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Innovative Plan to Address Lake Erie Dredging Issues

Innovative Plan to Address Lake Erie Dredging Issues

Addressing the problems associated with how to deal with dredging sediment has been one that has been sought for more than 30 years. Increased efforts are needed now more than ever with the algae blooms problems in Lake Erie. Dredging the Toledo Harbor is critical to its operation as a port city – to accommodate commercial […]

Corps Seeks Input on Upper Hamburg Chute Project (USA)

Corps Seeks Input on Upper Hamburg Chute Project (USA)

A draft supplemental environmental assessment for repairs to the Upper Hamburg chute in Otoe County, is currently available for public review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing chute bank erosion that formed along two locations during the 2011 Missouri River flood. The purpose and scope of this supplemental EA are limited […]

UK: Parrett and Tone Dredging Projects on Schedule

UK: Parrett and Tone Dredging Projects on Schedule

The Environment Agency in the South West has announced it is making good progress inspecting and repairing flood defences damaged during the winter storms and floods. More than 100 flood defence structures including river banks, pumping stations, sluices, gates and beach defences were damaged earlier this year in Somerset and Dorset after some of the […]

Picture of the Day: Delaware River Main Channel Dredging

Picture of the Day: Delaware River Main Channel Dredging

The Dodge Island, a Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company hopper dredger, motors up the Delaware River during the dredging operations on July 23, 2014. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company began dredging on July 18 as part of the next contract of the Delaware River […]

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Plans Move Ahead

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Plans Move Ahead

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]

Murmansk Hosts Russian-Korean Meeting on Northern Sea Route

Murmansk Hosts Russian-Korean Meeting on Northern Sea Route

A working meeting of FSUE “Rosmorport” representatives with delegation of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in St. Petersburg was held in Murmansk, on July 25, 2014, dedicated to the perspectives of cooperation on the development of the Northern Sea Route port infrastructure. The enterprise was represented by Andrey Boldorev, Head of Investments […]

Finland: Dredger “Optimus” to Deepen Port of Pietarsaari

Finland: Dredger “Optimus” to Deepen Port of Pietarsaari

Wasa Dredging Ltd. from Vaasa in Finland has successfully started dredging with its new dredger “Optimus” in the Port of Pietarsaari. Wasa Dredging has been working in most demanding marine construction work for more than 25 years and this know-how has been utilized in designing and building backhoe dredgers for their own dredging purpose. The […]

Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project Wrapped Up (USA)

Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project Wrapped Up (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and its partner, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the completion of the Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony August 1 at 11 a.m. outside the Gateway Building located at 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, Ill. The nearly $8 million […]

CARIS Hydrographic Survey for CPA (Bangladesh)

CARIS Hydrographic Survey for CPA (Bangladesh)

The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has an important role in increasing foreign trade and supporting sustainable development for Bangladesh. The port, which is the country’s main port, handles approximately 92 per cent of international trade. It is therefore essential that CPA be able to efficiently and accurately determine least depths in the port environment to […]

Waikato Regional Council, TCDC to Manage Coastal Hazard Risks

Waikato Regional Council, TCDC to Manage Coastal Hazard Risks

Waikato Regional Council said it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, in the face of any increased sea level and climate change pressures. The comment follows the release of a statement from TCDC focusing on the need to […]







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