Snake River Dredging Kicks Off

The Snake River dredging project is finally underway.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and its dredging contractor American Construction Company started with dredging yesterday at the downstream lock approach of Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake-Clearwater rivers in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.

Port of Clarkston Manager Wanda Keefer said that it’s been nine years since dredging like this has taken place.

Because it hasn’t been dredged for a while, there’s been a number of safety hazards created for the freight navigation but also the recreational cruise boats that have come up and down the river,” said Keefer. “There are certain places on the river right now that are only seven feet deep.”

River mariners are urged to be cautious around dredging vessels and equipment. In accordance with standard procedures, the Corps has also issued a notice to the navigation industry announcing the presence of dredging vessels and equipment in the lower Snake River.

The dredging will likely involve a 24-hour-a-day operation.

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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