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    Beneath the layers of dirt

    Crews are deploying a multiple electrode resistivity unit – MER, for short – to create a map of changes in the soil beneath as part of the geotechnical investigations process developed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve knowledge of the conditions for levee foundations as well as the construction of the levees themselves.

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Army Corps Civil Engineer Still Puts in the Hours at 92
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Army Corps Expansion of Historic West Point Cemetery Complete
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Army Corps Expediting Coastal Repairs on Long Island; Sand Placement Expected This Fall
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It could have been so much worse: How the Pittsburgh District prevented six feet of water from reaching downtown
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District faced back-to-back high-water events due to heavy rains in April, holding back an estimated six feet of flooding from reaching the Point of...