USA: Jupiter Island Demands Permanent Funding Solution for Inlet Dredging

The Town of Jupiter Island is threatening to sue Martin County if it does not come up with a source of permanent funding for the dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet by June 1.

The town insists on finding a permanent way to pay for a maintenance program that will keep sand out of the inlet that has become shallow due to drifting sand. Therefore, it is dangerously difficult to navigate.

Martin County Commission Chairman Ed Ciampi and County Commissioner Doug Smith stated that the inlet dredging and funding will probably come up at the county commission meeting scheduled for December 13.

“My position is that we need to do the most complete project we can with the amount of money we can pull together,” Smith said.

In anticipation of bids planned to be opened on December 5, there might be a week or two delay said Smith.

Dredging Today Staff, November 24, 2011;

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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