Comments Invited for Clark County Shoreline Plan

Public comment is sought on a limited amendment to Clark County’s shoreline master program. The county’s plan was updated in 2012.

These minor changes will affect how Clark County administers its shoreline master program. Amendments clarify the definition for dredging and correct inconsistencies related to dredging in wetlands and for restoration. Non-water-oriented commercial uses will also be allowed on shorelines in limited circumstances.

Shorelines in the county include the Columbia, Lewis, East Fork Lewis, and Washougal rivers; Merwin, Yale and Vancouver lakes; and numerous creeks, including Lacamas Creek, Salmon Creek, Burnt Bridge Creek, and Cedar Creek.

Under Washington’s 1972 voter-approved Shoreline Management Act, Ecology must review and approve the amendment before it takes effect.

Comments on the proposed amendments will be accepted until Nov. 6, 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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