GLDD Ends Dredging of Lake Mauvaisterre

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) has competed dredging of the Lake Mauvaisterre in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Approximately 550,000 cubic yards of sediment was removed from the lake during the project, improving the lake’s water quality and adding about 111 million gallons.

The project, aimed to increase water quality and capacity for the city’s backup water source, received a green light last fall from the council. It represents an $3.7 million investment, which was approved by Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in 2013.

We are working with the land owners to put in waterways and dry dams to help mitigate the silt that’s coming into the lake, so we’re going to continue to do that over the next two to three years, and we’re going to continue to do that as funds are available,” said Jack Cosner, superintendent of utilities.

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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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