HHD Environmental Report Available for Review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has released an environmental report for public review on its proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surround Lake Okeechobee.

The report, known as an environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact focuses on a Corps proposal to extend embankment repairs in a six-mile area between Lake Harbor and Belle Glade on the south side of the lake. The document will be available for a 60-day review, with comments accepted until May 10.

As the Corps has worked through a dam safety modification study regarding the features needed to reduce risk at the dike, we have identified the need for additional embankment repairs west of Belle Glade,” said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation project manager. “The proposed repairs would help realize the full benefits of repairs we completed from 2007 to 2013 between Belle Glade and Port Mayaca when we installed a partial cutoff wall in the dike. 

The proposed repairs would close a remaining gap in what’s known as Common Consequence zone A, which runs the length of the dike between Lake Harbor and Port Mayaca. The Corps proposes starting construction in 2017 and would likely take two years to complete.

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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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