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Officials kicks off next round of Black Oak sewer project

Officials kicks off next round of Black Oak sewer project

Army Corps of Engineers Col. Fred Drummond speaks Friday at a ceremony marking the start of the second phase of the Black Oak sewer improvement project. Drummond is flanked by, from left, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, 3rd District Councilwoman Mary Brown and U.S. Rep Pete Visclosky, D-Mer…

May 04, 2013 12:00 am
Officials kicks off next round of Black Oak sewer project

Officials kicks off next round of Black Oak sewer project

Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Imad Samara chats with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, on Friday before the start of a ceremony marking the start of the second phase of the Black Oak sewer improvement project. Construction will include installing about 1,500 linear feet of …

May 04, 2013 12:00 am
Lessons learned in flood-fighting practice could prevent future destruction

Lessons learned in flood-fighting practice could prevent future destruction

Snow, carried by frigid westerly winds, blew across the huge light towers that illuminated an army of workers and equipment battling to stay ahead of churning, rising river water and temperatures hovering in the teens.

March 21, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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This is a drill. This is only a drill

This is a drill. This is only a drill

A staging area was set up Wednesday on Kennedy Avenue near 179th Street in Hammond. Several dump trucks were waiting to have their massive concrete blocks unloaded and put into place across Kennedy Avenue at the Little Calumet River.

March 21, 2013 3:15 pm
This is a drill. This is only a drill

This is a drill. This is only a drill

The intersection of Kennedy Avenue and 179th Street was closed Wednesday evening for a flood training drill.

March 21, 2013 3:15 pm

Flood control drill to close Kennedy on March 20

A full-scale drill to practice protecting parts of Highland and Hammond during future flood events will shut down Kennedy Avenue at just after midnight March 20.

March 03, 2013 6:45 pm

Little Cal Commission going ahead with State Line flood protection

MUNSTER |  The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission voted unanimously recently to put up a flood protection structure this spring along 3,000 feet of State Line Avenue between Hammond and Calumet City.

February 23, 2013 5:47 pm
Dredging of E.C. harbor, ship canal delayed by winds

Dredging of E.C. harbor, ship canal delayed by winds

EAST CHICAGO | After waiting 40 years for the complete dredging of the Indiana Harbor and Canal to begin, the official first scoop of contaminated sediment was delayed Monday by Mother Nature.

October 29, 2012 5:24 pm Photos

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At long last: Indiana Harbor, Ship Canal work expected to begin

EAST CHICAGO | Long-delayed dredging of a polluted industrial waterway which runs through the heart of East Chicago is scheduled to begin this week.

October 22, 2012 12:00 am

Ground broken today on Griffith sewer improvement project

GRIFFITH | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrilllville, and Lake County officials will hold a groundbreaking today to mark the start of construction for Griffith's sewer improvement project.

October 18, 2012 11:30 pm

Waterline to be extended to Memorial hospital site

VALPARAISO | The final leg of the water main installation for the Memorial Health System site at the southeast corner of Ind. 49 and Burlington Beach Road will be installed over the next four months.

June 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Start of Indiana Harbor dredging awaits EPA approval

EAST CHICAGO | Long-delayed dredging of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal might start in September if federal officials approve an agreement for funding from a local steelmaker.

June 24, 2012 8:09 pm

New tools added to track sediment along Kankakee River

PORTAGE |  New tools have been added to track sediment affecting the Kankakee River as it flows through Northwest Indiana.

June 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Army Corps plans meeting about contained disposal facility

EAST CHICAGO | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, will hold a project update/public meeting Wednesday on the construction of the confined disposal facility in Indiana Harbor.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am
Corps officials stress need to maintain Little Calumet River

Corps officials stress need to maintain Little Calumet River

MERRILLVILLE | The inability of region politicians to cooperate on operating and maintaining Little Calumet River levees could jeopardize future federal money and delay removing homes from a flood plain.

August 18, 2011 12:15 pm Photos

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Two-day expo, activities to help Cedar Lake water project

CEDAR LAKE | Community leaders are sailing into new territory with a major lake restoration project finally on the horizon.

July 30, 2011 12:00 am

Carp DNA in Lake Calumet prompts response

CHICAGO | The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee will begin intensive monitoring in Lake Calumet and surrounding areas on Monday after Asian carp DNA showed up in three consecutive rounds of sampling.

July 29, 2011 5:15 pm
USDA keeping wildlife from waste site

USDA keeping wildlife from waste site

The USDA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to keep wildlife away from the Indiana Harbor Confined Disposal Facility on Indianapolis Boulevard.

July 09, 2011 12:00 am

Plan to keep wildlife away from ship canal landfill set for August

A plan to help keep wildlife that may be at risk for exposure to environmental hazards away from a landfill at the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal will be implemented in August, officials said.

June 15, 2011 10:49 am
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