USA: Meeting on Dallas Floodway Program Takes Place in May

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, recently posted the Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dallas Floodway Project for public review.

Modifications to the existing Dallas Floodway Project were authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Public Law 110-114, Section 5141, at a total project cost of $459 million, with an estimated Federal share of $298 million and an estimated non-Federal share of $161 million.

The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce flood risk through flood risk management, enhance ecosystems that have been degraded through channelization and provide greater recreation opportunities within the Trinity River Corridor in Dallas, Texas.

The Fort Worth District is hosting a National Environmental Policy Act public hearing May 8, 2014, to inform the public and agencies and solicit comments on the Draft EIS and Feasibility Report. The hearing will be held 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Press Release, April 21, 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. 

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