USA: Corps Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Alvarado Levee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, last week released a draft environmental assessment on the proposed modifications to the existing levee system at Alvarado, Minn.

The City of Alvarado proposes to modify the existing levee system constructed by the Corps of Engineers during the 1990s.

Modifications include removing damaged levee areas, constructing a rock support, realigning portions of the levee, re-grading slopes and reinforcing the river banks to prevent erosion.

The document is available for public review until March 31.

Press Release, March 4, 2013

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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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