USA: Army Corps Seeks Solution for Matanzas Pass Shoaling

According to nbc-2.com, Lee County and the US Army Corp of Engineers is looking at ways to fix shoaling at Matanzas Pass.

Boaters say sand is filling in near Bowditch Point, likely made worse by Tropical Storm Debby.

Some boaters say Matanzas Pass at the north end of Fort Myers Beach is half as deep as it was weeks ago.

Lee County officials have asked the Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville to come up with solutions.

Steve Boutelle, Operations Manager for the county Division of Natural Resources, says the Corps is working on a detailed evaluation of the channel, reports nbc-2.com.

Dredging Today Staff, July 11, 2012

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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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