USA: Manatee Pocket Dredging Completed

Manatee Pocket Dredging Completed

After 18 months and the removal of approximately 280,000 cubic yards of sediment, the channel dredging of the Manatee Pocket is now complete.

The resulting 100-foot wide main channel has already greatly improved navigation and access to the pocket and its tributaries, providing economic benefits as well as enhancements to the natural environment and water quality.

Mechanical dredging work will continue for an additional two months as additional sediments are removed from the Pocket as part of the private dredging portion of this project. The dredging contractor has also begun the process of removing sediment from the material handling site located on US-1 and demobilizing dredging equipment throughout the pocket.

The entire demobilization process is expected to be complete within the next few months. The $13 million dredging project, coordinated by Martin County, was funded primarily through grants from the local, state and national programs.

About the Manatee Pocket Project

The Manatee Pocket Project is a dredging project that entailed the removal of approximately 280,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno.

Dredging of the Manatee Pocket began in July 2010. Now that it is essentially complete, the project has resulted in a 100-foot-wide channel that provides navigational and environmental enhancements to the Manatee Pocket and its adjacent waterways as well as important economic benefits for the surrounding communities.

The $13 million dredging project, coordinated by Martin County, was funded primarily through grants from the local, state and national programs.

Dredging Today Staff, January 23, 2012; Image: manateepocketproject

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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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