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United States Army Corps Of Engineers

I'll work for pragmatic Great Lakes solutions

One of my priorities in the U.S. Senate is protecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin from the spread of invasive species like Asian carp.

May 07, 2014 5:36 pm

EDITORIAL: Shutting down waterways sounds fishy

As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

A major report on Asian carp came out this week, but it was buried by snow — along with everything else.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Dredging is vital clean water act for NWI

The process of dredging the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal has begun, and it's going to be a lengthy process.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Dredging and removing Indiana Harbor sediment to take decades

HAMMOND │ Dredging and disposing sediment from the Indiana Harbor and Canal is slated to continue for decades, according to a Tuesday presentation by the Purdue Water Institute and Department of Mechanical Engineering.

November 05, 2013 8:10 pm
Enbridge gets OK to move forward with pipeline

Enbridge gets OK to move forward with pipeline

A federal agency has approved the the first Indiana segment of a pipeline that will pass through the region while carrying Canadian crude oil to Midwestern refineries.

August 27, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Corps hits brick wall on Little Calumet

The Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission was right to go against the Army Corps of Engineers' wishes last week in voting for a quick, $100,000 flood control project while waiting for the corps to come up with its own proposal.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Rumors circulating that the Chicago River may reverse itself due to low water levels in Lake Michigan are bogus, according to experts at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
Low water levels add pressure to NWI, Chicago maritime businesses

Low water levels add pressure to NWI, Chicago maritime businesses

Stevedoring companies and cargo carriers in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area may be missing business opportunities as a result of lower than expected water levels on the Mississippi River and other sections of the inland waterway system.

January 11, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Gary man sees progress to get residents on projects

It may take a few months, but a Gary man hopes that recent protests at a construction site in his city leads to more Gary residents and minority subcontractors being tapped to work on government-funded projects.

December 03, 2012 4:00 pm
As Great Lakes plummet, towns try to save harbors

As Great Lakes plummet, towns try to save harbors

ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) — For more than a century, easy access to Lake Michigan has made Onekama a popular place for summer visitors and a refuge for boaters fleeing dangerous storms. Now the community itself needs a rescue, from slumping lake levels that threaten its precious link to open water.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am

Handful of residents want to back up sewer work in Gary

GARY | A small group of protesters sought to halt construction work on a sewer rehabilitation project Monday as a sign of displeasure with the lack of city residents on key construction projects.

November 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Hobart marks start of Ash Street drainage project

Hobart marks start of Ash Street drainage project

HOBART | Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to mark the start of the Ash Street drainage improvement project.

September 18, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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Asian carp response turns up in Lake Calumet

Scientists and commercial fishermen put electrofishing and netting efforts into "high gear" Wednesday in Lake Calumet to determine whether live Asian carp are present in the area.

July 11, 2012 8:01 pm

Bill rider speeds timeline of invasive species study

The federal transportation bill Congress approved Friday affects how authorities will respond to the threat invasive species such as Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes.

July 03, 2012 3:00 pm

BP to upgrade E.C. canal dock

EAST CHICAGO | A yearlong upgrade to BP North America's docks on the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal will not interfere with federal plans to dredge the waterway, company officials said last week.

March 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor shipments up 10 percent

Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor shipments up 10 percent

Shipments to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor in Portage rose 10 percent in 2011 as cargo volumes for limestone, steel, fertilizer, coal and salt improved compared to the previous year.

January 19, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

In May, I introduced readers to the issue of aquatic invasive species — specifically Asian carp. Much since has been reported, and a new report seems to create larger issues for Northwest Indiana.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am

East Chicago celebrates completion of new water filtration plant and tank

"This is a culmination of three administration's efforts to improve the quality of life for East Chicago families for generations to come," Mayor Anthony Copeland said this week as he, American Structure Point Inc., the Regional Development Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S…

October 28, 2011 12:00 am
Invasive species, other issues at center of presentations for lawmakers, officials

Invasive species, other issues at center of presentations for lawmakers, officials

PORTAGE | Managing Asian carp was the top agenda item Thursday during a legislative panel discussion about environmental issues facing the state.

September 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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