Corps to Commence Millwood Lake Drawdown This Week (USA)

The Army Corps of Engineers will begin a drawdown August 15 on Millwood Lake for bank stabilization work at Cottonshed Park.

Beginning on Friday, the lake will be gradually drawn down to elevation 258.2 feet, which is one foot below the normal pool elevation. This will take about three days, depending on rainfall.

The drawdown will last until September 2 at which time the lake will be allowed to refill to its normal pool elevation of 259.2 feet.

After the drawdown begins, boaters should exercise extreme caution because submerged stumps and shallow areas may begin to appear. Also, boaters should be cautious when launching because of damage or sediment build up that may have occurred at the ends of the ramps.

Press Release, August 13, 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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