Long Beach Army Corps of Engineers
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On Tuesday, Heal the Bay released its report of beach water quality, with Long Beach receiving excellent marks for its beach water quality. Water quality in Long Beach showed “dramatic improvement,” with all beaches receiving an “A” grade except for one “B” at Mother’s Beach from the Heal the Bay 2011 End of Summer Beach Report Card.
Photo by Adam Fagen
Long Beach City Councilmembers Gary DeLong and Robert Garcia will travel to Washington, D.C. today to meet with local members of Congress, House and Senate staff, the Army Corps of Engineers and officials in the Obama Administration.
Despite a dismal economy and drastic budget cuts, the City of Long Beach was able to complete several significant environmental initiatives, neighborhood improvement projects and infrastructure improvements, as well as earn several prestigious awards in 2010.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and the City of Long Beach today celebrated the signing of an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration (formerly the Long Beach Breakwater Project).
Over the weekend 5th District councilmember Gerrie Schipske sent out an email to Long Beach residents seeking public input on what continues to be a contentious issue within the city — the Long Beach Breakwater.
This issue is being stirred up again because the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a recommendation Monday announcing federal interest in removing the breakwater — or rather another study of the feasibility of removing the breakwater.
Recently, councilmembers received word that the Army Corps of Engineers has reviewed our Reconnaissance Study and determined that there is “federal interest” in taking the next step in further studying changes to the breakwater.
A $40 million project deepening the Port of Long Beach Main Channel to allow safer transit for the largest ships including oil tankers was officially kicked off today, Tuesday, June 8, by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell has declared the month of May Breakwater Awareness Month.
The Long Beach Breakwater is a federal structure which was originally built for the City’s naval base. Since the closing of the base, numerous advocacy groups have asserted that reconfiguring the Breakwater can improve water quality, as well as provide coastal recreation opportunities and economic benefits to the City.
The City of Long Beach announced last week that $90,000 for the Army Corps review of the Long Beach Breakwater Study has been included in the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Conference Agreement. If approved by Congress and signed by the President, the U.S.
The public is invited to attend a Mayor and City Council Special Study Session to review findings of the Long Beach Breakwater Reconnaissance Study on Monday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m. in Long Beach City Council Chambers.
The Breakwater Reconnaissance Study, which was commissioned by the Long Beach City Council and conducted by Moffatt & Nichol, a local engineering firm, is already available for review on the Breakwater website at: http://www.longbeach.gov/citymanager/ga/breakwater/default.asp.