Final Berryessa Creek Report Available for Public Review (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, released its final general re-evaluation report and environmental impact statement for the Berryessa Creek project for public review and comment.

The document outlines the study’s recommended plan to reduce flood risk from Berryessa Creek which would build new flood walls and box culverts and widen the channel along a 2.2-mile stretch of Berryessa Creek between Interstate 680 and East Calaveras Boulevard.

The study and proposed project are a cooperative effort between the Corps and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

All comments received on the draft document during its 45-day public review period that ended May 5, 2013 were addressed and incorporated into the final report as appropriate.

A record of decision will be signed after the review period concludes to outline the selected alternative, its environmental effects and appropriate mitigation measures. This will also formally complete the National Environmental Policy Act process for the study.

The Corps’ San Francisco District would manage construction of the project, if it is approved and funded by Congress.

Press Release, January 5, 2014

 

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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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