DVIDS – News – Corps of Engineers awards contract for jetty dredging and rehabilitation at Fishing Creek

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has awarded a $3.17 million contract to White Lake Dock and Dredge, Inc., a small North Shores company, Michigan, for the maintenance dredging and rehabilitation of the southern jetty of the Fishing Creek federal navigation channel.

The project, in coordination with the City of Chesapeake Beach, involves dredging approximately 10,000 cubic yards of material from the Federal Channel, along with an additional allocation of up to 15,000 cubic yards in an access channel near the pier south to accommodate the work of the contractor. equipment.

All dredged material will be removed using a hydraulic cutter dredge and transported by pipeline to an existing placement site near the uplands.

“Maintaining the safe operation of our federal shipping channels is more critical than ever and contributes directly to the vitality of our region and the nation,” said Baltimore District Commander Col. Estee Pinchasin. “We are proud to partner with the City of Chesapeake Beach in this effort and look forward to beginning dredging in the near future.”

USACE last dredged the Fishing Creek Federal Channel in 2013. The City of Chesapeake Beach completed partial maintenance dredging in 2020.

In addition, the Fishing Creek South Jetty will be rehabilitated to a height of 6 feet lower mean low water (MLLW) using a 2.8 ton capstone. The rehabilitation of the jetty will be segmented into sections with a total length of approximately 1,000 feet. This maintenance effort will restore the pier elevations to 2.7 feet higher than original construction (NAVD88) and increase the pier crest width to 16 feet.

Rehabilitation of the south jetty will reduce overtopping and ensure that sediment does not pass through the structure.

The teams should mobilize this fall and the work should last approximately 180 days.

This project is part of the Baltimore District Navigation Program, which includes the operation and maintenance of more than 290 miles of federal navigable canals in the Susquehanna River watershed. This work includes dredging, using state-of-the-art technology to conduct underwater surveys, and using a fleet of debris removal vessels to remove floating hazards from federal canals in Baltimore Harbor. and the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.


The District of Baltimore celebrates 175 years of service to our nation in 2022

Since the Nation’s struggle for independence, the US Army Corps of Engineers has played a vital role in the development of our Nation. The District of Baltimore has a long and storied history dating back to the early 1800s when the USACE built Fort McHenry, successfully protecting Baltimore from British attack during the War of 1812. And when the threat of coastal attack waned in the 1820s the Baltimore District turned its attention to the development of roads, railroads, canals, etc., marking the beginning of the district’s civil works mission. The District of Baltimore provides life-saving engineering solutions in collaboration with its partners to serve and strengthen the nation, boost the economy and reduce disaster risk. The District of Baltimore has an extensive flood risk management program, inspecting nearly 150 miles of levee systems and operating 16 dams, resulting in the prevention of more than $16 billion in flood damage. floods so far. The district maintains 290 miles of federal canals, including the dredging of Baltimore Harbor, the material of which is primarily beneficial for restoration missions, such as the expansion of Poplar Island into the Chesapeake Bay. The district has broad ecosystem restoration missions that include restoring native oyster populations to the bay. The District of Baltimore is the only district to operate a public utility – the Washington Aqueduct – which produces an average of 135 million gallons of drinking water per day at two treatment plants for approximately one million citizens living, working or visiting the National Capital Region. The district also cleans up formerly used defense sites, decommissions and decommissions old nuclear power plants, and performs cleanup of low-level radioactive waste from the National Atomic Weapons Program. The District of Baltimore runs a strong military construction program and provides real estate services. These civilian and military missions and various engineering services support communities and combatants while meeting the ever-growing list of emerging national security requirements and ultimately protecting the Nation.

For more information, please visit www.nab.usace.army.mil/.

Date taken: 08.09.2022
Date posted: 08.09.2022 15:27
Story ID: 426882

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