USA: Kennebunk River Dredging Plan Introduced

The Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has filed for a Natural Resources Protection Act permit with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

The permit would allow the Corps to dredge shoals from the 8-foot deep entrance channel of the Federal Navigation Project in the Kennebunk River, according to mainelymediallc.com.

The shoals are primarily the result of coastal storms, including Storm Sandy in October 2012, and natural shoaling. These shoals are creating hazardous conditions especially for the commercial fishing vessels that are based in the harbor.

This proposed work entails removal of about 22,000 cubic yards of clean, fine sand to return the 8-foot entrance channel of the FNP to its authorized dimensions.

The material to be dredged has undergone physical testing and has been found to be fine-grained clean sand. Maintenance dredging will be performed using a Government-owned, special purpose (hopper) dredge, “Currituck” or “Murden” or similar type dredge. The proposed work is comparable to that performed in 2004 by the “Currituck”.

Material dredged from the FNP will be placed at a previously used nearshore site, off Gooch’s Beach, located outside the channel.

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Dredging Today Staff, October 27, 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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