USA: Plan to Reduce Truckee River Flood Risk Moves Ahead

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The approved plan includes flood risk management and recreation features along approximately six miles of the Truckee River from U.S. Route 395 to the town of Vista, Nev.

The plan will now go before the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the Office of Management and Budget for their final review. Following that, the plan would eligible to be authorized and funded by Congress for construction.

The Truckee River Flood Management Authority, the project’s local cost-share partner, would provide at least 35 percent of the project’s funding for construction, with the Corps providing the remaining funds.

Press Release, April 14, 2014

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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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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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