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Archive: 2020
  • November

    The Dredge Merritt: Maintenance and Repairs

    The dredge Merritt is finally back in the water at the North Carolina State Shipyard after routine maintenance. For the past month the crew has been busy replacing and updating steering systems, painting, replacing gear, cleaning fuel tanks, and repairing corrosion. This period of repairs has been very successful and beneficial to the vessel.
  • October

    Protecting "the kidneys" of the environment

    The Corps of Engineers Wilmington District regulatory office has many important responsibilities and one of those essential responsibilities is that of defining and protecting wetlands.
  • Sustainable Rivers Program: Improving Our River Basins

    The Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) is a 22-year partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • September

    Periodic Inspection and Periodic Assessment of Island Creek Dam

    The USACE Dam Safety Program is critical to ensuring the integrity and viability of dams so that
  • B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake Replaces a 40-year-old Emergency Flood Gate

    In August 2020, B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake replaced a 40-year-old emergency flood gate in order to protect land and communities adjacent and downstream from the lake.
  • March

    Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • February

    The Importance of Dredging the Oregon Inlet

    USACE Wilmington Public Affairs staff visited the Dredge Merritt while it was conducting operations on the Oregon Inlet.