Newland Entities to Stabilize American River Bank

During future storm releases from Folsom Dam’s auxiliary spillway flows will enter the American River at forces and angles like never before.

Even after passing a series of engineered water-slowing features, the combined flows could destabilize part of the river’s bank making it vulnerable to erosion.

That’s why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $1.8 million contract May 12 to Newland Entities, Inc. of Marysville, California, to stabilize 400 feet of the river’s right bank using 32-foot-long rock bolts.

Limited access and steep topography of the American River’s right bank below Folsom Dam will make these operations quite a challenge, said Corps project manager Bill Aley.

The stabilization project is expected to begin in June and end by December, weather dependant.

The Corps, together with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and state and local partners, is building the approximately $900-million spillway in Folsom, California, to reduce flood risk throughout the Sacramento region by allowing the Bureau of Reclamation to make more controlled water releases from Folsom Dam earlier during large storms.

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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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