Sampling the Mississippi River

For the third time in almost eight decades, bed material samples are being taken from the Mississippi River.

The first was in 1935 and the second was in 1989, but this is the first time it’s an effort being coordinated between different government agencies.

On Wednesday, February 11th, sixteen team members from the U.S. Geological Survey in Little Rock, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, and the U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss., who specialize in hydrology, met in Memphis, Tenn., to discuss safety, methods and procedures before beginning the sampling venture.

Analyzing the samples will help in assessing what kind of sediment is on the Mississippi River bed and evaluate how it moves.

With coastal Louisiana shrinking, this data will help assess sediment movement as it travels toward the Gulf.

Source: USACE

 

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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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