San Elijo Lagoon Dredging About to Begin

During the week of June 4-12, the inlet to San Elijo Lagoon will be breached from sand and cobble obstruction.

This annual inlet excavation reconnects San Elijo Lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is the organization overseeing the process.

The lagoon’s inlet and channel appears open but is approximately 80 percent blocked,” said Doug Gibson, Conservancy executive director and principal scientist. “Tidal circulation is significantly muted as a result of sand buildup under the coast highway bridge and in the main channel.”

Keeping the inlet open to the ocean is critical to maintaining the health of San Elijo Lagoon. Left unattended, it could remain closed much of the year from buildup of sand transported by high incoming tides, surf and storm surges.

The inlet excavation costs approximately $100,000 and is conducted through the support of California Coastal Conservancy and County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health.

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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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