As the Design Team continues to conduct work on the Gowanus Canal in preparation for the construction of the remedy, this website will provide updates to the community on our efforts. The Design Team is committed to doing its share and working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to develop a lasting remedy for the Gowanus Canal. This page serves to inform the community of completed activities on the canal and alert it to activities that may begin in the coming weeks and months. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

March 2016 Update

The design team is preparing for a debris removal pilot study, scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016. The pilot study will take place in the 4th Street Turning Basin of the Gowanus Canal. The purpose of the study is to:

  • Clear obstructions preventing navigational access
  • Evaluate […]

February Update

During the last quarter of 2015, the Remedial Design team continued to collect field data and to submit reports to EPA presenting the findings from the various design investigations. The ongoing field work has included continuation of landside drilling as part of the bulkheads evaluation. […]

September Update

Over the past few weeks, the Design Team and its contractors continued efforts on three areas of study which began earlier this year. These three on-going projects are:

  • Groundwater Studies: This month we continue with the data collection discussed in our May update. For more information, […]

August Update

The Design Team and its contractors remain engaged in several activities on or near the canal.

Drilling for Bulkhead Study

In August, the field team will conclude the first phase of canal bulkhead assessments. This work included soil sample collection, geophysical tests and boring […]

July Update

The Design Team and its contractors continue working on several projects on the canal.

Drilling for Bulkhead Study: As part of EPA’s remedy, dredging will be required along existing bulkheads. Through the bulkhead study, we are learning about the structure of the existing bulkheads and assessing their […]

June Update

The Design Team and its contractors remain engaged in several activities on the canal as the warm summer weather continues.

Drilling for Bulkhead Study: As part of our continuing study of bulkheads in the canal, we will strategically begin drilling borings near and along existing bulkheads […]

May Update

As the spring weather continues, the Design Team and its contractors remain engaged in several activities on the canal.

Upcoming Work

Groundwater Studies: We will collect data to better characterize how groundwater enters the Canal. […]

April Update

As the spring weather continues, the Design Team and its contractors remain engaged in several activities on the canal.

Upcoming Work

Sediment Studies: We will collect sediment throughout the canal for testing. These samples will guide […]

March Update

The Design Team and its contractors are currently engaged in several activities on the canal. These activities are part of their ongoing effort to further study the canal and develop the remedial design. Information gained from these studies will help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Design Team […]

January Update

The Design Team and its contractors are currently engaged in several activities on the canal. These activities are part of our ongoing effort to further study the canal and develop the remedial design. Information gained from these studies will help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Design Team […]