Machado Lake Dredging (VIDEO)

The Machado Lake dredging and dewatering program in the San Pedro region is moving forward.

This project is being implemented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering (BOE), in collaboration with the Bureau of Sanitation and the Department of Recreation and Parks.

The scope of the work includes removal and mechanical dewatering of approximately 239,000 cubic yards of lake sediment. Sediment removal, removal of accumulated materials from the bottom of lakes, rivers, harbors and other water bodies, is necessary because of the natural process of sedimentation due to erosion, urban runoff, and organic decay.

In this case, Machado Lake’s water depth has been significantly decreased due to sediment build-up over several decades.

The sediment removal will increase the lake capacity to handle storm flows, ameliorate eutrophic conditions, and control the growth of nuisance aquatic plant species and will occur throughout the lake with specific focus on the northern and southern portions of the lake.

Dredging Today Staff

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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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