Picture of the Day: Restoring Wetlands at Steamboat Slough

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, partnered recently with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore wetlands at the Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge in Washington.

After constructing a new setback levee the Corps notched the original levee, allowing the Columbia River to flow in. The rest of the original levee will be allowed to erode naturally.

 

The restoration project’s primary goals and features: 

  • Re-establish tidal connection between the Columbia River and the project site to restore estuarine floodplain habitats;
  • Provide improved access and rearing/refuge habitat for juvenile salmonids;
  • Restore tidal channel habitats;
  • Restore native wetland plant communities and functions to enhance productivity of the site.

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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