Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project Wrapped Up (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and its partner, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the completion of the Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony August 1 at 11 a.m. outside the Gateway Building located at 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, Ill.

The nearly $8 million dollar restoration project is part of the Illinois River Basin Restoration Program, which is a partnership between the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Illinois. Since its initiation in 2002, the Program has completed the Illinois River Basin Restoration Comprehensive Plan as well as site specific feasibility studies at seven other restoration sites within the basin. Completion of the Peoria Upper Island Project is in addition to the previously completed Waubonsie and Blackberry Creek Fish Passage Critical Restoration Projects.

The Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project enhances aquatic habitats through the restoration of depth and reduction of sediment. The project has additional benefits for recreational boating and fishing. Peoria Lake, the largest bottomland lake in the Illinois River Valley, reflects changes similar to other lakes with loss of aquatic habitat due to sedimentation.

In carrying out this project a contractor dredged 374,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Illinois River to restore 49.6 acres of aquatic habitat used by fish and migrating waterfowl. The dredged sediment was used to create a 24 acre island which provides additional wildlife habitat and a buffer to normal sedimentation rates for the restored aquatic habitat area.

Press Release, July 29, 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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