USA: Ashtabula River Dredging to Start Soon

Dredging of the lower portion of the Ashtabula River, which will vastly improve navigation, is set to start in mid April, according to Starbeacon.

The project State Rep. John Patterson, along with Ashtabula City Manager Jim Timonere, announced in August 2013 that the state’s Controlling Board approved $70,000 in funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to dredge a portion of the Ashtabula River near Brockway Marina.

The dredging that these funds will provide for is much needed and will allow for easier access to our Great Lake,” said Rep. Patterson in a recent press release.

It is also an example of the good that can come of public and private partnerships. I am proud of the work we all did in making this project a reality. I believe this project will bring a much-needed boost to local tourism, which will in turn provide a positive impact on both the local and state economies for years to come. I look forward to seeing this project move forward and am happy to support these efforts.

Delays caused by EPAs permitting process postponed the dredging project which was scheduled for the fall of 2013.

Dredging Today Staff, April 8, 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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