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ERDC Research Hydraulic Engineer Tim Welp checks the movement of "tickler chains" designed to move sea turtles out of the way of dredging activities. The chains form a curtain extending off the dredging drag arm approximately 25 feet ahead of the draghead.
ERDC demonstrates new equipment, approach
8/16/2016 10:29:00 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Dredging Operations Technical Support (DOTS) Program is launching a new website dedicated to the practice of thin-layer placement
of dredged material in a webinar August 31.
Corps to launch new resource for dredging community - debuts in Aug. 31 webinar
8/11/2016 7:08:00 AM
USACE Research Biologist and ERDC’s principal investigator, Dena Dickerson continues to monitor Ellie’s care as the highly-trained border collie keeping Oklahoma’s Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam free from thousands of cormorants and gulls. Ellie continues to save the Corps’ Tulsa District estimated yearly dam equipment damages of $10,000 due to metal corrosion and yearly bird dropping cleanup charges of $27,000.
USACE researcher employs K-9 intelligence to solve lock & dam issue
3/29/2016 12:12:00 PM
The Environmental Laboratory’s Dena Dickerson, shown with her show dog, Jada, used her canine training and field trial expertise to test a possible solution to chase off birds causing extensive damages at Oklahoma’s Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam. The impressive experiment with Panda, her own border collie, resulted in the Corps’ Tulsa District purchase of border collie Ellie, who keeps the facility clear of thousands of cormorants and gulls
USACE researcher employs K-9 intelligence to solve lock & dam issue
3/29/2016 12:12:00 PM
The Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science and leader of the Corps’ Dredging Operations Environmental Research (DOER) program and the Engineering with Nature (EWN) program, ERDC-Environmental Laboratory’s Dr. Todd Bridges traveled throughout Australia Sept. 7-11, 2015 as the keynote presenter for the Engineers Australia Eminent Speaker Tour.
Engineers Australia Eminent Speaker Tour features EL’s Bridges
10/29/2015 7:02:00 AM
Norberto Nadal-Caraballo, Ph.D., was selected as the 2015 winner of the Great Minds in STEM™, Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Professional Achievement Award in Civil Engineering August 7.
Nadal-Caraballo, a research civil engineer in the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, developed statistical methodologies ("StormSim" software system) to characterize the flood risk for multiple areas in the United States.
Corps of Engineers researcher recognized by Great Minds in STEM™
9/8/2015 8:09:00 AM
As major conference presenters, facilitators and award recipients, ERDC-EL and CHL team members often took center stage at the Western Dredging Association’s (WEDA) and Texas A&M's Dredging Summit and Expo held June 22-25 in Houston, Texas. Joining in the presentation to ERDC-EL for the 2015 Western Dredging Association’s (WEDA) Gold Environmental Excellence Award, were, from left, Craig Vogt, WEDA Environmental Commission chairman; Robert Ramsdell, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company;
Ashley Kerns, Mike Hooks Inc; Dr. Burton Suedel, EL; and 
Ram Mohan, WEDA president and board of directors chairman.
National dredging conference honors ERDC experts
8/3/2015 1:01:00 PM