Barcelona Harbor Dredging to Reduce Flood Risks (USA)

Congressman Tom Reed announced a major dredging project Monday in Chautauqua County at Barcelona Harbor in Westfield.

The dredging, getting underway shortly, will help to mitigate flood risks and improve overall harbor operations from boat mobility to recreation opportunities. Reed gathered at Barcelona Harbor Monday alongside Lake Erie Management Commission Member Doug Richmond, Assemblyman Andy Goodell, Westfield Town Supervisor Martha Bills, Lake Erie Management Commission Chair & County Legislator George Borrello, County Watershed Coordinator Dave McCoy, and Exec. Director of Westfield Development Corp Aaron Resnick to unveil the dredging project.

After successful teamwork here in Chautauqua County, I’m so pleased to announce this critical dredging project is moving forward,” Reed said. “The project means that local jobs, recreation, tourism and overall quality of life will not only be maintained, but improved. The area is getting the fair attention it deserves and we’re putting the federal funding we secured to use to care for a harbor that is a central part of this community.”

Reed worked with local stakeholders to secure the federal funding needed to dredge the harbor and make infrastructure investments.

Reed said the dredging will reduce flood risks and mitigate threats to public safety with infrastructure improvements. Failure to dredge the harbor will result in continued shoaling and reduce channel dimensions, potentially threatening recreational use and raising safety concerns.

Press Release, July 22, 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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