New England District looks forward to continued normal operations and funding in fiscal year 2016.

In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding the operations and maintenance of the eight Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and the Stamford Hurricane Barrier, and proposes $700,000 for a feasibility study for Fairfield and New Haven counties flooding, and $700,000 for a feasibility study of New Haven Harbor deepening. It also provides funds for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Massachusetts, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 12 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, the Cape Cod Canal and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier.

Additionally, the budget proposes $1.8 million for preconstruction engineering and design of the Boston Harbor Deepening project, $500,000 for preparation of plans and specifications for maintenance of the Weymouth-Fore River project, and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In New Hampshire, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the six Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works.

In Vermont, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the five Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, funding for inspection of completed works, and funding for the Narrows in Lake Champlain (New York District).

In Rhode Island, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and Woonsocket Flood Risk Management projects, $350,000 in funding for maintenance of the Block Island Harbor of Refuge, and $350,000 in funding for maintenance of the Great Salt Pond in Block Island, as well as funding for project condition surveys, and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Maine, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of disposal area monitoring, inspection of completed works and environmental projects, project condition surveys and surveillance of northern boundary waters.

Additionally, the District will receive funding from its higher headquarters for Regulatory permitting activities and the Continuing Authorities Program and other work. Projects can be looked up by state.


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