U.s. Army Corps Of Engineers
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…
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 …
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.
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.
The intersection of Kennedy Avenue and 179th Street was closed Wednesday evening for a flood training drill.
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.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | Long-delayed dredging of a polluted industrial waterway which runs through the heart of East Chicago is scheduled to begin this week.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | New tools have been added to track sediment affecting the Kankakee River as it flows through Northwest Indiana.
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.
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.
CEDAR LAKE | Community leaders are sailing into new territory with a major lake restoration project finally on the horizon.
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.
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.
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.
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