Mississippi River Low Levels Cause Major Concern (USA)

Members of the Mississippi River Commission met yesterday to discuss the results of their low water inspection tour, according to kfvs12.com.

Members say they’re extremely concerned because the river is at a near record low.

During this meeting in Caruthersville, R.D. James of the Mississippi River Commission said: “The unofficial 28 day forecast is for no rain and if that happens, we will be approaching the water levels, the historic water levels of 1988 which means problems up and down the river system. If we go below the water stages of 1988, I don’t think there will be enough dredges available even if we had the money to maintain the harbors and the channel from Cairo to the Gulf. It would be tragic.”

Dredging Today Staff, August 21, 2012

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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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