USACE: New England Operating at Normal Levels

With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 for Corps of Engineers Civil Works on February 2, 2015, the Corps’ New England District looks forward to continued normal operations and funding in fiscal year 2016 that starts on October 1, 2015.  

In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding the operations and maintenance of the 8 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs and the Stamford Hurricane Barrier, and proposes $700,000 for a feasibility study for Fairfield and New Haven counties flooding, and $700,000 for a feasibility study of New Haven Harbor deepening. It also provides funds for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In Massachusetts, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 12 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, the Cape Cod Canal and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier. Additionally, the budget proposes $1.8 million for preconstruction engineering and design of the Boston Harbor Deepening project, $500,000 for preparation of plans and specifications for maintenance of the Weymouth-Fore River project, and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works and environmental projects.

In New Hampshire, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 6 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, and funding for project condition surveys and inspection of completed works. In Vermont, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the 5 Corps-managed flood risk management reservoirs, funding for inspection of completed works, and funding for the Narrows in Lake Champlain (New York District).

In Rhode Island, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and Woonsocket Flood Risk Management projects, $350,000 in funding for maintenance of the Block Island Harbor of Refuge, and $350,000 in funding for maintenance of the Great Salt Pond in Block Island, as well as funding for project condition surveys, and inspection of completed works and environmental projects. In Maine, the budget proposes continuing operations and maintenance of disposal area monitoring, inspection of completed works and environmental projects, project condition surveys and surveillance of northern boundary waters.

Additionally, the District will receive funding from its higher headquarters for Regulatory permitting activities and the Continuing Authorities Program and other work.

 

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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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