USA: Low Mississippi River Levels Cause Major Concerns

Low Mississippi River Levels Cause Major Concerns

Governor Pat Quinn and other Illinois officials are very concerned about the current condition of the Mississippi River, especially around St. Louis area, reports cbslocal.com.

Quinn stated: “We’ve asked the Army Corps of Engineers to initiate immediately blasting and dredging to help make the river a little deeper. We’ve also asked that the Missouri River, which feeds into the Mississippi River, be allowed to have more water put into the Mississippi.”

The Army Corps announced last week that the commercial shipping around St. Louis might become impossible very soon, according fox2now.com.

“A very serious problem. We send a lot of our grain, and our coal, and other products from Illinois down the Mississippi River – the Big River – it’s 583 miles of our border,” Quinn concluded.

Dredging Today Staff, December 7, 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.

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