Venice Beach Renourishment About to Resume

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates sand placement on Venice Beach to tentatively resume today, weather permitting.  The shore protection project was temporarily delayed by a mechanical problem February 15 that caused the shutdown of dredging operations. 

During the dredging operations, the Liberty Island, a trailing suction hopper dredge, received damage to its propellers.

The Corps contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD), has placed more than 294,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach to date. The completed project will place roughly 791,000 cubic yards of sand on 3.2 miles of Venice Beach shoreline. Weather permitting, GLDD will complete the project in early April. Turtle nesting season starts April 15.

The City of Venice and the Army Corps of Engineers ask the public to continue to use caution in the construction area.

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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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