Ocean City Beach Replenished (USA)

Beach replenishment is finally complete in Ocean City, Maryland, just in time for the summer season, and after the rough winter stalled the project for a number of months.

Bulldozers, offshore dredges and massive pipes have been a constant on the Ocean City beach since February, as several cubic tons of sand from the ocean floor have been churned up, pumped ashore and redistributed on land to beef up the resort’s coastline.

The federal beach replenishment program has been doing this every four years since 1994, and after major storms inflict massive erosion on the resort’s 10 miles of pristine beach.

This winter’s project endured months of stop and go work as the harsh weather conditions slowed progress to a crawl, but once the weather cleared, work crews got back on track and finished earlier this week, with a few weeks to spare before the summer season.

The program is funded by a partnership between Worcester County, the state of Maryland, the town of Ocean City and the federal Army Corps of Engineers, which picks up 50 percent of the bill.

The program is credited with preventing an estimated $600 million in storm related damages to coastal properties since its inception.

Source: wamu.org, May 20, 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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